the launch of The Space, a new digital art space funded by the BBC and Arts Council which is being launched in two weeks time. It will be launched with one of the most ambitious digital events ever staged in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern on 13th and 14th June 2014.
We’d like to invite you to a press conference at 9.00am on Friday the 13th June where a panel of experts including Ruth Mackenzie and a number of exciting BIG names in technology will formally announce The Space and all it has to offer.
The press conference – 09:00, Friday 13th June – Starr Auditorium (Tate)
Hack the Space – 24 Hour Hack commencing at 19:30, Friday 13th June – Turbine Hall (Tate)
Hack The Space at Tate Modern will take place continuously over 24 hours, bringing together artists whose medium is technology and hackers whose medium is art. The aim is to inspire exciting new forms of creativity.

The weekend will also include screenings of new commissions, demonstrations of robots, special digital effects and other exclusive events.

The launch of The Space will take place on the eve of London Technology Week from 16-20 June 2014.

Please see below for the official invite with all information.


You are invited to the launch of The Space – a virtual space for artists and audiences to invent and explore new digital art.

Friday 13 June at 9am

The Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1, London
Entrance: Main Entrance in Holland Street, SE1



Alex Graham, Chair, The Space, founder of the independent start up Wall to Wall, Chairman of the Sheffield Documentary Festival

Ruth Mackenzie, Launch Director, The Space, former Director of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

Joe Scarboro, Co-Founder, 3Beards


The Space is a new online agency to commission artists from the worlds of creative and digital industries, arts, and culture to create new work and to share free to audiences anywhere in the world.

The Space is set up by a pioneering partnership between the BBC and Arts Council England. And it is working with festivals, galleries, arts centres and others round the UK and internationally.

The Space will launch with an Open Call to invite new voices to pitch their ideas. The most original ideas will be commissioned by The Space.

The Space will be officially launched on the 13 June 2014 with the most ambitious Art Hack ever staged in the celebrated space of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

Taking place over 24 hours, the brief for attendees is simple:


Take any data and turn it into a work of art