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.



ArtWorks Survey of Artists
ArtWorks commissioned a survey of artists earlier this year, with two aims. The first aim was to test initial findings from the Artworks research programme around strengthening support for artists. Artworks also wanted to understand the perceptions and motivations of artists working in community, participatory and socially engaged settings.The online ... Full story

Call for Papers: Museums and Visitor Photography
We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book to be published in colour by MuseumsEtc in 2015 and edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert (Cyprus University of Technology and 2014 Smithsonian Institution Fellow in Museum Studies). Proposals due: 15 September 2014Contributors notified: 15 October 2014Completed papers due: 31 January ... Full story

News from the Cultural Commissioning Programme
The Cultural Commissioning Programme is working hard to strengthen the environment for cultural commissioning! Our programme of support is now being launched to help arts and cultural organisations engage with public service commissioning and diversify their income. In June we hosted Public Services: The value of cultural commissioning, a series ... Full story

Un-Conference: Working with Young Adults
National Museums of Scotland
Thursday 28 August 2014
A national event and opportunity to join in discussion with young adults, museum, arts, heritage, youth and social care professionals about working together. Drawing inspiration from National Museums Scotland's partnership project, Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place (www.nms.ac.uk/scotlandcreates) the Un-Conference has been planned with young adults, to explode and explore myths, share ... Full details

Kids in Museums Family Fortunes Workshops
People's History Museum
Wednesday 10th September 2014
What will you get out of attending? - Simple, practical ideas to make your museum more inviting for families - Understanding your family audiences and what you can offer them - Knowledge of different groups and organisations to work with - Understanding barriers and how to overcome them - Networking ... Full details

Creative Citizens: The Conference
Royal College of Art
Thursday 18 & Friday 19 September 2014
Who are today’s Creative Citizens? What do they do? How are they changing communities? Come and debate new research at the first ever Creative Citizens Conference.The conference will spotlight the motivations, achievements and the potential of creative citizens. Presenters will argue for the importance of creative citizens’ contribution to civic ... Full details

Assistant Curator: Interpretation
London-based gallery seeks knowledgable graduate or equivalent to support the production and editing of text for a variety of audiences and undertake picture research. Full description


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