The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration is a project about international collaboration and exchange. It links schools, galleries, artists and cultural institutions worldwide through contemporary art and ideas.
The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration is a unique programme that brings together schools, galleries and artists from across the world. Schools and colleges can register to collaborate with an international partner to explore their cultures and exchange their artwork online.
Schools may choose an international partner school. This is supported by a free downloadable project pack, with a range of starting points to initiate an ongoing dialogue between schools. Each year, the turbinegeneration project pack is based on ideas and themes represented in The Unilever Series installation.
The project pack is informed by research with teachers and developed by practising artists and Tate Learning. Activities can be easily adapted for different ages and abilities and can be integrated to meet learning objectives across the curriculum.
By registering on the turbinegeneration website, schools create a partnership blog where they share, compare and develop artwork together. The website makes it easy to upload photographs, video, audio and text. In fact any art form may be recorded, uploaded and shared using these media.
Schools and artists may submit work to be considered for the online gallery. This is open to the public and all work is moderated by the Tate Learning Community Manager.
The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration is a valuable platform for galleries and artists to promote themselves and direct others to their work. By registering, galleries can promote their programmes, follow schools, artists and galleries, signpost visitors to their spaces and make international connections. Artists may use the website in much the same way.
Each year the number of countries participating in turbinegeneration increases. Currently this network includes schools, galleries, artists and cultural organisations from 48 countries.
The turbinegeneration website allows you to engage with the entire international turbinegeneration community. Schools, artists and galleries can follow one another, make comments and establish international connections.
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