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 at Tate Exchange we take a journey through gallery education and learning, explore virtually real environments with the Digital Maker Collective, hear original music scores inspired by art works in the Tate collection, and adventure through an inclusive world of art, imagination, and disability with Touretteshero. You can see our full 2017 programme here, or browse by performances. Or browse our programme by theme below.
Art and Identity
Unleash your imagination and immerse yourself in the surreal, inclusive world of Biscuit Land
Join us for fast-paced debates, installations and stories about what is happening in hostels, day centres and on the streets
How can we enable civil societies to act towards social collective change?
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
Looking to the Future
Explore the boundaries of physical and virtual space, new worlds and spatial narratives
Find out more about working in gallery education
Why do spaces for education look the way that they do?
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. 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.