I’ve worked at Tate since 2012 in a variety of roles in Young People’s Programmes. This includes Assistant Curator (2012 – 2014) and Project Manager (2014 - 2019) on a range of programmes for young people aged 15-25. These include:
Circuit was a national programme for 15–25 year olds, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. From 2013-17, ten galleries worked in partnership with youth organisations, aiming to create opportunities for a more diverse range of young people to engage with art in galleries and to steer their own learning.
- Circuit - Test, Risk, Change - published in 2019, I managed the editing, design and dissemination of the book, bringing together insights from the Circuit programme through essays, articles, quotes and comments from staff and young people.
- Tate Treasure - a treasure hunt devised by Tate Collective, as part of the re-opening of Tate Britain in 2013. I facilitated peer led workshops for the group who devised and designed it.
- Hyperlink - a festival of art, music and fashion that welcomed 12,000 visitors over 3 days in 2012. I worked on the schools day, managing outreach and building partnerships.
Fresh Perspectives invited members of Tate Collective London aged 18-25 to research, devise and lead art tours at Tate Modern throughout August 2015 for the general public. The project grew in 2016 with new participants and was outsourced in 2017. I devised the content of the whole programme and mentored young people to build confidence, improve public speaking skills and develop critical thinking and visual literacy. Read my blog post here about the project. The final Fresh Perspective talks were recreated for Tate's youtube channel.
Stories Uncovered was a year-long arts and heritage project exploring London’s heritage through the eyes of young people in 2016. The partners were 198 - Contemporary Arts and Learning, Black Cultural Archives, Octavia Foundation, South London Gallery, Tate Collective London and Whitechapel Gallery. I managed the project, acting as the lynchpin between all partner organisations and reporting to HLF on a quarterly basis.