Cara Courage

Dr Cara Courage is a placemaking academic and practitioner, and Head of Tate Exchange, Tate’s space and programme dedicated to socially engaged art. Cara specialises in socially engaged art practice, her PhD focusing on this in the context of placemaking. She has a 20-year career in the arts largely working with museums and galleries, arts in the public realm and public engagement with the built environment, working as a consultant and project manager for public and private initiatives and her own projects. Cara is author of Arts in Place: The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice (Routledge, 2017), and the co-editor of Creative Placemaking and Beyond (Routledge, 2018). At Tate Exchange, Cara has developed its specialism in creative aging through its curation and programming and across international practice and research networks, in the museum and arts sectors.