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Tate to launch internet arts shows

  • Date: 18 October 2011
  • Area: National

A range of visual arts performances will be broadcast on the internet from Tate Modern in 2012.

No live audiences will be invited to watch the internet-only shows. Instead, emails and social media tools will give audience members at home the chance to communicate with other people and the shows themselves.

March will see the launch of the first performance, with French choreographer and dancer Jerome Bel taking part in an event sponsored by BMW.

Tate Modern Director Chris Dercon said: 'Not only is Tate's programme and collection becoming increasingly international, so is our audience, and we need to work to find new ways to present our programme to them on new channels.

'The development of technology has transformed people's approach to art. Audiences today expect more interaction, participation and personalisation than ever before. BMW Tate Live will answer this need.'

Building digital capacity for the arts

Arts Council England and BBC Academy joined forces this year to offer training and guidance to the arts sector across England on how to maximize the creation and distribution of high quality arts content for audiences on digital platforms, including online, mobile and internet protocol television. Find out  more about the programme and access video and audio resources on the dedicated minisite: artscouncil.org.uk/digitalcapacity.