Tate Modern Festival

Routes In Alternative Careers Fair

The new Tate Modern launch 2016 © Tate, photo Dan Weill

Meet arts industry insiders and Tate staff face to face and hear talks from inspirational women working in the arts

Aged 15–25, interested in a career in arts and culture, but not sure where to start?

Come down to a careers fair with a difference. Find out about different roles and career pathways at Tate and discover what it’s like to work in the arts and cultural industries. Browse stalls run by Tate staff and arts industry insiders face to face, find out what their roles involve and how they got to where they are.


Joining us on the day will be 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, BOSCO, Create Jobs, Creative Mentor Network, Ravensbourne, Roots and Shoots, Royal Museums Greenwich, The Creative Society. Get a chance to also speak to staff from across Tate from a range of departments: Collection Care, Curatorial, Design Studio, Development, Enterprises, Tate Exchange, Learning, Marketing, Photography, Visitor Experience and Volunteers.​


Whilst you're here, chill with friends, meet other young people interested in creative careers and enjoy music from BBZ DJs in a lounge installation.

Celebrating International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, see a series of inspirational talks from women working in the creative industries put together by guest curator Nicole Crentsil and introduced by Frances Morris, Tate Modern Director.

Advance tickets for the talks have now sold out. A small number of tickets for each talk will be available on a first come, first served basis on the day from 11.00 at the Starr Cinema Foyer.

11.30–12.30 Mahaneela

12.45–13.30 Chidera Eggerue

14.00–14.45 Joy Miessi

15.00–15.45 Abondance


Mahaneela. Image courtesy Blaow


Chidera Eggerue. Image courtesy Tom Oldham


Abondance. Image courtesy Bardha Krasiqi

Joy Miessi

Joy Miessi. Image courtesy Joy Miessi


Abondance Matanda is an arts and culture writer, poet and curator. London informs the subversive, colloquial voice she uses to explore girlhood, class, blackness, language and power. Whether she’s making a zine, self-publishing poetry or curating events, her work is always political and from a hood feminist perspective.

Joy Miessi is a London based visual artist. Joy translates moments, conversations, feelings and intimate thoughts into visual pieces for reflection. Social themes such as race, gender and sexuality are reoccurring in Joy’s work and are translated through abstract shapes, figures and writing.

Mahaneela is a multi-faceted artist whose work focuses on music, youth, black joy and relationships. She works across photography, film and writing and is part of female creative collective and agency In Bloom, who aim to inspire other young women to work in the field.

Chidera Eggerue is an award-winning blogger, writer and speaker. She's on a mission to encourage young people to take charge of their futures and has built a community through her site The Slumflower. As a black woman often dealing with subtle friction in the industry, she’s found a balance between speaking up about inequality while maintaining a relatable, fun and infectious attitude.

Routes In is programmed by young people from Tate Collective London

Tate Modern

Turbine Hall

Turbine Hall Bridge

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Date & Time

8 March 2018 at 11.00–16.00