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In My Shoes with the Arts Council Collection
  In My Shoes: Art & the Self since the 1990s, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Photo credit: Anna ArcaEngage Yorkshire Area Group Meeting12 June 2018  11.00am – 3.00pmArts Council Collection, Longside, Yorkshire Sculpture Park Engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join Yorkshire Rep Janette Robinson, for an ... Full story

Save the date - Engage Cymru Dementia Friendly Galleries Training
Thursday 19 July 2018, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen  Friday 20 July 2018, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, SwanseaDementia Friendly Galleries is one full day’s professional development training aimed at visual artists, gallery staff and anyone involved in delivering visual arts-based activity with people living with dementia and their carers. It will be led ... Full story

Mid Wales Area Group Meeting
Monday 21 May 2018, 12pm - 3pm, Peak - Art in the Black Mountains, Crickhowell, Powys An opportunity to meet our new Engage Mid Wales Rep, Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager at Peak, and hear about the recent Pete Fowler residency plus programmes in the Mid Wales region. Contact rachel@peak.cymru to attend. Full story

POSTPONED: South West Area Group Meeting
**POSTPONED PENDING RESCHEDULE**The Foyle Studio, Tate St. Ives Engage members and regional colleagues* are invited to join South West Reps for an Area Group Meeting at Tate St. Ives on Friday 27 April at 12pm.This meeting will begin with lunch, kindly provided by Tate St. Ives and Engage. Following on from ... Full story

Outside of the institution…
Engage North East Area Group MeetingMonday 21 May, 5pm to 7pm,  Thought Foundation, Birtley Engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join North East Reps for an Area Group Meeting to consider how definitions of community can differ and hear about alternative approaches to engage learning outside of formal ... Full story

West Midlands Area Group Meeting
Enriching arts education with digital engagementMonday 18 June 2018, 1-4pmMAC, BirminghamJoin us for a hands on opportunity to explore digital opportunities within gallery and arts education.  AgendaSonia Russell Saunders, Courses and Participation Manager, MACLearn about MAC’s ‘Little Geeks’ and Digital explorer courses for children and young people. Workshops include design, coding ... Full story

Building Social Connections Through The Arts: A Live Well Make Art Event
The Turnpike,
Tuesday 22 May 2018
‘Over nine million adults are often or always lonely‘ British Red Cross and the Coop‘Loneliness is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day’ Holt-Lundstadt 2015Live Well Make Art (LWMA) is an informal network of arts professionals and activists, health professionals and activists, academics and people who ... Full details

RISE – Arts & Mental Health Symposium
CABN, Live Borders and the Joint Health Improvement Team
Thursday 24 May 2018
A one day event which starts from the belief that the arts offer an essential opportunity to improve mental health and wellbeing. The symposium presents current thinking and showcases good practice.The aim is to explore, discuss and shape future approaches for collaborating across boundaries.This event is aimed at anyone who ... Full details

Making the Case Symposium
The Whitworth
Friday 25 May 2018
Venture Arts are bringing together ten influential creative organisations and individuals to inspire and share best practice about making our cultural landscape a more rich and welcoming place, with learning disabled people at its heart. MAKING THE CASE | SYMPOSIUM marks the completion of the latest round of Venture Arts’ Cultural Enrichment Programme. The programme was devised in recognition of how ... Full details

Family Arts Leadership Symposium
6 June 2018
Established and emerging cultural leaders are invited to engage in some of the big issues affecting our work and shape the future landscape for family arts. Wednesday 6th June 2018 10.30- 16.30- Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds.(This is a rescheduled event due to earlier postponement caused by poor weather) Keynotes: Petia Tzanova ... Full details

PATERN Regional Conference
Tuesday 12 June 2018
PATERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE Becoming an Effective and Confident Primary Visual Arts CoordinatorRecommended for: Primary Arts Coordinators, Teaching Assistants, School Governors with Responsibility for Art, Craft and Design, artist-teachers…Join the newly active and influential PATERN (Primary Art Teacher Educator Regional Network) at The Customs House for an exciting full day Primary ... Full details

Embedding Safeguarding Practice - Artswork Leadership Training in Bristol
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Designed for those responsible for overseeing safeguarding practice in their organisation at a strategic level, this course focuses on a whole team approach to embedding safe practice across creative, cultural and heritage sectors. Participants will carry out an audit of their organisation and create an action plan to support best ... Full details

Underneath the metrics: What is really happening to Art and Design education?
Manchester School of Art
Friday 29 June 2018
Every day we face a barrage of statistics which have a significant impact on our creative work with students. Whether it is NSS scores or UCAS application statistics, DLHE results or diversity data, TEF, LEO or REF, these metrics are often telling us crucial information about the strengths and weaknesses ... Full details

Community Manager
Yorkshire-based art gallery seeks highly organised and audience-focused individual for a new post, to devise, deliver and evaluate an innovative and sustainable learning programme for the gallery’s diverse local communities. Full description


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