About engage

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.


We are the UK's most effective advocacy and support organisation for gallery education - join us today.



Bookings now open for Whose Art? Our Art!
Whose Art? Our Art! Access and Activism in Gallery EducationThe 2016 engage International ConferenceLiverpool Hope University & venues across Liverpool13 & 14 October; Fringe 12, 13 & 15 October#engageinLiverpoolThe engage International Conference 2016 will explore how issues of access and activism impact on gallery and visual arts approaches to education ... Full story

Never Going Underground - Community Exhibition opportunities
People’s History Museum in Manchester are currently working on an exciting community-led project to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts.  Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Never Going Underground: The fight for LGBT+ rights will focus on the fight for equality ... Full story

engage London Area Group Meeting Wednesday 27 July 2016, 5-8pm Walking meeting, starting at Goldsmiths Library
engage London Area Group Meeting Wednesday 27 July 2016, 5-8pm Walking meeting, starting at Goldsmiths Libraryengage Walking Meetingengage members and regional colleagues are invited to join London Rep Rachel Craddock for an Area Group Meeting walking from the Library at Goldsmiths, University of London to The Fire Station on Wednesday ... Full story

NSEAD Annual Conference: Inclusion, innovation and diversity
Chelsea College of Art
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 June 2016
Inclusion, innovation and diversity: How outstanding art, craft and design education can significantly lead on British values and the development of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural dimensionsBuilding on the success of last year's member feedback we are delighted to be in London this year presenting our AGM and national ... Full details

ITAC3: Best, Next and Radical Practice in Participatory Arts
John McIntyre Conference Centre
3-5 August 2016
The ITAC3 Conference brings together artists, organisations, funders and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practice through an inspiring mix of curated conversations, practical workshops, keynote speeches, seminars and round-table discussions. The full programme will be announced at the start of June. ... Full details

People, Place, Power - Increasing Arts Engagement
27-28 September 2016,
This conference offers an opportunity for Creative People and Places projects to share learning from their different approaches, and for other researchers and practitioners to share perspectives on arts engagement and related issues of participation, community decision making and sense of place.Delegates will have the chance to debate issues, share ... Full details

Head of National and International Public Speaking Initiative
Experienced individual with excellent administrative abilities required to lead this prestigious and successful project into the future Full description

Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)
engage, the National Association for Gallery Education wishes to recruit a Communications Officer to contribute to the efficient running of the organisation. Full description

Freelance External Evaluator
Brighton-based organisation seeks individual to carry out independent evaluation of a learning project and associated outputs. Full description


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  • engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a charitable company limited by guarantee
  • Charity number: 1087471
    Company number: 4194208
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    Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road,
    London E1 6LA