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’, is now open. Join us Thursdays to Sundays on Level 5 at the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern.
Want to get involved?
This week, join BBZ collective for a multi-sensory exploration of queer, trans, and non-binary black identity in the UK. Explore how DIY culture, cloud communities and nightlife have created space for queer communities to survive, connect and produce. This four day project features installations, discussions and a special late night takeover.
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.
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.
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Tate Exchange Associates
Tate Exchange has over 60 Associates both from UK and international. These include charities to universities, healthcare trusts to community organisations working within and beyond the arts. Now in our second year we have Associates at Tate Modern and at Tate Liverpool who are working closely with one another and with Tate to respond to the theme of “production". Their participatory programme of workshops, activities and debates takes place throughout spring and summer 2018.
Tate Exchange Founding Associates
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
A New Direction
Art on the Underground
BACKLIT Gallery and Studios
Barbican and Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Bath Spa University
Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital
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
Interior and Spatial Design Programme, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London
John Hansard Gallery
London College of Communication, University of the Arts
London Connected Learning Centre
Pempeople (People Empowering People)
Plymouth College of Art
Queen Mary University of London
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
South London Raspberry Jam
The Open University
The Saturday Club
The Tri-Borough Virtual School
Thomas Tallis School
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University of Brighton
University of Reading
University of Warwick
Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts, USA
Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust
Winchester School of Art
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 Associates in our aim to include the widest range of collaborators possible. The window for Year 2 and 3 Tate Exchange Expressions of Interest is now closed. Please check back later in 2018 for further information on how to express interest in this programme.