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MK Gallery joins Plus Tate

Date Posted:31/03/2015

MK Gallery Plus TateTate has today announced that its contemporary visual arts network, Plus Tate, is to expand by sixteen institutions, including MK Gallery. Plus Tate was launched in 2010 to share collections and expertise and build a network which would use the resources of Tate and the national partners to strengthen the contemporary visual arts ecology in the UK. The expansion comes in the wake of the Warwick Commission Report which highlighted the importance of building strong arts organisations outside London.

MK Gallery succeeded in joining the network via an open application process, in which a premium was placed on a strong artistic vision, a focus on contemporary art, outstanding public programming and a commitment to local community engagement through art. In addition to its main gallery exhibitions, MK Gallery has an extensive learning and public events programme, providing thousands of people each year with positive arts experiences.

MK Gallery Director Anthony Spira welcomed the news, commenting “We look forward to being part of the Plus Tate network, sharing knowledge and experience with peers across the country for the benefit of our respective organisations and audiences.”