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


For more information on Plus Tate, please email



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


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


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


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