Two people walk towards a large artificial sun in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Olafur Eliasson The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern 16 October 2003–21 March 2004

Our mission

Everything we do, from the programme we present in our galleries and with partners in Britain and around the world, to the books, products and food we sell in our shops and restaurants, supports our mission: to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art.

A colour wheel of all of Tate priorities

Our Objectives

The objectives provide a set of common priorities for everyone across Tate, with the overarching aim of championing art and its value to society. Each of the objectives is equally important – and they are inter-related. We cannot achieve one without the others and every person who works or volunteers at Tate plays a role in delivering them.

The Tate Plan

The Tate Plan is a summary of the activities that will be delivered each year in order to achieve our Tate-wide objectives. It provides an overview of the priorities for each area across Tate.

The Tate Plan for 2017–20 was agreed by Trustees in early 2017, to take effect from April 2017.

We are currently developing a new Tate Plan for 2018–19 and beyond, responding to the new vision laid out by Maria Balshaw.