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Call for youth forum participants
Chisenhale Gallery is recruiting participants for its new young people's programme and engage members are invited to spread the word:
Opportunity for UK and International engage members to join engage's Editorial Advisory Board
engage is seeking new members to join the Editorial Advisory Board for the engage journal. First published in 1996, the engage journal is the international journal of visual art and gallery education. Each edition of this twice-yearly publication focuses on a separate theme, with the aim of forming a comprehensve collection of work on all aspects of visual art and gallery education. The journal is edited by Karen Raney and features articles by academics, artists, researchers, curators, policymakers and gallery educators. From Autumn 2011 engage journal will be published online, with a print-on-demand option. We are looking for people with expertise in the arts and education, and gallery education, to discuss ideas for themes and contributors and review the progress of the journal in its new format. More...
Members are invited to contribute to engage 28, our first online version of the journal, on the theme of the current condition of the 'New Museum' which, since the 1980s, has been a subject of theory and debate. As the European recession deepens and public funding is withdrawn from cultural organisations and art education in general, what configurations of this new 'New Museum' are emerging? Are museums and galleries taking over functions previously lodged in other social institutions (adult education, universities, schools, social services)? How will the emerging New Museum work with audiences, through education and learning More...
engage Cymru seminars - book now
Galleries engaging with Older People: Arts and Health
engage at the Venice Biennale 2011
The annual engage International Conference brings together gallery educators, artists, teachers, academics and curators from all over the world. This year engage will again collaborate with enquire to deliver the conference, which will take place in Margate, Kent from 14-16 November.
Funding and Advocacy
Youth in Action
Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU's borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background. The priorities are:
The Charity Awards are provided and administered annually by the Guardian newspaper. The Awards are intended to recognise the hard work and commitment of small and medium-sized social welfare charities throughout the UK that are struggling to build their profile or secure funding. The programme is particularly keen to showcase excellence and innovation and is looking to reward organisations that are delivering practical solutions to present-day problems, particularly in today's turbulent economic climate. The deadline for applications is 15 July and awards of £6,000 together with personal media and marketing support are available. More...
The British Museum was awarded the annual Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries for its project A History of the World, which explores world history through the Museum's collection. To realise the project the British Museum, the BBC and over 550 museums across the country came together. It has been suggested that regional museums will benefit from the £100,000 prize money when the exhibition tours the UK.
Call for Proposals
Marsh Awards for Heritage Craft
The Heritage Crafts Association and the Marsh Christian Trust are offering two new awards for the heritage crafts sector. These awards will recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals who contribute to our rich living heritage. There are two awards: one for an exceptional trainer and one for a volunteer. The winner of each award will receive £500. The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2011. More...
Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) have announced a new £500,000 Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture. The call for applications follows a scoping exercise with the sector to determine the areas and themes of most importance. This exercise revealed several themes that the sector is keen to explore and proposals are sought in the following six areas: user-generated content and social media; distribution; mobile, location and games; data; resources; and education and learning. More...
IdeasTap, the online arts and funding organisation, has teamed up with Sky Arts to launch a new bursary for young artists. The Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund will offer five young artists £30,000 each to fund their work for a full year. The fund is open to artists aged 18-30 living in the UK and Ireland, and is designed to bridge the gap between formal education and becoming a working artist. The Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund is open to individual artists working in visual art, theatre, performance art, film, music, dance or literature. More...
The 2011 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for entries. Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, photographers, writers and poets to submit their work into the Creative Works Competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across the disciplines and welcomes entries from artists working in all the artistic mediums, including sculpture, textiles, photography, ceramics, paint, digital art and more! The Competition has three categories, Artwork & Photography, Poetry and Fiction. Winners and finalists are published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual. Winners of each category receive £500 prize money More...
Area Group news
< Image: Tanya Raabe, Sir Bert Massie
Friday 15 July
Tuesday 12 July, 1-3.30 pm
Pro-active strategies and self-organisation
in the context of central policy and funding agendas. This session will be practice-led and discussion-based and will consider criticality, distance and the possibilities of self-organising. Arrive at 6pm for a participatory performance of Emma Smith’s exhibition Playback with the artist. Think tank starts at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.More...
engage North West Area Group meeting
Solihull Gallery, Solihull Arts Complex
engage 27 Exchange: Artists, Young people and Galleries
Resulting from Artswork's year-long national campaign for the English National Youth Arts Network, this publication highlights the impact of a resilient, forward-thinking, innovative Youth Arts sector. It is reflective of the creative experiences and flexibility it offers to young people. The statements and articles focus on ways in which engagement in the arts and culture results in real, definable and unequivocal positive outcomes for young people. The statistics, case studies and articles drawn together from across England demonstrate the highest quality of Youth Arts practice currently being delivered by youth and arts organisations nationally. More...
Middlesex University and Welling School have been working closely together on a number of projects within art and education over recent years: ae is the latest. ae is a collaborative, free publication. The contributors come from very different perspectives and positions; internationally renowned artists, leading writers on art education, critics, teachers and students. All share a passion and a commitment to art and to education, to the importance that these fields play in our culture. More...
< Image: Rosie Connolly, Before and After, 2011
Guest speakers Lawrence Abu Hamdan (artist) and Paul Dash (Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths) join artist Emma Smith in an open discussion on the relationship of art practice and education to notions of citizenship and connection to place. This discussion will consider issues of representation and the critical distance between art practice and social policy. More...
This one-day workshop explores the benefits of using creative activities with young offenders, both within the community and the secure estate. Developed in partnership with SOFT TOUCH this course will examine practical issues, such as those encountered in secure units and personal issues, such as motivation and the development of the young people. The course will use a mixture of training techniques to help educate and inform. More...
The first of two professional development events in London and Manchester, each touring two prominent galleries. Put your questions to senior curators and gallery staff, examine some of the roles and career routes in the gallery sector, and debate the challenges for the future arts workforce. Part of the VAGA Starting Out programme, these events will interest early career arts professionals as well as anyone considering a career in the visual arts and galleries sector. More...
Join us for an introduction to the Venice Biennale's education programme during the opening of the Biennale. A member of the education team will outline the learning programme for the festival and highlight projects already under way. This will be followed by an interactive drawing workshop led by artist Nicolas Pàris. More...
The second Folkestone Triennial opens this weekend. 19 international artists have been commissioned to create new works for the Folkestone Triennial 2011, which will take place from 25 June-25 September. The selected artists have been invited to develop new works for Folkestone's streets, squares, beaches and historic buildings to create a cutting-edge contemporary art exhibition in the public domain. Curated by Andrea Schlieker, 'A Million Miles from Home' refers to the sense of being between worlds, of displacement and separation, of transience and having to find bearings in an unknown elsewhere. International and local artists are represented More...
25sg in collaboration with Hotspur Primary School launches Colour this Book, a special limited edition and the first children's publication by artist Thomas Whittle (pictured) and pupils from the school. Thomas Whittle led a series of exciting drawing and colouring workshops with a hundred and thirty-one children at Hotspur Primary School to produce imaginative illustrations for a unique book inspired by birds. Colour this Book will be on sale for a special price at the exhibition and book launch at 25sg on Monday 27 June, 4-8pm. In addition to this, the first 50 copies signed by Whittle will be available More...
The second of two professional development events in London and Manchester, each touring two prominent galleries. Put your questions to senior curators and gallery staff, examine some of the roles and career routes in the gallery sector, and debate the challenges for the future arts workforce. More...
Chelsea Programme, in partnership with The Showroom, presents an afternoon of workshops, discussions and presentations that aims to interpret, critique and reflect on connections between education, art practice and the contemporary political sphere.This event aims to create a space for engaged, critical discussion around the idea of the educational turn, radical or alternative pedagogy, the role of the arts institution in supporting (or stifling) dissent, with particular reference to the recent protests and ongoing ideological attack on education as a right, not a privilege. More...
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
This workshop is primarily designed for Managers from all educational establishments but will also be of considerable use and interest to all those involved with young people.
For one night only: An exhibition of artworks produced during Junto:Projects' residency at the Bridge School, Hackney as part of the Whitechapel Gallery's Artist in Residence programme.
Shaping the Future is a conference for all concerned about the future of our young people's creative education.
Artist Associates: Beyond the Commission focuses on the practice of supporting artists within the contemporary visual arts beyond the traditional curatorial, exhibition and commissioning role of the public sector, including mentoring, advice, advocacy, and training. Should this duplicate or complement, for instance, commercial representation? Should this be limited in reach or accessible? What is the impact on audiences and organisations? As publicly funded arts organisations begin to develop these new models and initiatives for ongoing support, this one-day symposium presents an introduction to existing programmes and models, modes of representation and questions how long-term support of artists can be increased. More...
During a time of rapid change much time is spent trying to guess the impact of things such as: public expectations, new technological advances, shrinking arts funding etc. Now it's time to start exploring the strategic options open to us - time to take stock of our marketing and audience development practice - what works? What has the biggest impact? What gives us the best return on our investment? Join 500+ arts professionals at this year's AMA conference in learning from a wide range of experts and discussing with peers the key factors for marketing success today. More...
Arts educators are invited to go back to school for a week and immerse themselves in a lively and exciting curriculum that will consider the relationship between education and contemporary art practice. The course will be modelled on an art school with a studio space, a private gallery to showcase the work produced and the whole of Tate Modern available for research. Each day will have an exciting timetable of events that combine practical activities with theoretical discussions.The course will be curated by artist Alex Schady, Course Leader at Winchester School of Art, together with a group of contemporary artists More...
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
A non-profit, independent organisation working with schools throughout England, and in 36 countries across the world, to raise achievement for all students (3-19 years). SSAT is the largest membership organisation for academies and converter academies and has been championing innovation in the schools system for over twenty years. More...
Following the passing of 'no confidence' resolutions at several Universities in early June, No Confidence is campaigning for an alternative to the
Higher Education policies of the coalition government. This site has been created to coordinate efforts and motions at higher education institutions across the country. More...
Common Practice is an advocacy group working for the recognition and fostering of the small-scale contemporary visual arts sector in London. The group aims to promote the value of the sector and its activities, act as a knowledge base and resource for members and affiliated organisations, and develop a dialogue with other visual art organisations on a local, national and international level. More...
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