The Community Collective at Tate Liverpool

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The Community Collective is a self-organised group of adults who meet regularly at Tate Liverpool on the first Thursday of each month.

Monthly sessions consist of discussions, art-making activities, visits to current gallery collections and exhibitions. Gallery staff and artists are sometimes invited by the Community Collective to lead a group activity.

What is the aim of the Community Collective?

  • Ownership – To broaden the gallery’s audience and widen participation by welcoming local people/communities and encouraging them to get involved and contribute towards gallery activity.
  • Knowledge – To generate new knowledge by learning with our audiences and value knowledge from different vantage points.
  • Empowerment – For Community Collective members to become self-directed. This could involve arranging independent visits to Tate Liverpool, organising meetings, setting their own goals and communicating directly with the gallery.
  • Inclusion – The voices of the Community Collective members are heard and acknowledged by the gallery.

The Community Collective currently has a core membership of 10 people and welcomes new members.

The next Community Collective meeting is taking place on 4 October, 10.30am – 1.30pm at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB.

If you would like to know more about the Community Collective, or would like to join the meeting on 4 October, please contact Alison Jones, Programme Manager: Public & Community Learning, who co-ordinates the Community Collective by email: or telephone: 0151 702 7454.



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