mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)
mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

Plus Tate aims to support the development of the visual arts across the UK, by fostering a climate where exchange and partnership can flourish.

Joining together to exchange ideas, knowledge, skills and resources, as well as programmes and collections, the Plus Tate partners, facilitated by Tate, enable audiences to engage with modern and contemporary art across major cities and rural communities.

Plus Tate now comprises thirty five cultural institutions including Tate, and is a powerful group enabling new collaboration and change. Through this network, Tate contributes its resources to a dynamic group of organisations committed to working with contemporary art and artists and audiences in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This expands Tate’s reach and increases public access to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art.


The partners share a common ambition: to inspire people about art. Each organisation, like Tate, is undergoing organisational development, often involving a capital project. All are committed to expanding participation in the visual arts and to collaboration and exchange with the network as a whole.

Plus Tate partners to date are:

Recent Research

The research published in the following report reveals the huge regenerative and economic benefits of this group of organisations, just prior to its expansion.

Exchanging knowledge

Plus Tate facilitates professional development initiatives, staff exchanges and the sharing of ideas and knowledge through all its programmes.

We run an annual programme for members which focuses on topics of interest and importance. Past topics have included integrated practice, sustainability and higher education partnerships.

Contact us

For more information on Plus Tate, email plustate@tate.org.uk 

The following booklet also provides more information on the original eighteen partners: Plus Tate booklet [PDF, 7.5 MB]