Chisenhale Gallery's Offsite programme featured collaborations, touring commissions and residencies taking place outside the gallery. Offsite was initiated in 2009 with A Sense of Place, Chisenhale Gallery's ambitious programme built in partnership with three secondary schools in Tower Hamlets and artists with specific interests in collectivism, collaboration and direct engagement with social and cultural contexts. More recently, Offsite focused on artist residencies: the Chisenhale Gallery Victoria Park Residency (2011-15) and the Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2014-17).

Artists who have been commissioned through the Offsite programme include Luke Willis Thompson, Yuri Pattison, Edward Thomasson, Amalia Pica, Ruth Ewan and Cathy Haynes.