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Engage Scotland represents the Scottish body of engage members, responding to training and networking needs within gallery education with a Scottish focus.

Engage Scotland networking event

Engage Scotland artWALK: Gallery Educators Networking Event

15 August, 5.30-8pm

This event is now fully booked.

An Engage Scotland networking event for Engage and non-Engage members who are working and interested in gallery and visual arts education. Artist Andrea Geile will lead a curated walk to the Edinburgh Art Festival’s public commissions programme sited across Edinburgh’s Old Town. Followed by refreshments at the Jac Leirner exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery.

Meet at The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, EH1 1DE

Summer 2017 update

School’s out for summer but we’re still working away at Engage Scotland to bring you lots of great opportunities for professional development, networking and resources over the summer months.
 
Look out for details of a fantastic Engage Scotland networking opportunity in Edinburgh in August during the Edinburgh Art Festival, organised by our Engage Area Reps.
 
Also coming soon will be details of Engage’s International Conference, taking place in Hull in November. We will be offering two bursary places through Engage Scotland.
 
Of note right now is the opportunity for organisations to apply to take part in  an Engage UK-wide project, Generation ART as hosts of a touring exhibition of children and young people’s art selected through an open submission process. The tour will include an active engagement programme aimed at children and young people and families and audiences new to the arts. More information follows below.
 
As ever this month’s newsletter features the usual mix of news, opportunities, good practice and links to resources being developed by other organisations. 

Please do get in touch if you have any contributions for the newsletter or any thoughts or suggestions as to how engage Scotland can support you in your work.

It would be great if you could like Engage in the visual arts and Engage Scotland on Facebook and follow @engagescotland on Twitter.
 
Sarah Yearsley
Engage Scotland Coordinator

Host a touring exhibition of children and young people's art

Engage and Engage Scotland seek expressions of interest from venues in Scotland and England, from December 2018 -  May 2020 for a touring exhibition of children and young people’s art selected through an open submission process. The tour will include an active engagement programme aimed at children and young people and families and audiences new to the arts.

What is Generation ART?
Generation ART is a national touring exhibition of art by young people aged five to eighteen, supported by a special programme of creative opportunities. The idea behind Generation ART was for children and young people to be involved in a high quality exhibition at every stage, as curators, artists, audiences and champions. By profiling high quality artwork by children and young people, Generation ART strives to raise the aspirations of schools, teachers and of children and young people, and inspire them to create excellent artwork.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 10am, Wednesday 12 July.

Do you know someone doing excellent and inspirational work in gallery or visual arts education and learning?

The Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts (freelance, salaried or as volunteers) in the UK and internationally, and grant winners £500 to spend on their professional development.

 

Nominations Deadline: 10am, Monday 14 August 2017

ARTiculation

ARTiculation is a national initiative which provides a platform for young people to talk about the arts.
 
The ARTiculation Prize invites students aged between 16 and 19 to deliver a ten minute presentation about a work of art, architecture or an artefact to an audience at museums, galleries and universities. All ARTiculation events are adjudicated by leading arts and media figures.
 
The ARTiculation Prize and the ARTiculation outreach programme aims to increase confidence, raise aspirations, develop key life skills, including public speaking, and engage young people with the arts.
 
ARTiculation Scotland will take place between January and February 2018 with the Final taking place at the University of Stirling, Pathfoot Building.
 
If you would like to take part or find out more about ARTiculation Scotland please contact Sarah Bromage, Deputy Curator at University of Stirling Art Collection T: 01786466050 E:sarah.bromage@stir.ac.uk
 
For more information visit the ARTiculation website or find ARTiculation Prize on social media:
 
Instagram: @articulationprize
Facebook: @ARTiculationPrize
Twitter: @NewArtCentre
 
#ARTiculation2018

Developing D/deaf Cultural Engagement

Culture Republic
Glasgow Film Theatre
13 July 2017, 8.45-13.00

This Culture Republic event champions cultural activity that addresses D/deaf inclusion and those who embed collaboration & the right to access within their programming and delivery. 

Cross Party Group on Culture

Cross-Party Group on Culture, held on Tuesday 13 June 2017. The Group discussed Making the makers: skills development in the Craft sector. More >>

Better carbon reporting

Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries show increased levels of confidence in carbon reporting and embracing of environmental responsibilities, a new report published by Creative Carbon Scotland reveals.

Arts funding should focus on 'everyday creativity', researchers claim

A new academic report says that shifting cultural policy to enable people to be creative and make their own culture would be a fairer use of public funds and lead to greater equality.

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