Tate, with agreement from government, will seek to appoint its first Trustee dedicated to bringing the views of the next generation to the highest level of Tate’s decision-making process. Tate is also launching £5 exhibition tickets for 16 to 25 year olds as part of a new scheme called Tate Collective. It is the first free-to-join membership scheme for 16 to 25 year olds at a national UK museum and is open to people anywhere in the world to join online. Those who do can see any of Tate exhibitions for a fiver and also get discounts in Tate’s cafes and shops. They can also bring up to three friends to shows, each for £5. These initiatives respond directly to Tate’s recent programs and consultation with this age group who said the cost of living and higher education mean funds are squeezed and they want access to more affordable activities which they can enjoy with their friends. Museums and galleries also need to build stronger relationships with youth organizations, grow a more diverse workforce and provide a platform for relevant debates, such as identity and social issues.
8 May 2018