Our Priorities

Two people walk towards a large artificial sun in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Olafur Eliasson The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern 16 October 2003–21 March 2004

Our mission

Everything we do, from the programme we present in our galleries and with partners in Britain and around the world, to the books, products and food we sell in our shops and restaurants, supports our mission: to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art. 

A colour wheel of all of Tate priorities

our Vision

Our Vision sets out the main factors that will guide our activities over the next decade. The Vision was discussed by the senior leadership team and agreed by Trustees.

Read our Vision for the next ten years

Our Objectives

The objectives provide a set of common priorities for everyone across Tate, with the overarching aim of achieving the vision: championing art and its value to society. The objectives were developed and agreed with Trustees in response to staff feedback from a series of workshops about the vision held in 2014.

Each of the objectives is equally important – and they are inter-related. We cannot achieve one without the others and every person who works or volunteers at Tate plays a role in delivering them.

The Tate Plan

The Tate Plan is a summary of the activities that will be delivered each year in order to achieve our Tate-wide objectives. It provides an overview of the priorities for each area across Tate.

Read more about our Vision and Plan for 2016–19