Tate Exchange

A space for everyone to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art

Opening times

Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00

Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00

Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Clare Twomey, Is It Madness. Is It Beauty. 2010

How can art make a difference to people’s lives and society?

Welcome to Tate Exchange. An annual programme that brings together international artists, over 60 partners who work within and beyond the arts, and you. A journey of discovery into the different ways that art has become active over the last 60 years and how artists have changed our understanding of what art can be and what it can do.

Our second season, exploring the theme of ‘Production’, opens on Thursday 28 September on Level 5, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern.

Want to get involved?

Explore a map of Black British women artists and cultural workers in We Apologise for the Delay to Your Journey from 4 August.

From 28 September, join artist Clare Twomey as she transforms Tate Exchange into a working factory. Jump in the production line and explore what it means to make and produce in today’s society. Then explore the power and politics of making in a digital age with artists, technologists, and designers in interactive workshops. Join a discussion on what ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture mean today. Experience an intervention as a form of anti-production. Or take part in performances and installations by artists and collectives that explore how queer, trans, and POC identities are produced in the gallery and beyond.

Full programme details will be published from 8 September.

You can also catch up with what we've done at Tate Exchange so far, or see our upcoming events programme here



Admission information

Please note Tate Exchange is now closed until 4 August

Opening times

Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00

Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00

Closed until 4 August 2017

Location

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

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Can art change society?

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What does it mean to be a woman in art?

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About Tate Exchange

Tate Exchange is an experiment. A space for everyone to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art. Whether you are an observer, commentator, researcher, creator, hacker, tweeter or just curious, join artists and organisations to explore the issues of our time. Drop in for a talk, join the conversation, enjoy a chance encounter and learn something new.

In our opening 2016-2017 season, our theme was “exchange”, shaped with the help of artist Tim Etchells. We welcomed 53 Tate Exchange Associates who explored the value of art to society through over 100 events in London and Liverpool.

Join the conversation: @TateExchange #TateExchange

People dancing around a digital sculpture

Further Provocations © Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells Three Tables

Tim Etchells, Three Tables Photo © Emily Vigliar

Complaints Department operated by Guerrilla Girls, photo © Tate

Complaints Department operated by Guerrilla Girls, photo © Tate

Summer School, Seraphina Neville © Tate

Summer School, Seraphina Neville © Tate

People listening to an artist talk

Future Talks at the opening weekend of the new Tate Modern, 2016 © Dan Weill 

People interacting with a digital sculpture

This Is Where We Are 2016a data-driven digital sculpture © Dan Weill

Tate Intensive, Making Tomorrow's Art Museum

Tate Intensive, Making Tomorrow’s Art Museum © Tate 

i-DAT programming This Is Where We Are at the opening weekend of the new Tate Modern © Tate

i-DAT programming This Is Where We Are at the opening weekend of the new Tate Modern © Tate

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Tate Exchange

Tim Etchells' Provocations for Tate Exchange

Tate Exchange provocations, (c) Tim Etchells

Tate Exchange Associates

Tate Exchange has over 50 UK Associates from across the country. These include charities to universities, healthcare trusts to community radio stations working within and beyond the arts.  In our first year we have founding Associates at Tate Modern and at Tate Liverpool who are working closely with one another and with Tate to respond to the theme of “exchange”. Their participatory programme of workshops, activities and debates takes place throughout spring 2017 and will be available to view from the end of November.

Tate Exchange Founding Associates

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
A New Direction
Art on the Underground
Arts Emergency
Arvon
Barbican and Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Bath Spa University
Canterbury Christ Church University
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Centre for Experimental Aesthetics, Institute of Philosophy, University of London
City and Islington College
Community Southwark
Counterpoints Arts
Creativity Culture and Education
Dept of English Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
Digital Maker Collective, University of the Arts
engage, National Association for Gallery Education
Freelands Foundation
Interior and Spatial Design Programme, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London
John Hansard Gallery
Kettle’s Yard
Kingston University
Liverpool Biennial
London Connected Learning Centre
Loughborough University
Museum of Homelessness
Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
Peckham Platform
Pempeople (People Empowering People)
People’s Bureau
Plymouth College of Art
Public Works
Rinse FM
Room 13 Hareclive Bristol
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College London
School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent
Shape Arts
South London Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Spike Island
Studio Wayne McGregor
The Open University
The Tri-Borough Virtual School
Thomas Tallis School
Touretteshero
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University of Brighton
University of Liverpool, London Campus
University of Warwick
Valleys Kids
Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust
W Project
Westminster Children’s Services
Whitstable Biennale

Tate Exchange Liverpool Founding Associates

Chester University
DaDaFest
Edge Hill University
Hope University
Liverpool John Moores University
Open Eye Gallery
Quad Collective
Theatre in the Rough Festival
The Royal Standard
The Windows Project
University of Liverpool

Each year we will review and refresh a small number of Associates in our aim to include the widest range of collaborators possible. The window for Year 2 Tate Exchange Expressions of Interest is now closed. Please check back later in the year for the 2018-19 round.

Related Events

Workshop

We Apologise For The Delay To Your Journey 

4 Aug – 16 Sep 2017

Visit the space to discover relevant resources, join conversations, hear artist talks, undertake research, and discover new connections

FREE

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