'It made me much more aware of initiatives across the sector, provided networking opportunities and, as a freelancer, made me more confident in approaching organisation with ideas.'
engage International Conference Attendee, Leeds, 2014
The engage International Conference is a major annual event that brings together arts and education professionals from the United Kingdom and overseas. It takes place in a town or city in the UK, and is often hosted by an art gallery or museum, with evening events including a conference dinner.
Each conference provides the chance to:
- Hear from local, national and international speakers about projects and research
- Get involved in participatory or discursive breakout sessions
- Present and share practice
- Network and catch up with colleagues
Places are heavily discounted for engage members. To register your interest in forthcoming conferences, please email engage.
Click on the boxes below to view documentation from more than 10 years of engage International Conferences
The engage International Conference 2015 explored how young people engage with art and artists, looking at practice in the UK and internationally.
Disruptive Influences? Innovation & Gallery Education explored innovation in education & learning in galleries, museums & the visual arts.
Extraordinary Change: Visual Arts Education Looking to the Future explored the challenges that education in galleries & the visual arts face in a period of uncertainty.
Landing Place: the Local in the International looked at international projects - how they can grow from local communities & compete with grassroots activity.
Work in Progress: Artists, Education & Participation considered strategies for working in the visual arts & learning in a restricted economic climate.
The Art of Influencing Change
Conference in 2010 considered how those working in the visual arts can be best equipped to influence change now & in the future.
Future Perfect: Art, Gallery Education & Regeneration addressed issues that cultural organisations, artists & residents encounter when working together.
Rules of Engagement: Art, Conflict & Gallery Education examined the role of art, artists & gallery educators in sites or situations of conflict.
When Art and Context Leads to Meaning: International Artists' Practice, Education & Interpretation explored issues around locality, culture & the context in which art is found
A Force for Change examined how galleries & museums widen cultural access, offer broad educational programmes & respond to educational, social, & political agendas.
Like Nothing Else: Experiment, Risk & Gallery Education discussed how artists work within learning communities & what's meant by experimental arts & learning.
Galleries Creating Learning debated and explored galleries' special contribution
to learning, with contributions from leading practitioners from the UK & abroad.