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.



Apply now for the engage Summer School 2015 in Belfast
Artists & Education: The distinctive role of artists in arts education and participatory practice engage International Summer School 8-10 September 2015Belfast, Northern IrelandApplication deadline: 10am, Thursday 14 May 2015engage Scotland Bursary deadline: 10am, Monday 11 May 2015engage is delighted to open applications for Summer School 2015. The engage International Summer School ... Full story

Children's Art Week returns for 2015 - register your event today!
engage is delighted to announce that Children’s Art Week is back for 2015 even bigger and better than before, from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 June right across the UK!Previously known as Children’s Art Day, the programme has given thousands of children and young people the opportunity to experience the visual ... Full story

Interpretation Matters
The Interpretation Matters Handbook is all about the writing produced by art galleries for public information. This book humorously challenges your preconceived ideas and interrogates accepted notions of the art language found in galleries. It wonders if simpler language can be used to communicate better - because, good writing matters.Between ... Full story

The Art of Dwelling: A one-day conference exploring long-term approaches to public art & place
Tuesday, April 21 2015
In recent years the landscape of public art commissioning in the UK has undergone profound change. Linked to the regeneration of post-industrial places during the last decade, funding for public art has diminished as the effects of the recession and austerity politics have taken hold. Meanwhile, in response to what ... Full details

Early-Stage Dementia awareness training for arts facilitators
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Monday 11 May 2015
This full-day training workshop will be delivered by Arts 4 Dementia and Dementia Pathfinders. The aim of the day is to give arts organisations and facilitators insight into the various types of dementia, the challenges people face as symptoms begin to appear, their existing skills and how best to access ... Full details

'Philosophy in Schools with Students' Undergraduate and Postgraduate Conference
University of Leeds
Tuesday 26 May 2015
Conference aims and themes This one-day event at the University of Leeds will feature keynote speakers, presentations, demonstrations, and workshops by students who teach and research philosophical enquiry in schools. We are also interested in related work from the philosophy of education, and empirical or theoretical work in education. The ... Full details

Freelance Artist-Educators
Yorkshire-based gallery seeks three practising artists, from different creative disciplines, to deliver a schools outreach programme for the academic year 2015/16. Full description

Museum Teacher: Schools Programme (x2)
London-based museum seeks creative and enthusiastic artist educators to plan and deliver 90 minute gallery art workshops. Full description

Learning Administrator (Maternity Cover)
Gallery based in West Yorkshire seeks dynamic, enthusiastic and exceptionally efficient Learning Administrator. Full description

Learning Coordinator (Childhood Development)
Milton Keynes-based gallery seeks creative individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to make an important contribution to their learning programme. Full description


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