About engage

engage is a membership organisation representing gallery, art and education professionals in the UK and over 20 countries worldwide. engage promotes access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through gallery education.

We are the UK's most effective advocacy and support organisation for gallery education.



News from the Cultural Commissioning Programme
The Cultural Commissioning Programme is working hard to strengthen the environment for cultural commissioning! Our programme of support is now being launched to help arts and cultural organisations engage with public service commissioning and diversify their income. In June we hosted Public Services: The value of cultural commissioning, a series ... Full story

engage International Conference 2014 - now open for bookings
Disruptive Influences?Innovation & Gallery Education Venues across Leeds 10 & 11 November 2014Fringe events across Yorkshire 10, 11 & 12 Novemberwww.engage.org/conference2014#engconf14 — The 2014 engage International Conference will explore the broad and inspiring theme of innovation in the context of education and learning in galleries, museums and the visual arts.The ... Full story

Arts Award Bronze & Silver adviser training
Thursday 31 July, 9.45am for 10am until 5pmLighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ£155, including lunch Arts Award trainer and moderator John Riches will lead the session. Delivered by Culture Shift, this course is for adults who want to become Bronze and Silver Arts Award advisers. Advisers are crucial to Arts Award. They need to ... Full story

Un-Conference: Working with Young Adults
National Museums of Scotland
Thursday 28 August 2014
A national event and opportunity to join in discussion with young adults, museum, arts, heritage, youth and social care professionals about working together. Drawing inspiration from National Museums Scotland's partnership project, Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place (www.nms.ac.uk/scotlandcreates) the Un-Conference has been planned with young adults, to explode and explore myths, share ... Full details

Creative Citizens: The Conference
Royal College of Art
Thursday 18 & Friday 19 September 2014
Who are today’s Creative Citizens? What do they do? How are they changing communities? Come and debate new research at the first ever Creative Citizens Conference.The conference will spotlight the motivations, achievements and the potential of creative citizens. Presenters will argue for the importance of creative citizens’ contribution to civic ... Full details

The Politics of Participation in Museums
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Wednesday 12 November 2014
As policy makers and funders continue to promote the benefits of participation in museums, how sustainable is this activity in a climate of cuts and short-term funding? Terms such as 'co-production', 'co-curation' and 'co-creation' are commonly used but what do these actually mean and are these participative approaches still viable?This ... Full details

Children and Families Activity Co-ordinator
London-based gallery seeks creative individual with a passion for learning to deliver a high profile programme for children and families. Full description

Assistant Curator: Interpretation
London-based gallery seeks knowledgable graduate or equivalent to support the production and editing of text for a variety of audiences and undertake picture research. Full description


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  • engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a charitable company limited by guarantee
  • Charity number: 1087471
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    Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road,
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