Plus Tate

A network of visual arts organisations that share ideas, experiences, practices and programmes

Photograph of people looking at a sculpture

Liverpool Biennial 2016. Lara Favaretto, Momentary Monument – The Stone 2016. Photo: Mark McNulty

Plus Tate aims to support the development of the visual arts across the UK, by fostering a climate where exchange and partnership can flourish. Joining together to exchange ideas, knowledge, skills and resources, as well as programmes and collections, the Plus Tate partners, facilitated by Tate, enable more audiences to engage with modern and contemporary art across major cities and rural communities.

Plus Tate now comprises thirty five cultural institutions including Tate. Through this network, Tate contributes its resources to a dynamic group of organisations committed to working with contemporary art and artists and audiences in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The partners share a common ambition: to inspire people about art. All are committed to expanding participation in the visual arts and to collaboration and exchange with the network as a whole.

UK map of Plus Tate partners

The research published in the following report reveals the huge regenerative and economic benefits of this group of organisations, just prior to its expansion in 2015.

Plus Tate: Connecting art to people and places [PDF, 6 MB]

Six Plus Tate partners were part of the Circuit Programme connecting young people and galleries.

Download the Plus Tate Learning Programme


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  • Arnolfini

    At the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts

  • Artes Mundi

    Based in Wales, Artes Mundi is an international contemporary visual arts organisation and the UK's largest art prize

  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

    Situated in Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution

  • Camden Arts Centre

    An internationally renowned institution, engaging audiences with contemporary art exhibitions and education since 1965

  • Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

    Located in Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter, CFCCA has a proud 30-year history of UK ‘first’ solo exhibitions for emerging artists

  • Centre for Contemporary Art

    Based in Derry~Londonderry, CCA works with emerging artists from Northern Ireland alongside international peers

  • Chisenhale Gallery

    Chisenhale Gallery has an award winning 35-year history as an innovative forum for contemporary art in London's East End

  • Firstsite

    Discover, learn about and engage with inspiring contemporary art and culture in the heart of Colchester

  • The Fruitmarket Gallery

    Located in Edinburgh, this gallery shows the work of some of the world’s most important Scottish and international artists

  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

    From its home in Swansea, this gallery aims to inspire people through experience and enjoyment of art, past and present

  • Golden Thread Gallery

    Golden Thread Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Belfast, providing a welcoming space to engage with visual art

  • Grizedale Arts

    An organisation and working farm house based on a historic site in the Lake District, offering a multifaceted arts programme

  • Harris Museum and Art Gallery

    At Preston’s Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, everyone can celebrate our creative cultural past, present and future

  • The Hepworth Wakefield

    Bringing together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth

  • HOME

    Head to HOME in Manchester to discover new art, new experiences and new stories

  • Ikon Gallery

    Ikon is an accessible place in Birmingham for the exchange of visual ideas

  • John Hansard Gallery

    Established in 1979, this gallery plays a dynamic role in the cultural life of Southampton and the region

  • Kettle’s Yard

    House and Gallery in the University of Cambridge, showing international modern and contemporary art

  • Liverpool Biennial

    The UK biennial of contemporary art, taking place across the city in public places, unused buildings and galleries

  • The MAC

    An award-winning venue in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter hosting exhibitions, theatre performances and experimental works

  • Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

    A useful museum, with a social function, focusing on civic engagement and repurposing art as a tool for change

  • MK Gallery

    MK Gallery provides Milton Keynes with high quality, innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art from around the world

  • Modern Art Oxford

    One of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with a reputation for innovative projects


    Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre in the traditional seaside town of Llandudno

  • Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

    Delivering ambitious programmes which are rooted in place but part of a global art conversation

  • Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

    Offering audiences visiting Sunderland the chance to see the stars of tomorrow's contemporary art, today

  • Nottingham Contemporary

    An international art centre with a strong sense of local purpose

  • Pier Arts Centre

    Gallery in Orkney housing an important collection of fine art and contemporary exhibition programme

  • South London Gallery

    A free gallery, highly acclaimed for its contemporary exhibitions programme and integrated education projects

  • Spike Island

    Bristol’s home to artists, cultural businesses and critically acclaimed exhibitions and events

  • Towner Art Gallery

    This award-winning gallery in Eastbourne presents exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and houses an acclaimed Collection

  • Turner Contemporary

    Situated on Margate seafront, this gallery presents a rolling programme, making intriguing links between historic and contemporary art

  • The Whitworth

    This University of Manchester gallery combines outstanding public engagement with innovative uses of the collection

  • Wysing Arts Centre

    A contemporary arts residency centre and campus for artistic production, experimentation and learning in South Cambridgeshire