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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.


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Announcing Axisweb Blogger for the 2016 engage Conference
Together with our media partner, we are pleased to introduce Nicole Mollet, this year's Axisweb blogger for our 2016 conference in Liverpool - Whose Art? Our Art!  Nicole's practice includes sculpture, drawing and performance. Her work often investigates hidden narratives and myth. Recent commissions include 'More Than 100 Stories' Creative ... Full story

engage Cymru: 'Meaningful Communities' CPD Training Seminar
engage Cymru in partnership with Ruthin Craft Centre ‘Meaningful Communities’ CPD Training Seminar Wednesday 9th November, 10am – 4pm Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, North Wales A full day training seminar exploring how galleries and creative professionals engage with communities in an intentional, meaningful and sustained way that brings about mutual ... Full story

A Creative Walk in Corby Woodlands - East Midlands Area Group meeting
engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join engage East Midlands Area Group Reps for an exhibition tour, creative walk and sharing meeting in Corby woodlands on Tuesday 18 October from 1.00-4.00pm.   We will meet at Corby Cube in the café at 1.00pm with a quick greet from Jodie Lees, ... Full story

Children's Art Week 2016 Success
engage would like to thank everyone who helped to organise a Children's Art Week event, or took part in one this year. We received great feedback, which we are now pleased to be able to share. Between the 11 and 19 June 2016, 109 events took place across 95 venues, ... Full story

Opportunities to join the engage Council: West Midlands and North East
Opportunities to join the engage Council in the West Midlands and North East of England. ‘Being a freelance rep for engage council has provided me with a national network of peers with whom to learn, contribute to, develop and challenge the sector. engage holds a strong advocate role for gallery ... Full story

Arts, Culture and Innovation in Criminal Justice Settings: Improving Outcomes in a New Policy Landscape
National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice
Wednesday 5 October 2016
The conference will see the launch of a new guide looking at how to commission arts projects in criminal justice settings in response to the Coates Review and Culture White Paper. The conference and publication will highlight the unique role of the arts in supporting rehabilitation, including how arts can ... Full details

Developing Creativity in Learning: The Impact of the Donaldson Report
Artes Mundi
Thursday 6 October 2016
Artes Mundi is thrilled to announce its first Learning Conference. This important event will examine the impact of the Donaldson report, Successful Futures. It will explore the potential for creative learning, with a focus on the creative use of contemporary art throughout the whole curriculum. A great opportunity for headmasters, teachers of all subjects (primary & secondary), artists ... Full details

Arts Award Training - Cardiff

19 September & 14 October 2016
Develop young people’s creativity and reward achievement with Arts AwardDo you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award. Training as an Arts Award adviser will enable you to support children and young people aged 5 to 25 to discover and explore the arts through the five ... Full details

Museum Ideas 2016 International Conference
Science Museum
Thursday 6 October 2016
The Future of Museums in the Era of Participatory Culture Independently minded, experimental and diverse, Museum Ideas brings together a creative and eclectic group of speakers and challenges them to share transformative ideas in concise, powerful talks. Museum-iD magazine holds its fifth annual Museum Ideas conference at the IMAX Theatre in ... Full details

Head of Public Programmes and Research
Leading East Midlands based centre for contemporary art seeks new Head of Public Programmes and Research. Full description

Learning and Engagement Officer
Lake District based portfolio of attractions seeks a full-time Learning and Engagement Officer Full description


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