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Engage International Conference 2018

Engage Bursary Places, for UK (except Scotland) & overseas delegates

Click here for more information on Engage Scotland bursaries

Engage Supported Places

Up to 4 Engage Supported Places are available for the Engage Conference 2018 to support colleagues who may otherwise be unable to attend. These places are subsidised by Engage and cost just £70 each. Application is open to all colleagues, including Engage members and non-members, based in the UK (other than Scotland) and overseas (Click here for Engage Scotland bursary information). Supported Places will be allocated after the closing deadline of 17 September. Priority will be given to Engage members, students, those who may otherwise be unable to attend, and those who have not received a bursary from Engage before. 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. See below for how to apply. 



Freelance Artist Bursaries

Additionally, Engage are funding 2 Freelance Artist Bursaries this year, 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. Freelance Artist Bursary places will be allocated after the closing deadline of 17 September. Priority will be given to Engage members, students, those who may otherwise be unable to attend, and those who have not received a bursary from Engage before. 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. See below for how to apply. 

How to Apply

To apply for an Engage Supported Place or a Freelance Artist Bursary, please send the following to Engage Operations Manager at operations@engage.org by 10am on 17 September 2018

- A current CV (max 4 sides A4)

- A letter or email (max 1 side A4) explaining why the 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

 Please consider carefully which bursary you wish to apply for and note the deadlines as above. Applicants cannot apply for both.

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. These bursary places are funded by Engage.

 

Engage Scotland Bursaries

Four bursary-funded places are available for representatives of Scotland-based visual arts organisations to attend the 2018 Engage Conference. Bursary funding will pay for the Conference ticket and will also offer up to £120 towards travel/accommodation. Organisations wishing to apply must have a commitment to a contemporary visual arts programme and developing audiences. Applicants do not need to be current members of Engage. Freelancers may apply but will need to show that attending the conference will have a clear public benefit through their work.

Priority will be given to Engage members, students, those who may otherwise be unable to attend, and those who have not received a bursary from Engage before. 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. Bursary recipients will be expected to attend the whole Conference and write a short feedback report which will be published on the Engage Scotland website.

To be considered, please send an email to Sarah Yearsley, Engage Scotland Coordinator, scotland@engage.org, by 10am on 17 September 2018, with the following details:

- Your name, organisation name and job title

- A short paragraph stating why you are interested in this opportunity and how it fits with your wider programme

- Details of where other funding for you to attend the Conference will come from; you or your organisation will be expected to cover any additional expense

- Your current CV

Please note unsuccessful applicants will be offered Early Bird rates subsequent to the deadline.

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.

 

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