Rachel Noël

Hello! I am a London-based curator and cultural leader building community through art, ideas and public programming.

I work towards a future where everyone, particularly those marginalised by systems in society, can feel connected to art and culture in our local communities, public spaces, museums and galleries.

I believe in the power of art for social justice –and I am guided by empathy, equity,

anti-racism and liberation.

I am Head of Learning Programmes and Partnerships at Tate, responsible for the vision, strategy and direction of creative learning programmes connecting a wide range of people to art and ideas.

I specialise in co-creating programmes with and for young people, emerging artists and cultural producers, and I mentor young creatives.

I work with young people, local community leaders, a range of partners and networks of artists to make sense of the world around us through art.

I have co-created large-scale lates, workshops, performances, community art projects, public art commissions, international exchanges, mentoring programmes, and experimental spaces with Tate Collective Producers.

I also lead strategy, organisational change and sector-facing work, including Routes In, a national network committed to supporting a diverse next-generation cultural sector workforce.

I am a Clore Fellow, currently exploring the question: how can collective imagination between artists and communities of colour, activists, local government and cultural organisations affect real change?

I am co-chair at We Don’t Settle, who work with young people of colour in Birmingham to amplify unheard voices through storytelling, arts, culture and heritage.

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"The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is; it is to imagine what is possible”

—- bell hooks