Tate Exchange

As part of our partnership with Tate Liverpool you can to be part of the Tate Exchange Programme.

Tate Exchange is an open experiment; a space for an ongoing programme of events developed by artists, practitioners, and associates. It is a place where everyone is invited to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art.

The custom built space within the gallery provides a comfortable and flexible place for you to get involved. Members of the public are free to drop in for a talk, enjoy a chance encounter with a pop-up work of art, watch a live performance, join in a workshop, and experience art in new and unexpected ways.

Current and future projects

We have an exciting programme of workshops and events coming up. Follow the links below to find out more:

P‌ast projects

Our partnership with the Tate has already inspired researchers from across the University to find new ways to engage with audiences and to use their expertise in new and creative ways. Find out more below:

Refugee Journeys

This programme will examine the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route. Learn more here.

Transits and Transformations

Reflections on higher education and the impact it has on transforming lives, especially for those who come to learning later in life. Learn more here.

Illustrating Futures

Illustrating Futures is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Comics Youth. Find out more here.

Made From Light

11-17 June 2018. A series of creative workshops and talks exploring the art, science and the history of renewable energy, which has been around longer than you may think. Learn more here.

Tate Architecture Studio

Using the early concept drawings for the design of the gallery, Liverpool School of Architecture’s students explored Tate Liverpool’s architecture. Learn more here.

Portraying a Nation

World War photographs and paintings developed into educational activities through a ‘teach the teacher’ project.

Book of the Dead

The work of established artists interpreted by Egyptology experts, providing an insight into the beliefs of an ancient people. Read more here

Visions of the Future

Imagining a vision of the future using materials from the University’s Special Collections and Archives. Read more here.

Thinking is Seeing

Exploring the connections between different paintings in the same way as ancient astronomers looked at stars and found links and relationships between them. Read more here.

How to get involved

The programme theme for this year is ‘Movement’ which can be interpreted in many different ways, initial ideas and strands include: migration, political movement/action, performance, travel, movement and interaction of bodies.

If you're interested in applying please contact Kate Spicer (Senior Impact and Business Development Manager) in the first instance. Kate can help answer any questions you have and support you through the application process. Please note, all applications need to go to Kate as direct applications will not be considered by Tate. 

If you would like to hold an exchange event April – August 2019, please submit proposals by 12pm 21 December 2018.

The theme for the next Tate Exchange programme is Power.

2019 proposal deadlines for 'Power': 

Phase 1: Friday 5 April 2019 (for events happening between September – December 2019) 

Phase 2: Friday 5 July 2019 (for events happening between Ja​nuary- April 2020) 

Phase 3: Friday 20 December 2019 (for events happening between May – August 2020)