The world’s smallest pop-up gallery

An 8ft x 5ft miniature replica of the iconic Tate Modern,
showcasing the UK’s best under-represented artists.

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Welcome to the Tight Modern - the world's smallest pop-up gallery.

An 8ft x 5ft miniature replica of the iconic Tate Modern,
showcasing the UK’s best under-represented artists.

About The Tight Modern

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The Tight Modern tours to galleries and libraries across the UK and is accompanied by free workshops led by an inspirational artist facilitator. Booking is essential. For more information on our workshops go to Workshops & Resources.

For information on the 2016 tour click here

To enter your work to our competition, visit our How To Enter page. We have fantastic  prizes including cash, materials and professional development support. Check out what you can win on our Prizes page.

Tight Modern is produced by Creative Future, an award-winning charity based in Brighton that provides training, mentoring and showcasing opportunities for talented writers and artists who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, health or social circumstances.

What's Happening

Tight Modern at Aspex Gallery on BBC South Today

Tight Modern visited Aspex Galley in Portsmouth throughout March/April 2017.…read more

Tight Modern Private View at Redbridge Library

We do so hope you can attend the 2017 Tight Modern…read more

Tight Modern Heads to Redbridge Library, Ilford

After a hugely successful tour of St Helens Libraries across…read more

What People Say

It raises confidence, self-esteem and our work gets shown to a wide audience. I felt we were valued as artists and our problems were secondary

Kim Noble, Artist

The Tight Modern Exhibition was innovative and exciting! The quality of the work was incredibly high.

Emma Fields, StreetLights Editor, Big Issue (2007-2013)

The Tight Modern is Open

Free regional workshops

Our Partners

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Our Funders

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