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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.

Celebrate ART brunch: Engage Scotland networking event
11am - 1pm, Sunday 25 November, Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow
Venue: http://www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk/

This event will take place during the weekend exhibition of young people’s artwork created through Engage Scotland’s Celebrate ART project for the Year of Young People. It's a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from the artists, organisations and young people involved in the project and to enjoy an informal meet up with colleagues from the visual arts and gallery sector in Glasgow and beyond.

A light brunch will be provided.

Book your place here: https://form.jotformeu.com/82963332357361

If you have any questions about booking or would like this information in another format, please contact Engage on

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7729 5858

Email: info@engage.org

Celebrate ART is a project developed by young people working with 5 partner organisations for the Year of Young People 2018. The partners are:

Engage Scotland, the National Association for Gallery Education

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

The John Byrne Award

Templar Arts & Leisure Centre, Tarbert, Argyll

Tramway, Glasgow

Through Celebrate ART groups of young people have worked with artists at partner venues to co-produce a series of artworks. The showcase in Glasgow on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November will be the first time that the young people from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tarbert and beyond have exhibited their artwork together.


Celebrate ART is 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.

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 awarded Open Project funding from Creative Scotland

Engage Scotland are amongst 33 recipients who have been awarded Open Project funding from Creative Scotland, as announced in December 2017.The funding will be used for Celebrate ART, our exciting new project working with galleries, artists and young people during the Year of Young People 2018. Celebrate ART will give young people in three different places in Scotland the opportunity to engage with art and artists and each other whilst developing their skills and creativity through creating artwork together. Further information about the project will be announced in due course.

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 >>

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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