Where art and society meet
Tate Exchange is a space and a programme at Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and online for everyone to debate and reflect upon contemporary topics and ideas, get actively involved, think through doing, and make a difference.
We work in response to an annual theme, and to the question, ‘what happens when art and society meet?’ We do this through collaboration with colleagues from across Tate, a community of Associate organisations, artists and our visitors.
Founded in 2016, Tate Exchange was the first of its kind in an art museum anywhere in the world. It holds true that art, and the ideas inspired through art, can be the catalyst for change and exchange. Tate Exchange questions the role of art in society and the issues shaping the world today.
Tate Exchange's programme for 2020–21 can be found online. Previous years were hosted at Level 5 of the Blavatnik Building at Tate Modern and in the first-floor gallery at Tate Liverpool. All programmes are free. To find out more about what we have learned and achieved, please read our evaluation.