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Partnership with Tate Liverpool

Birmingham School of Art is delighted to announce a new partnership with Tate Liverpool. The brand-new collaboration will give students a host of exclusive opportunities, including guest lectures and free entry to the paid exhibits in Liverpool as well as Tate Modern and Tate Britain. 

These benefits, along with the potential for research partnerships and more, will give students a first-hand insight into one of the world’s most important institutions for contemporary art.

Established in 1988, Tate Liverpool is the home of the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North of England and a critical force in the region’s visual arts scene.  Situated in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool welcomes over 600,000 visitors each year and is the most visited gallery of modern and contemporary art outside London. The gallery has a long-standing track record for presenting major exhibitions, bringing some of the most important artists and works to the North West, and seeking to introduce new art to new audiences. Recent programme highlights include exhibitions of works by Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Roy Lichtenstein.

The partnership includes:

  • Birmingham School of Art shares Tate’s ethos of creating socially engaged, relevant art to engage with a wide section of society.

  • This allows students to benefit from a range of activities in an on-going knowledge exchange. Examples of this include lectures delivered by key Tate Liverpool staff at Margaret Street.

  • Current students will be given free access to paid for exhibitions in the Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

  • 10% discount for students at the Tate Liverpool shop and café

  • MA Arts and Project Management to work on a live brief project to be showcased in Tate Exchange. Possibility of future research and engagement activity being shown in this space.

  • Opportunities for current students to receive behind-the-scenes access when visiting in pre-planned groups.

  • Tate Liverpool student ambassadors – One student from each undergraduate course to represent the partnership. Opportunity to visit private views, curator talks and training sessions, giving the students valuable professional development in connection with our Graduate+ scheme.

  • PhD student currently being co-supervised with Tate Liverpool looking at the parallels between Birmingham and Liverpool.

  • Research project development between the two institutions.