Lockton and Tate Partnership

A multiyear partnership championing shared values of community engagement, diversity and inclusion in support of Tate’s mission of access to art for all. Enabling diverse and meaningful exhibitions and wide-reaching and impactful community programming

Tate Britain with Isaac Julien exhibition banners

© Xander Casey Photography

Tate and Lockton: In Partnership

In October 2022, Tate and Lockton entered into a new multi-year partnership. This partnership is always-on, enabling meaningful engagement with the breadth of Tate’s programme at all four Tate galleries, yet anchored around incredible support of community programme at Tate Britain in addition to one Tate Britain exhibition annually.

"Lockton is incredibly proud to launch our new, multi-year partnership with Tate. Here at Lockton, we are honoured to support art which champions our shared values of independence, diversity and inclusion. We look forward to continuing to work with Tate, supporting artistic risk-taking, community engagement and access to art for all."

EJ Hentenaar, CEO of Lockton Europe

Lockton supported exhibitions

Each of Lockton’s supported exhibitions at Tate Britain champion important and globally relevant themes through incredibly diverse, bold and fulfilling programme. With more Lockton supported programme to come, these exhibitions already include:

  • The first of Lockton’s supported exhibitions, Isaac Julien: What Freedom is to Me, showcased the compelling video artwork of award-winning British artist and filmmaker, Sir Isaac Julien. The first solo survey exhibition of Julien’s work in the UK, this landmark show presented many of the artists’ films from the 1980s to the present day, exploring themes such as the movement of people across different continents, times and spaces, Black British history, queer desire, and culture.
  • The second year of Lockton’s partnership sees the support of Women Artists in Britain: 1520-1920. This essential and ground-breaking exhibition reveals the achievements of women in British art over our long history, enabling audiences to discover artists who forged a path for generations to come. Including over 150 works, the show will dismantle stereotypes surrounding women artists from medieval times right up until the First World War, revealing how they broke boundaries to establish what it meant to be a woman in the art world.
A dark room with large screens showing a black and white film still of a man in a bow tie

Installation view, Once Again... (Statues Never Die), Barnes Foundation, 2022. Photo: Henrik Kam © Barnes Foundation Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

Lockton supporting communities at Tate Britain

Lockton also supports community programme at Tate Britain reflecting a commitment to supporting communities of all types. Through the partnership, Lockton’s support helps to enable a new Community and Partnerships Curator role at Tate Britain. This role will build close and nurturing relationships with communities hyperlocal to the gallery, enabling opportunities for people to encounter art in new ways.

Lockton also supports the continuation of the Story Space community programme at Tate Britain. Story Space aims for everyone to see themselves reflected in the books they read, creating a welcome space for multigenerational audiences to read, imagine, play and create. The Story Space book collection celebrates books that centre children of colour, featuring books by black authors, indigenous authors and authors of colour from around the world. It also celebrates and centres books by authors with protected characteristics such as disability, sexual orientation and religion/ belief. Through storytelling, drawing and dressing up, Story Space is a place of diverse discovery for families, and is open and free for all.

Lockton’s support of communities at Tate Britain is central to Tate’s always-on invitation for audience engagement with art and helps enable the gallery to remain open, accessible and inclusive for all.

A person with a microphone on a stand sitting on a sofa shows children a picture from a storybook

Story Space © Tate

Discover more about Lockton’s supported programme

Read the Isaac Julien: What Freedom Is To Me press release, or visit the exhibition webpage to discover more about the show, its themes and the artist.

Learn more about the Story Space programme at Tate Britain.

Discover more about the Women Artists who forged a path for generations to come on the Women Artists in Britain 1520-1920 exhibition webpage.

Find out more about Tate Corporate Partnerships

Tate’s Corporate Partnerships are at the very heart of our organisation. Tate is grateful to all of our Corporate Partners whose generous support and commitment enable Tate to champion art for all.

Corporate Partnerships range from supporting world-renowned programmes of exhibitions, performances or annual artist commissions to wide-reaching learning, research and community programmes, or collaboration through crucial conservation, collection care, digital or sustainability initiatives.

To find out more about the partnership we can build together, or to learn more about supporting Tate philanthropically, contact us at corporate.partnerships@tate.org.uk.