16 November 2022



Open Call

Tate, in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, invites applications for the Brooks International Fellowship Programme 2023. Now in its ninth year, the programme enables visual arts professionals to work with Tate colleagues in London for six months commencing April 2023, complemented by activities at Delfina Foundation. 

During this period, the Fellow will be part of a Tate team, actively participating in gallery projects and discussions, with special access to Tate’s programme, collection, staff and wider networks.

The Fellow will reside at Delfina Foundation, where they will contribute to its own programme by presenting on their research or practice to a range of audiences and contributing to Delfina Foundation’s public programme.

Fully funded Brooks International Fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation.

Programme background

The Brooks International Fellowship Programme was founded in 2014 and is fully funded by the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation. Since 2014, Tate and Delfina Foundation have hosted 17 Brooks International Fellows from Argentina, Thailand, Germany, France, India, Barbados,  Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, Netherlands, Canada, the United States and Pakistan.

About Tate

Tate’s vision is to champion art and its value to society. We do this through activities in our four galleries across the UK (Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives, Tate Britain and Tate Modern), our digital platforms and collaborations with our national and international partners. At the heart of Tate is our collection of art, which includes British art from the 16th century to the present day, and international modern art from 1900 to the present day. Tate is developing its work internationally, collecting and showing art from as wide a geographical reach as possible, deepening knowledge
through international research, and engaging with a global community of artists, curators, researchers and visual art practitioners.

To learn more about Tate please visit www.tate.org.uk

About Delfina Foundation

Delfina Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners. Delfina Foundation’s residency programme is structured around seasons, which are: open - dedicated to supporting independent projects without particular outcomes or thematic - concentrated on specific issues or ideas.

For more information about the Delfina Foundation and its programme please visit www.delfinafoundation.com 

In 2023, there will be two Brooks International Fellowships; one Fellow will be hosted in the Tate Britain Curatorial department and the other in Tate’s Digital and Innovation department. This open call document is for the 2023 Brooks International Fellowship in Tate Digital and Innovation. The successful candidate will receive:

  • A six-month fellowship commencing in April 2023, based at Tate in London, UK, with supported travel to Tate sites and other UK cultural institutions;
    Participation in the residency programme at Delfina Foundation, including accommodation at its residency in central London;
    Economy return flights, visa support, a bursary for per diems and travel allowance; 

  • Access to Tate’s collection, archive, staff and networks;

  • Opportunities to present on their practice at Tate and Delfina Foundation events, and contribute to wider activities at both organisations;

  • Opportunities to collaborate and convene with Tate and Delfina Foundation colleagues and exchange with wider UK partners in the British art sector.

Brooks International Fellowship in Tate Digital and Innovation

Tate is excited to offer this fully-funded Brooks International Fellowship opportunity in Tate's Digital and Innovation division. Hosted by members of the Digital and Innovation team, the Brooks Fellow will conduct research into one of three priority research areas for digital practice at Tate, all of which are focused on user research concerning digital access and inclusion in the art museum.

For this Fellowship, Tate is interested in candidates living outside of the UK with existing research in this, or a related, subject, who would bring their perspectives into dialogue with Tate and Delfina Foundation and will jointly devise and deliver the research programme with the Digital and Innovation team.

Option 1: An end-to-end understanding of audiences who engage with Tate digitally 

Tate engages with a large digital audience across its website and social platforms and responds to a range of audience needs. We support local, national and international audiences - from those planning to visit the galleries or attend an event, to those engaging with the collection online; from those engaging with Tate for the first time, to life-long Members; from teachers creating classroom resources, to kids playing with games and interactives. Tate currently gathers quantitative data on how audiences interact with its digital platforms and project based qualitative
insights to understand and support specific digital audience needs. A researcher is invited to draw on the quantitative and qualitative data available, and to conduct their own research, in order to map end-to-end user journeys with a view to better understand complex user behaviours (cross-website, cross-platform) and digital audience needs.

Areas of research would include: defining / testing validity of Tate's digital audience / user types; understanding expectations of digital audiences; documenting and mapping touch points within / across Tate's digital platforms and distribution points; mapping journey stages, exit points, retention / ways to improve access and inclusion.

Option 2: Assessing Tate's approach to understanding and supporting digital audiences

Currently, audiences who engage with Tate's digital platforms are accounted for both within Tate's Audience Research team and methodological approach, and within the design thinking practices (as "users") within Tate's Digital team as digital products are developed for the Tate website. A researcher is invited to map Tate's current approaches to digital audience / user research, and identify opportunities for established methodologies / practices to be developed and / or new approaches introduced.

Areas of research would include: mapping and contextualising Tate's approaches to audience / user research; conducting a gap analysis of Tate's current approach; undertaking sector benchmarking and assessing best practice; identifying and scoping partnership opportunities; providing recommendations for developing and future-proofing Tate’s audience / user research methodologies.

Option 3: Digital Learning

Tate has a mature and evidenced history of providing rich, deep learning experiences across our galleries. Led by the learning directorate, our programmes are developed to provide opportunities for audiences to deepen their engagement with art, our artistic programme and support the national curriculum – all with the aim of delivering our mission to increase the understanding and enjoyment of art.

In a post pandemic world, we now have an opportunity to explore broadening access to our learning programme, domestically and internationally. We therefore invite a researcher to work with colleagues across Tate to develop a model for adult learning experiences, online. 

Areas of research would include: Understanding the current digital learning landscape, identifying routes to market and current best practices, Initiating experiments to test existing and new learning materials online, researching the potential for technological or educational partnerships, providing recommendations for a new, sustainable digital learning business model and evidencing opportunities for reach, revenue and  reputation.

Application requirements

To apply for this fellowship, candidates will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Ongoing research and/or practice relevant to the fellowship themes;

  • Recent experience and an active interest in working with digital teams and products;

  • Experience of working within, or with Agile working practices;

  • Ability to work collaboratively, cross-functionally and convene disparate groups and strategies;

  • Be open to working alongside colleagues in a busy museum environment;

  • Good working knowledge of English;

  • Ability to commit to being in London from beginning of April to October 2023.

Application process

Please apply via Tate Vacancies, using the Application Form found in the attachment documents. Completed forms must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm GMT, 16th November 2022. CVs will not be accepted. 


  • Closing date for applications: 16th November 2022, 5pm GMT

  • Interview times confirmed: 30th November 2022

  • Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates: 2 stages of interview, between 5th and 20th December 2022

  • Successful candidate notified: 1st week of January 2023

  • Fellowship period: 3rd April to 17th September 2023

Please note the residents at Delfina Foundation are provided single occupancy rooms for the duration of the Brooks International Fellowship Programme. Occasional, short visits from residents’ family members are permitted by prior arrangement.

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