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Tate Intensive: Making Tomorrow’s Art Museum

4–8 July 2016

Tate Modern Image by Peter Saville

Take away lasting connections and lessons from this week-long programme

Tate Intensive is a rich, varied and intensive programme of activities, discussions and visits based on exchange and collaboration. Participants are joined for a series of workshops by contributors including senior members of Tate staff, leading museum professionals and artists, as well as representatives of the Plus Tate network of UK visual art institutions. Daily visits to exhibitions and collection displays at Tate Modern and other London museums and galleries, complement discussions held in the new Switch House spaces at Tate Modern. 


Tate Intensive comprises of around 25 selected participants from around the world. We are actively seeking a diverse range of professionals working in art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions at different stages of their careers, in a wide range of countries. 

This intimate group of culture professionals from across the globe is encouraged to share knowledge and exchange ideas concerning current practices and emerging trends that are shaping cultural institutions. Whilst developing new approaches towards curating, programming, audience development and digital technology, participants can explore concepts such as public engagement, accountability and collaboration in detail.

Become part of an ongoing network of culture professionals with potential for future collaborations. 

Key Questions

A number of key questions will shape discussions in the programme, including: 

  • How are forms of exhibition display changing?
  • How do institutions create and interact with audiences?
  • How does a museum relate to its local community?
  • How can museums use digital media to connect better with their audiences?
  • What shared methods of collaboration can be used both locally and globally? 

Fees, Travel and Accommodation

The programme costs £1950.00, which includes breakfast, lunch and daily refreshments during the week. Participants are required to pay their own travel costs to and from London, as well as accommodation and all other expenses. A number of bursaries covering course fees, travel and accommodation are available, and awarded on merit. Applicants who wish to be considered for a bursary should include an additional statement (max. 500 words) with their application, outlining how the Tate Intensive programme could contribute to their professional development.

Application process

There are no formal entry requirements, though we strongly recommend that applicants have at least two years’ experience working with or in an art gallery, museum or related cultural institution. Applications open on 22 January 2016 and close at 12.00 noon UK time on 14 March 2016. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in the week beginning 28 March 2016. Successful candidates will be informed by Friday 8 April 2016. Prospective participants are asked to submit the following information: 

  • a CV summarising your professional experience and skills (max. 2 pages)
  • a short statement (max. 500 words) explaining why you would like to participate in Tate Intensive, and what questions you would most like to discuss within the programme
  • a short description (max. 500 words) of a project you have been involved in, and the issues it raised concerning the role of art galleries and museums in the twenty-first century. 

Please send this information attached to an email with the subject ‘Tate Intensive 2016 Application’ to: Intensive@tate.org.uk

If you have any questions about the Tate Intensive programme, please contact Emily Vigliar, Manager, International Programmes, Tate, at: Emily.Vigliar@tate.org.uk.

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD


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4–8 July 2016 at 09.00–18.30