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Clash of cultures – Collaboration to true partnership

In the midst of a continuously shifting landscape in the UK, such as government cuts to the youth and cultural sector, this session aims to unpick and understand the social, professional and political barriers across these sectors.
We intend to illuminate the tensions, and challenges surrounding class, skills, expectations and assumptions related to collaborative, and partnership practices across gallery education and youth work. This session aims to ask critical questions, that provide next steps for the potential of moving towards shared practice, and reciprocal partnerships.
Additionally. we will highlight the current discourses related to organisational change, as well as the civic responsibility and social role of the art museum.

Wednesday 28th November: 11 – 4pm, Tate Britain,


Laura Turner-Blake

Curator, Young People’s Programmes, across Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Laura is Curator, Young People’s Programmes, across Tate Britain and Tate Modern. She curates an extensive, multi-disciplinary programme for young people aged 15 – 25 years, promoting both galleries as venues for youth audiences. She has 10 years’ experience working in arts and education; due to graduate with an MA in Applied Anthropology, Community and Youth Work later this year.

Frances Howard

Nottingham Trent University
PhD investigating ‘dis-engaged’ young people’s experience of the Arts Award programme. Research interests include young people’s music making and socially-engaged arts practice. Worked previously in local authorities, arts education and youth work.
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Mark Miller

Tate Modern and Tate Britain
Lead & Convenor Young People’s Programmes. Circuit is a four year national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums working in partnership with the youth and cultural sector, to provide opportunities for young people to steer their own learning and create cultural activity across art disciplines in galleries.