Tate Exchange

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

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday 12.00–18.00

Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Clare Twomey, FACTORY at Tate Exchange

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 Tuesday to Sundays on Level 5 at the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern.

Want to get involved?

This week at Tate Exchange, we're reflecting on resourcefulness through playful activities and collaboration with the University of Brighton, building a D.I.Y. Machine with artists and BACKLIT Gallery, investigating artistic personality types with Bethlem Museum of the Mind, and exploring the relationship between space, measurement, and play with Freelands Foundation.

See our full upcoming events programme, or catch up with what we've done at Tate Exchange so far.

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Machine, human, artistic, or immaterial. What do we mean when we talk about production? Explore more on production here.

Bedfellows performance

Bedfellows: Sex Re-Education, performance by Charismatic Megafauna © Tate Exchange

The New Union Flag with Gil Mualem Doron and the Who Are We? Project

The New Union Flag with Gil Mualem Doron and the Who Are We? Project, Tate Exchange

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

Thicket with Raqs Media Collective © Tate

Exchanges on Homelessness

Exchanges on Homelessness with the Museum of Homelessness © Tate Exchange

Admission information

Tate Exchange is free and open to all. Please check our full events listing for dates and times

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday 12.00–18.00


Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Events in February

Events in March

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

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
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
Community Southwark
Counterpoints Arts
Creativity Culture and Education
Dept of English Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
Digital Maker Collective
Feminist Library
Flourishing Lives
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 College of Communication, University of the Arts
London Connected Learning Centre
Loughborough University
Peckham Platform
Pempeople (People Empowering People)
People’s Bureau
People United
Plymouth College of Art
Public Works
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
Shape Arts
South London Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
South London Raspberry Jam
Spike Island
Stance Podcast
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
Valleys Kids
Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts, USA
Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust
W Project
Whitstable Biennale
Winchester School of Art

Tate Exchange Liverpool Founding Associates

Chester University
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 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.

Explore art and ideas at Tate Exchange

Talking Point

Art and production

What do we mean when we talk about production, and what does art have to do with it?

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Where do art and migration meet?

What does art have to say about migration and belonging? Step into the shoes of artists, migrants, and makers as ...

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Can art change society?

Can art influence the way we think and act as individuals, and as a society? How do artists make and ...

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What does it mean to be a woman in art?

How are women artists addressing their rights and identities in their work and beyond?

Related Events


The Artists’ Spectrum: With Bethlem Museum of the Mind

21 Feb 2018

Investigate theories of personality types and curate your own study of the artistic temperament


D.I.Y. Machine: With BACKLIT Gallery

20 Feb 2018, 21 Feb 2018, 22 Feb 2018

Collaborate with artists, interact with local communities and get creative with our D.I.Y. Machine


Resourcefulness, Art and Everyday Life: With University of Brighton, MA Inclusive Arts Practice

20 Feb 2018, 21 Feb 2018, 22 Feb 2018, 23 Feb 2018

Explore the theme of resourcefulness through practical playful activities and collaboration


Represent!: With Stance Podcast

23 Feb 2018

Join Stance in celebrating the disruptive power of Women in Art


Also at Tate Modern