I Am At Tate Exchange Festival is a partnership between A New Direction, Tate Exchange and London special schools. The festival empowers D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse young people to explore their creativity. Young people have the chance to showcase their talents, leadership, ideas and opinions.
As we move into our fourth year of programming, this year will feature more youth-led activity than ever before. Taking the theme of ‘Power’ as inspiration, we will be working with students to help bring their ideas to life. Expect dance, music, craft, theatre, textiles and so much more! Come along and experience it for yourself. The space is accessible and everyone is welcome. The festival is also free to attend.
Visit the A New Direction website to find out more about what’s going on each day, and to book your place at events.
Last year we welcomed over 300 young people and 3,000 visitors into the space. For many students, the festival was the first time they'd visited Tate Modern. 77% of students also told us they tried something new during their visit. We look forward to giving more young people their first gallery experience in 2020. Once again, we will demonstrate that children of all abilities can play an active role in London’s culture.
Our aim is to make I Am At Tate Exchange Festival as inclusive as possible. However, we're always trying to get better. If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. Or, even better, come along to the festival and chat to one of the team.
About A New Direction
A New Direction is a non-profit, generating opportunities for children and young people to unlock their creativity. We work with schools, cultural organisations, local authorities and a range of other partners to support children and young people to be creative and experience culture, while identifying areas of inequality and campaigning for policy change.