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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.

ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Perth Museum & Art Gallery

Professional Development Opportunity for Secondary Art Teachers and Art Educators
Thursday 14th September 2017, 16.30 – 18.30

Engage Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with Culture Perth & Kinross to offer a talk and practical hands-on workshop as part of the learning and engagement programme for the ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Perth Museum & Art Gallery.

Sarah Yearsley of Engage Scotland will share current news and practice of arts education in schools and galleries across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Artist Susie Johnston will lead a session exploring key issues embedded within Louise Bourgeois’s work which are relevant to the secondary school curriculum.

Engage Scotland networking event

Engage Scotland artWALK: Gallery Educators Networking Event

15 August, 5.30-8pm

This event is now fully booked.

An Engage Scotland networking event for Engage and non-Engage members who are working and interested in gallery and visual arts education. Artist Andrea Geile will lead a curated walk to the Edinburgh Art Festival’s public commissions programme sited across Edinburgh’s Old Town. Followed by refreshments at the Jac Leirner exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery.

Meet at The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, EH1 1DE

August 2017 update

It’s almost back to school time and it certainly feels that way at Engage Scotland as this month’s newsletter contains lots of great reading and resources to catch up on.

You still have a few days left to nominate a colleague for a Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education and we have opened booking for the Engage International Conference in Hull on 29-30 November. Details of how to book and to apply for a bursary funded place are below.
As ever this month’s newsletter features the usual mix of news, opportunities, good practice and links to resources being developed by other organisations. 
Please do get in touch if you have any contributions for the newsletter or any thoughts or suggestions as to how Engage Scotland can support you in your work.

It would be great if you could like Engage in the visual arts and Engage Scotland on Facebook and follow @engagescotland on Twitter.
Sarah Yearsley
Engage Scotland Coordinator

Do you know someone doing excellent and inspirational work in gallery or visual arts education and learning?

The Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts (freelance, salaried or as volunteers) in the UK and internationally, and grant winners £500 to spend on their professional development.


Nominations Deadline: 10am, Monday 14 August 2017

Meeting of the Cross Party Group on Culture

Tuesday 5 September 2017 from 5.30pm to 8pm in Committee Room 2 of the Scottish Parliament. We expect the topic for the session to be the Scottish Government’s proposed Cultural Strategy. Book >>

Museums Galleries Scotland training

Museums Galleries Scotland are running a series of training and skills development events in the autumn. Find out more >>

A Culture Strategy for Scotland

What does culture mean to you? The Scottish Government are launching a new online discussion forum to support the development of a Culture Strategy for Scotland. The forum will run in parallel to the programme of events being developed. Find out more >>

Culture Development review of developing D/deaf cultural engagement

Follow up materials from a symposium on how to welcome D/deaf artists and audiences. More >>

Glasgow's Stalled Spaces programme: Call for application

Local groups and organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of stalled or underused open spaces in the city. The closing date for applications is Friday, 18th August, 2017. Find out more >>

Making your aims achievable

Tim Baker explains how SMART objectives can make challenging aims – such as engaging more young people – achievable, by breaking them down into manageable chunks. Read the story >>

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