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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.


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



Come and See: Sharing best practice engaging LGBT+ communities
Wednesday 8th March 2017, Aberystwyth Arts Centre 10.30am – 4.00pm We're pleased to present our latest engage Cymru CPD day, Come and See. If you want to broaden your knowledge of engaging with LGBT+ audiences, learn more about best practices and hear our speakers talk about the incredible history of ... Full story

Extend Leadership Programme 2017-18: Applications for England & Wales now open
Do you aspire to leadership in the arts and cultural sectors? Applications for the 2017-18 Extend Leadership Programme in England and Wales are now open! (Please note we anticipate that applications for participants in Scotland will open in March). ‘This is the first course I have been on where I ... Full story

Save the date for Children's Art Week 2017
We're excited to announce that Children's Art Week is returning for 2017. This year, it will run from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 June. Registration for events will open from early March, with a limited number of grants available on a first-come, first-served basis.Organisers who took part in 2015 and ... Full story

engage East Midlands Area Group Meeting 28 March 2017
Research & Collaboration Between Artists, Galleries and Universities   engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join engage East Midlands Area Group Reps for a series of presentations that shall explore how artists, galleries and universities can collaborate in research. The meeting will take place in Studio 1 at ... Full story

Come and See: Sharing best practice engaging LGBT communities
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Wednesday 8 March 2017
We're pleased to present our latest engage Cymru CPD day, Come and See. If you want to broaden your knowledge of engaging with LGBT+ audiences, learn more about best practices and hear our speakers talk about the incredible history of the battle for LGBT+ equality, you'll find this day invaluable. Be inspired ... Full details

V&A Learning Academy for Teachers: Sanctuary
Victoria & Albert Museum
4 November 2016
Spend a Friday evening with us visiting an exhibition, display or exploring a particular area of the collection before getting hands-on in one of our themed practical workshops for Primary and Secondary teachers led by artists, designers and performers.Contemporary Embroidery4 November 2016More information coming soonComplicite2 December 2016More information coming soon Full details

Let's talk: developing access with visually impaired people
National Library of Scotland
Monday 27 March 2017
This full day training seminar is an opportunity to discuss and develop a range of approaches to working with visually impaired people. The day will be jointly led by engage Scotland, Artlink Edinburgh and Lothians and the National Library of Scotland with sighted and visually impaired artists to share diverse ... Full details

Family Arts Conference 2017
St George's Bristol
Wednesday 15 March 2017
A major cross-artform event exploring age, diversity and inclusion in family arts. Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Darren Henley will join us to welcome arts professionals from across the UK to learn and share best practice in working with families. Further programme details to be released soon but highlights ... Full details

Freelance ARMA Coordinator
engage, the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education, wishes to appoint a Coordinator for the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award 2018 supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. Full description


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  • engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a charitable company limited by guarantee
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