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.
Tate Exchange lives four values - Openness, Generosity, Risk and Trust. These are central to everything we do, and together, we work to create a welcoming and dynamic space for all, and to create a new, more open, inclusive and sustainable model for the museum in the twenty-first century.Our Values
To reflect on and learn from what we do at Tate Exchange, we evaluate our programme, with our Associates, Participant Evaluators and in conversation with our visitors. What we learn goes on to inform what we do next and the research questions of the Tate Exchange Research Centre. The evaluation has focused on participant experience, has proposed a Theory of Change based on that experience, and is ‘learning from the learning’ to help form our future.
TATE EXCHANGE EVALUATION 2016-17: EXCHANGE
Experiments in Practice: Learning from the Evaluation of Tate Exchange Year One
TATE EXCHANGE EVALUATION 2017-18: PRODUCTION
Further information on the journey Tate Learning took to reach Tate Exchange and our current programme can be found in Tate Learning Today: Ten Years in the Making, written by Anna Cutler, Director of Learning and Research.EvaluationCollapsible
We work with our Associates together. Our Associates are from all over the UK and the world, and bring their communities to Tate Exchange to lead their programmes. They generate new perspectives, provoke debate, stimulate creativity and create new collaborations with our visitors and we explore together the impact and value of art to society.
These Associates include arts and culture organisations, early years to post-graduate education, health and wellbeing initiatives, and community groups working within and beyond the arts. They bring a collective programme that is brave, risk-taking, and fosters new thinking on the museum.Tate Exchange Associates
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
A New Direction
BACKLIT Gallery and Studios
Canterbury Christchurch University
Design for Cultural Commons MA, London Metropolitan University
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London
Department of English Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
Digital Maker Collective, University of the Arts London
Latin American Women's Aid (LAWA)
London Connected Learning Centre (LCLC)
Pempeople (People Empowering People)
Plymouth College of Art
Room 13 Hareclive
Royal Holloway, University of London
Theatre Arts MA, London Metropolitan University
Young Coders MeetUp
and Tate Patrons