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Engage Scotland represents the Scottish body of Engage members, responding to training and networking needs within gallery education with a Scottish focus.

Engage Scotland February 2019 Update

As we head into February we are wrapping up Celebrate ART, our Year of Young People 2018 project, and pulling together some lovely films, images and resources to share online–look out for a bit of a splash on those soon.

We’re also thinking about continuing professional development so make sure to consider some of the great opportunities open to you this year.

First up is the opportunity to apply for a place on Extend, Engage’s year-long professional development programme open to applicants working in learning and education roles, across all art forms. 

Another way we are supporting colleagues across the gallery and visual arts sector is through Mandate, a scheme we are running in partnership with SCAN where we support attendance at events that focus on exploring policy and practice within the visual arts sector and the wider creative industries; events that connect with and drive forward our manifesto demands and events where the attendees will be able to build new networks and contacts whilst championing the visual arts. 

 

The Extend Leadership Programme

Applications for the 2019–20 Extend Leadership Programme are now open!

Applications are invited from colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors to participate in the Extend Leadership Programme 2019–2020. Now in its ninth year, over 100 colleagues have graduated from the Programme from across the arts and cultural sectors.

The 2019–2020 Extend Leadership Programme will support up to 14 colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors who consider themselves to be mid-career and aspire to leadership. There will be 3 places for candidates resident and working in the creative arts in Scotland.

Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 8 April 2019

Find out more and apply here.  

 

Upcoming Events

Engage Scotland networking event at the Studio Pavilion (House for an Art Lover), Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

31 May 2019


13.00-17.00

 

Click here to know more and here to book your place

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Celebrate ART was an exciting collaborative project developed by four partner organisations for the Year of Young People 2018 to showcase and celebrate the talent and creativity of young people in and through the visual arts.

Introducing Mandate, a new initiative from SCAN and Engage Scotland

This new initiative from SCAN and Engage Scotland aims to support and encourage new voices and leadership from within our networks whilst developing the skills and confidence of sector professionals. The scheme aims to ensure that a diversity of opinions and experiences can feed into policy developments in Scotland and across the UK and support the joint advocacy actions that we undertake to drive forward the Visual Arts Manifesto.

We are aware that attending events can sometimes be intimidating so we are trialling a buddy system whereby we may select two applicants to attend key events together.

 

Criteria

We will support attendance at events that focus on exploring policy and practice within the visual arts sector and the wider creative industries, events that connect with and drive forward our manifesto demands and events where the attendees will be able to build new networks and contacts whilst championing the visual arts.

Example upcoming events might include; Future Fest, Creative Industries Federation International Summit, SCANSAU conferences, Contemporary Art Society Programme Study Day: Decolonising the Collection. However, we are really keen for applicants to suggest others and in particular apply for support to help them attend new or different events that help them develop new networks and contacts. 

Find out more and apply here: https://sca-net.org/projects/view/mandate

Engage Scotland, SCAN and the Scottish Artists Union launch Visual Arts Manifesto

 

Engage Scotland has joined forced with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network and the Scottish Artists Union to create a 19 point manifesto focusing on workers' rights and diversity in the visual arts.

The Visual Arts Manifesto has been launched as a direct response to the current challenges facing the art sector as a whole and is our first public response to the new National Culture Strategy consultation process.

The Manifesto sets out our policy demands but also our collective commitment to positive change. This vision and set of ambitions for the sector will help ensure that we maintain Scotland’s global reputation as a dynamic, innovative place for contemporary visual arts.

Click here to download it in full

Engage Scotland event
In conversation: whiteness, representation & visibility, in partnership with the Fruitmarket Gallery, EdinburghThursday 2nd May, 2019 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pmVenue: Dovecot Studios, EdinburghFREEA day of conversations and workshops seeking to highlight and address whiteness within arts institutions in Scotland. Developed by Natasha Ruwona and Claricia Parinussa Kruithof, the ... Full story

Engage Scotland Networking Event
Engage Scotland and the Studio Pavilion invite you to a social event for artists and producers working in learning and engagement roles in galleries, museums and the visual arts. We will visit the studios, view the current exhibition by Callum Rice, and hear about the Studio Pavilion's learning programme including the ... Full story

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