Plus Tate

A dynamic network of visual arts organisations stretching across the UK that exchange ideas, knowledge, skills and resources and collaborate on joint programmes

Photograph of people looking at a sculpture

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

The aim of the Plus Tate network is to support the development of the visual arts across the UK by fostering a climate where exchange and partnership can flourish.

By sharing practices, the Plus Tate members enable more audiences to participate and engage with modern and contemporary art.

Facilitated by Tate, this is supported with:

  • Topical seminars hosted by different network members across the UK
  • Action working groups
  • Subject specialist sub-groups based on professional practice and skill sharing
  • Annual Leadership Forum for directors


The members share a common ambition: to inspire people about art. This is coupled with a commitment to expanding public participation by truly representing the communities we operate in from our staff and boards to our public programmes.

The network currently comprises 47 member organisations, alongside the four Tate sites, and all share a commitment to working with contemporary art, artists and audiences from major cities to rural locations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Members range in size and include collection-based galleries and biennials, and organisations focussed on developing opportunities for artists. It includes galleries governed by local authorities, independent trusts and universities.


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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

  • Autograph

    Autograph champions photography that explores issues of race, identity, representation, human rights and social justice

  • 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

  • esea contemporary

    esea contemporary is the UK’s only non-profit art centre specialising in presenting and platforming artists and art practices that identify with and are informed by East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) cultural backgrounds

  • 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

  • Cooper Gallery

    This University of Dundee gallery is a supporting structure for challenging practices and critical discourse in contemporary art and culture

  • DASH

    DASH (Disability Arts in Shropshire) is a Disabled-led organisation that helps Disabled artists develop their creative practice

  • De La Warr Pavilion

    A pioneering place for arts and entertainment set in an iconic modernist building by the sea

  • Dundee Contemporary Arts

    DCA is a renowned art centre with two beautiful galleries, print studio, cinema, and an acclaimed learning programme

  • Firstsite

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

  • Focal Point Gallery

    FPG challenges us to think and feel differently about locality, our sense of self and communities

  • The Fruitmarket Gallery

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

  • Gasworks

    Contemporary visual art organisation with ground-breaking programme of exhibitions, events, international residencies; and artist studios

  • 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

  • Leeds Art Gallery

    A free attraction with a wide range of modern & contemporary art, alongside an extensive programme of events

  • 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

  • Manchester Art Gallery

    A free gallery as a place of civic thinking to imagine how art can promote social change

  • 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

  • Mostyn

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

  • New Art Exchange

    NAE is a contemporary arts space dedicated to stimulating new perspectives on the value of diversity in art & society

  • 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

  • The Showroom

    The Showroom, London is a contemporary art space focused on collaborative approaches to cultural production within its locality and beyond

  • Site Gallery

    Based in Sheffield, we pioneer emerging art practices and ideas to inspire new thinking and debate, through exhibitions and participation

  • 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

  • Void Gallery

    Void is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting the work of established international and Irish artists

  • 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