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At Turner Contemporary, we believe in the power of the arts to inspire change.

The arts challenge our thinking and help us to see the world differently enabling opportunities for discussion, debate, learning and listening. We are committed to supporting creativity, strengthening community, safeguarding the environment and championing social justice and inclusion.

The Learning Team at the gallery includes all of our front-of house colleagues.

 As a team we work with colleges, community groups, families, independent adults and schools to develop and deepen skills, ideas and understanding. Our philosophical approach to learning is embedded across the gallery and through our work in the community, and is well known for pioneering co-curation and child leadership projects.

From these pages you can access resources, book a group visit or hear more about current and past projects.

Download our latest exhibition resource here.

Have a question?

 You can get in touch with the learning team at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Portfolio X Rise Up Clean Up

Portfolio 2023 Theme: Rising

  • Aged between 1 -25?
  • Living in Kent/ Medway?
  • Like to express yourself, have things to say and want to take action?

This is your opportunity to get your art and ideas shown at Turner Contemporary and seen by thousands.

Portfolio is a platform for young people to respond to meaningful themes. This year we’ve joined up with Rise Up Clean Up, a local environmental advocacy group set up in 2020 to help tackle the litter pollution on Margate’s beaches. Aiming to inspire, unite and empower the community to take action as one unit. Find out the brief and how to enter below.

Deadline for entries: March 31st 2023.

Find out more here.

Teacher and Educator Network: Lacuna

Lacuna is a new learning Network for Educators, Teachers, Artists and Arts Professionals across the region to share and develop their knowledge and approach to creative learning.

Find out more about the network and see what events we have coming up here.

Image credit: Jason Pay

Children's Art Library

Get inspired this autumn and winter in our Clore learning studio space, which will become home to over 400 creative books for children and young people and free creative learning workshops

Find out more about our exciting new addition, here.