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.
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.
How are women artists addressing their rights and identities in their work 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.
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
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.