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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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Diversity scholarships announced for museum studies students
To coincide with its 50th anniversary the University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies has launched a series of initiatives designed to support and develop diversity within the University's students. Beginning this autumn the diversity scholarships will be available to people from BAME backgrounds, people with disabilties and those from ... Full story

HLF launches Heritage Endowments programme
The Heritage Lottery Fund is launching a programme to help organisations across the UK create and develop endowment funds to support their long-term income. Offering grants of £250,000, £500,000 or £1m and dependent on match funding from private donations, “Heritage Endowments aims to help heritage organisations diversify their income and achieve a ... Full story

Numbers of students taking both AS and A level GCE art and design continues to decline
The number of students choosing to study art and design at AS and A-Level has continued to decline as predicted, with a sharp fall of 20,830 between 2015 and 2016 alone - only AS-Level Critical Thinking had a bigger percentage fall.The National Society for Education in Art and Design has ... Full story

Rediscovering the Radical International Conference
Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts
Thursday 1 September - Sunday 3 September 2016
Rediscovering the Radical is an international conference exploring how cultural engagement can contribute to radical social and political change in the 21st Century.Developed and hosted by Collective Encounters and LIPA (the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) in conjunction with Unity Theatre, Rediscovering the Radical offers a unique opportunity for artists, ... Full details

GEM Conference 2016
Royal College of Surgeons
Wednesday 31 August - Thursday 1 September 2016
Adapt and ThriveWeathering the impact of change on cultural learningGEM's 2016 conference is seeking answers to two key questions: - What are the forces of change affecting cultural learning today? - How can we adapt our practice to turn these forces to our advantage?The conference will help us to think about change ... Full details

Museums Association Conference 2016
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
7 - 9 November 2016
The themes this year are People and Places, Being Brave and Health and Wellbeing. Delegates will have the opportunity to debate and discuss big ideas with colleagues from around the UK and internationally.Keynote speakers include: - Jackie Kay, national poet for Scotland - Oonagh Aitken, chief executive, Volunteering MattersAnother keynote will be ... Full details

engage Trustees
engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is seeking up to three new trustees to join our established and dedicated Board in October 2016. Full description


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