How can art make a difference to society?
Welcome to Tate Exchange. An annual programme that brings together international artists, over 50 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.
Following our opening in September 2016, in Spring 2017 we welcome 53 Tate Exchange Associates – organisations from the arts, health, education and charitable sectors – who are working together to explore and illuminate the value of art to society through over 100 events.
Whether you are an observer, commentator, researcher, creator, hacker, tweeter or just curious, join international 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.
This year our theme is ‘exchange’, shaped with the help of artist Tim Etchells.
Tate Liverpool is also running a series of Tate Exchange Events. Find out more about Tate Exchange Liverpool here.
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Want to get involved?
This week we welcome Trinity Laban for a blind date and a look at the role of participatory artists today, explore resistance and risk with the Digital Maker Collective, and look at new ways of seeing art and disability with Shape Arts. You can see our full 2017 programme here, or browse by workshops, talks, symposiums, or performances. Or browse our programme by theme below.
Looking to the Future
Subvert and confront digital friction caused by technology overload, through creativity, experiments, performances, interventions, and conversation
See young digital leaders respond to their city through soundscapes, virtual worlds and 3D designs
Drop in to explore ideas around art, archives and exchange through talks, interactions, workshops, performances and presentations
Politics and Economies of Exchange
Join us at Fairground to explore the exchange between art, politics and ideas
Get involved in creating with clay, while uncovering and exploring themes affecting our city’s foundations
Art and Identity
Join this special edition symposium from the W Project to celebrate International Women’s day
Who are we? With Counterpoint Arts, The Open University, Loughborough University, University of Warwick
A week of engagement, dialogue, debate and lively disruption, asking what it means to belong – across and within borders
Join us for fast-paced debates, installations and stories about what is happening in hostels, day centres and on the streets
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
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
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
Interior and Spatial Design Programme, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London
John Hansard Gallery
London Connected Learning Centre
Museum of Homelessness
Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
Pempeople (People Empowering People)
Plymouth College of Art
Room 13 Hareclive Bristol
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College London
School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent
South London Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Studio Wayne McGregor
The Open University
The Tri-Borough Virtual School
Thomas Tallis School
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University of Brighton
University of Liverpool, London Campus
University of Warwick
Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust
Westminster Children’s Services
Tate Exchange Liverpool Founding Associates
Edge Hill University
Liverpool John Moores University
Open Eye Gallery
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. If you are interested in becoming a Tate Exchange associate, please click here. Deadline for 2017–18 applications is 28th February 2017.