People have different interests and learn throughout their lives in different ways. We aim to embed learning across all our activities.
Tate’s learning programmes, both in the galleries and online, take the collection and exhibitions as their point of inspiration. They offer a range of ways for newcomers, regular visitors and seasoned experts alike to deepen their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art.
Schools and teachers
Artists, their practice and the gallery space are at the centre of Tates schools’ programme. We believe that working alongside artists, surrounded by artworks, encourages students to think creatively and independently.
Our programme of schools activities and resources is devised in conjunction with our programme for teachers. We encourage teachers to consider taking part in these activities to augment and support their student visits to the gallery.
Tate works with artists to create activities, studio workshops, resources and events for children and families to enrich their engagement with art.
Our programmes introduce historical, contemporary, modern and interdisciplinary art practices, providing open, experiential and playful learning that continually evolves along with our audiences.
Big and Small
Big and Small is Tate Britains Early Years programme, running workshops and activities for local families with children under 5.
The programme delivers a broad range of cultural experiences and informal learning opportunities for young people and encourages them to take part. Working collaboratively with artists or independently, young people also develop projects, events and programmes for other young people across Tates galleries and online.
Tate’s programmes of events for adults investigate artists practice, take a critical approach to learning and create platforms for dialogue and exchange with local, national and international audiences.
Tate develops bespoke programmes in partnership with local groups to widen participation and access to art.
Tate Britain and Tate Modern focus on addressing educational and cultural inequality by engaging with adults in Southwark, Newham and other local London boroughs, and on supporting positive mental health and working with older adults in particular
Tate Liverpool actively seeks a dialogue with those socially, economically, intellectually or physically excluded from the arts in the North West region
Tate St Ives aims to increase the participation of local community groups through a series of activities run both in and outside the gallery.