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Engage International Conference 2017


There are a number of bursaries available for this year's conference.


We particularly welcome applications for bursaries from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented amongst delegates to Engage conference. Priority will be given to those who may otherwise be unable to attend and those who have not received a bursary from Engage before.


4 supported places at £70 are available to support colleagues who may otherwise be unable to attend.  Application is open to anyone in UK or overseas (other than Scotland). Applicants do not have to be members of Engage.


2 freelance artist bursaries offering a free conference ticket and £100 towards travel/accommodation. Application is open to Engage personal members who identify as freelance artists or artist educators, based in the UK (other than Scotland) and overseas.*


*These bursary places are funded by Engage. 


4 Engage Scotland bursaries offering a free conference ticket and up to £110 towards travel/accommodation. Application is open to anyone working in Scottish-based visual arts organisations. Applicants do not have to be members of Engage. Freelancers may apply but will need to show that attending the conference will have a clear public benefit through their work.**

**Engage Scotland bursary places are funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. No further funding from other Creative Scotland funding programmes is available to attend the Engage International Conference.  


Square Peg bursaries

Up to 15 Square Peg bursaries offering a free conference ticket for people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire (freelance or salaried) working in the arts or disability, and Disability Arts Network members.***


In particular we are looking for:

Local practitioners

Local disability organisations with arts programmes

Local small arts organisations


Square Peg is Artlink’s disability and diversity arts programme for Hull 2017.


To apply

Apply by sending the following to the Engage Operations Manager at operations@engage.org by 5pm on 13 October 2017

- A current CV (max 4 sides A4)

- A letter or email (max 1 side A4) explaining why the Engage conference is of interest to you, how attending would benefit your professional development and why a bursary would support your attendance

- Please make sure you mark clearly in your email and application, which place you are applying for


Applicants may not apply for more than one bursary. Unsuccessful applicants will be offered the special Early Bird conference rate after 13 October, as long as they book by 31 October.


Bursary recipients will be expected to attend the whole conference and write a short feedback report which will be published on the Engage website. Please note unsuccessful applicants will be offered Early Bird rates subsequent to the deadline.



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