engage Scotland represents the Scottish body of engage members, responding to training and networking needs within gallery education with a Scottish focus.
Let's Talk: Working with visually impaired people - training seminar
Monday 27 March 2017, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.
A day to discuss and develop a range of approaches to working with visually impaired people. Jointly led by engage Scotland, Artlink Edinburgh and Lothians and National Library of Scotland with sighted and visually impaired artists to share diverse experiences and ways of working.
Please note, this event is now fully booked. Find out more...
January 2017 update
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a great festive break and have lots of good things planned for 2017.
Here at engage Scotland our programme for 2017 is taking shape and we have a new year focus on professional development and opportunities for refreshing your practice. Make sure that you apply to take part in engage at Tate Exchange 20 - 22 March 2017.
This peer-led professional development event in Tate’s new Switch House building represents an opportunity for mid-career or senior colleagues to work together over three intensive days to reflect on their practice, review recent research, learn about UK and international contexts and network.
The theme is exchange and you might recognise this format as that of the annual Summer School. The deadline for applications is 30 January and we have two bursaries for delegates from Scotland, too.
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.
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engage Scotland Coordinator
Artworks Alliance: The Knowledge Bank
Artworks Alliance: The Knowledge Bank is a searchable archive of materials developed through ArtWorks, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation programme supporting training and professional development for artists working in participatory settings. Find out more.
Voluntary Arts latest report - 'Open Conversations: Developing strong, effective connections to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities', was launched at the BEMIS and TRACS St Andrew's Day Open Conference last month, in a workshop facilitated by Maryam Imran - Voluntary Arts Scotland Advisory Group member. Find out more.
On culture and caring
Nicky Goulder, Chief Executive of Create, blogs about the impact of art and culture on young carers, and how creativity can help us all to step into someone else’s shoes. Find out more.
RNIB scheme to make museums more accessible
A new ‘buddy’ scheme, launched by The Royal National Institute of Blind People and five museums in the south east of England, will connect blind and partially sighted museum visitors with volunteers. Find out more.
Artist Audrey O'Brien writes about her residency with Room 13 International
Two days in a tree house, celebrated 100 years of Dada and attempted to interrupt a structure in a high school class. Find out more.
The arts on your doorstep
Community engagement teams have been visiting every neighbourhood in Hull to make sure no one misses out on this year’s programme of culture. Martin Green explains how they hope to build interest in the arts. Find out more.
Evaluation framework to guide arts for health and wellbeing
Public Health England has issued a new publication to help commissioners gather robust evidence of the effectiveness of arts projects. Find out more...