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.


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Announcing Tate Exchange 2017
We are pleased to announce Tate Exchange, an intensive professional development event for gallery and arts educators. Apply here   Take time out from your daily life to reflect on your practice and career, to develop new ways of thinking and working. This peer-led professional development event in Tate’s new ... Full story

Save the date - Come and See: Sharing best practice engaging LGBT communities
Wednesday 8th March 2017, Aberystwyth Arts Centre 10.30am – 4.00pm Come and be inspired by organisations and individuals whose work is focusing on equality for LGBT+ people from across the UK including ‘Never Going Underground’, People’s History Museum; Tonia Lu, Elements Festival – celebrating age, diversity, creativity and enjoyment and ... Full story

engage 38: Visual Literacy - out now
The latest issue of the engage journal has just been published, and for this Autumn / Winter 2016 issue, contributors debate visual literacy. This edition of the engage Journal explores the purposes and value of viewing, critically engaging and creating in the visual arts, and the broader world of imagery ... Full story

Let's Talk: Working with visually impaired people
engage Scotland training seminar Monday 27th March 2017, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. A day to discuss and develop a range of approaches to working with visually impaired people. Click here for more details and to book. Full story

Finding from survey on the likely impact of Brexit on gallery education/visual arts education November/December 2016
engage is active internationally which reflects the visual arts sector. 5.5% of our members are based in Europe in 16 EU and 2 in non-EU countries. European members make up 51% of our international members and so they are significant group for engage. engage has international and European contributors to ... Full story

Generation ART: Why art matters

Monday 9 January 2017
Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour and the British Art Show 8 (BAS8) at John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery present: Generation ART: Why art matters Second of two symposia exploring ideas and case studies from the Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour project. Art, craft and design as ... 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

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

Endeavour Communities Interpretation and Research Advocate
A London museum group seeks an interpretation and research advocate to drive the success of a pioneering new programme. Full description


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