CCW Digital delighted to be part of Tate Exchange
CCW Digital learning, teaching & enhancement are delighted to be part of @Tate Exchange, an exciting new project at #tatemodern launching this autumn, more details about the Tate Exchange associates programme will follow in September.
CCW Digital Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at University of the Arts London (UAL) supports activities and projects that explore & research digital learning & teaching practice at Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon Colleges of Art.
Digital Maker Collective is an open group of arts staff, students, alumni, arts sector & arts/tech industries who explore and critique digital making, emergent digital practice, collaboration and the sharing economy through regular interdisciplinary interest led group meet-ups, gatherings, activities and events.
The Digital Maker Collective values:
- Support and share unique perspectives of digital making & emergent practice in the arts (openness)
- Foster a co-produced, participatory approach to exploring digital arts learning and social engagement (trust & generosity)
- New perspectives & research on the impacts of digital on the the art school, sector & industries e.g. explore enquiry led interdisciplinary art school curriculum (Risk)
- Artists and associates to programme a new space at Tate Modern
- Exploring wider social issues through art
- An ‘open experiment’ with over 50 partner organisations
Tate has invited more than 50 organisations from a wide range of fields well beyond the gallery’s normal reach to become associates of Tate Exchange. They range from a small charity in the Welsh Valleys to a community radio station in East London, via universities, healthcare trusts, volunteer groups and many more. This group will help to programme and run the new space. Working in a spirit of generosity, openness, trust and risk, the associates will collaborate with one another around an annual theme inspired by the art on display at Tate Modern. Tate Exchange will in time expand its group of associates to include more partners from the UK and abroad, while consistently seeking to engage audiences which are new to the museum.
Starting on 28 September 2016, the Tate Exchange programme will run for nine months of the year and will be developed by Tate staff and invited artists and practitioners in conjunction with associate institutions, partners and the public. The first year’s theme will be ‘exchange’ itself, led by the artist Tim Etchells, alongside other participating artists such as the Guerrilla Girls. The programme will explore new ways of thinking about art and its value to society, and examine the very notion of the museum in today’s world and its changing relationship with the public. The idea is to open the museum to creative contributions, to encourage new perspectives, test ideas, engage in, debate and create a platform to help everyone explore current issues through the medium of art.
Anna Cutler, Director of Learning, Tate said:
“Our visitors don’t see museums and galleries as places to retreat from the real world – they want to use these places as somewhere to explore what their world really means. We are looking to involve groups from other sectors, and especially visitors themselves, to actively work alongside artists in the co-creation of new projects and new ideas.”
The new Tate Modern will open to the public on 17 June 2016. An iconic new building has been created to the south of the existing gallery to house new kinds of art and introduce the public to artists from around the world. The new development will transform Tate Modern, creating more spaces for displaying the collection, performance and installation art and learning, allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art, as well as creating more social spaces. The vision for the new building is the redefinition of the museum in the twenty first century, integrating learning, display and social functions.
The full list of associate organisations for Tate Exchange is: