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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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2016 Marsh Awards winners revealed
On Thursday 13 October, the sixth annual Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education celebrated the hard work, dedication and innovation of colleagues working within the sector of gallery, museum and visual arts education. The awards are funded by the Marsh Christian Trust and run by engage, the support and ... Full story

Off the Map: Generation ART event to be held in November
Following on from the success of our Generation ART project, we are pleased to announce Off the Map: Young People/Artists/Learning. In partnership with De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester, we are delighted to offer a day of talks, discussions and provocations about visual arts and children and young people, inspired by Generation ART: ... Full story

engage Cymru: 'Meaningful Communities' CPD Training Seminar
*Update* engage Cymru are pleased to confirm an additional contributor for the Meaningful Communities event on 9 November - artist Jean McEwan will be sharing her inspiring 'Circle of Friends Go Walking' residency with Super Slow Way (Creative People and Places, Lancashire) where Jean and Blackburn Circle of Friends explore creative ways ... Full story

engage North West Area Group Meeting
engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join engage North West Area Group Reps for a meeting on Monday 21 November at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, 10.00am - 3.00pm.   Engage members have been invited to meet at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool to see how the engagement programme has ... Full story

Off the Map: Young People / Artists / Learning
The Gallery, Vijay Patel Building
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Generation ART and The Gallery, De Montfort University (DMU) present: Off the Map: Young People / Artists / Learning Talks, discussions and provocations Art, craft and design as a subject is under increasing pressure in England. Austerity measures are impacting on the resources schools can offer to support the visual ... Full details

Workforce Development Conference: Developing a skilled and diverse workforce in the cultural sector
Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Wednesday 30 Nov 2016
A day-long, national conference on workforce development in the cultural sector will be hosted by Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove on Wednesday 30 November 2016. Royal Pavilion & Museums (RPM) has been developing a pioneering Workforce Development Programme since 2012, to build a skilled, engaged and entrepreneurial workforce ... 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

Discover & Explore Arts Award Adviser Training
Hill Street Design House
Friday 4 November 2016
This course is for children and youth workers, artists, teachers, librarians, historians, education specialists, carers and others who work with young people who want to become Arts Award Advisers at Discover & Explore levels. Advisers are crucial to Arts Award. They support the children/young people while they are working towards ... Full details

Deep in the Heart of your Brain: Symposium
Gallery of Modern Art
Friday 4 November 2016
Aim To bring artists, institutions, academics and interested individuals together to discuss care, bravery and lived experience in relation to the ethics and practice of knowledge exchange and expert cultures at the intersection of artistic and medical research. Theme Collaborative and participatory art practice has a particular capacity for influence ... 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

Learning and Participation Manager
National organisation for contemporary craft are currently recruiting a Learning and Participation Manager to join their Learning and Talent Development Team. Full description


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  • engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a charitable company limited by guarantee
  • Charity number: 1087471
    Company number: 4194208
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    Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road,
    London E1 6LA