Tate staff look at a projection of the transformed Tate Modern gallery site
Tate staff look at a projection of the transformed Tate Modern gallery site

People and culture

Tate’s future success depends on our ability to operate effectively and attract, develop, and retain the most talented staff.

We therefore aim to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities for skills and career development. We remain committed to reflecting the richness and diversity of contemporary Britain in our staff, audiences and partners, and we’ve made significant progress in embedding our ‘Tate for All’ diversity strategy across all of our activities.


Diversity is integral to our vision to 2015 and it will be central to our success, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to build their understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art and that Tate remains relevant to society. Diversity is for and about everyone, and our strategy is to reflect it in be the collection and programme as well as in our audiences and those who work at Tate.

Funding and supporters

Tate relies on a wide variety of funding sources. Government funding is critical, but we generate over 60% of our income ourselves.

The continuation of individual, foundation and corporate support, together with our visitors, members and patrons, is fundamental to the delivery of our public programme.

We also rely on the support of artists, volunteers and our non-executives, all of who give generously to Tate with their time.

Our trading subsidiary, Tate Enterprises, helps generate valuable funds from its publishing, retail and catering activities that go towards supporting our mission.

Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability is a prime consideration across Tate’s work, from the way we source food for our cafés and restaurants, to the way we manage buildings and create exhibitions. For more information visit our environmental sustainability pages.