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Upcoming Seminar: Learning in the Gallery
Photo: Workshop with Lawrence Bradby and Georgie Manly as part of Sainsbury Centre Artists’ ProgrammeSainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich Friday 27 April, 10:30am - 4pmFree but booking essentialWhat do gallery educators do on a day to day basis? What kind of audiences do they work with? What methodologies do they ... Full story

Save the date: Yorkshire Area Group meeting
Tuesday 27 March, lunch and then afternoon visits to 3pmVenue tbc'If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake’: a conversation about diversity and participation in galleriesOur spring area group meeting will pick up on issues emerging out of the Engage Conference The Whole Picture: Rethinking Diversity over ... Full story

Save the date: Engage South East Area Group meeting
Wednesday 25 April, 1.00pm - 3:30pmOYAP Trust, Bicester, OxfordshireOur spring area group meeting will focus on youth leadership and youth governance, hosted by OYAP Trust. More details will be released soon.OYAP@StudiO2, Old St Edburg’s School, Cemetery Lane, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 6BBMap Full story

Culture, Community, Creativity - ROTOR Conference
Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) Huddersfield
Friday 16 February 2018
The Culture, Community, Creativity conference is part of the ROTOЯ Transdisciplinary Dialogue and Debate programme of exhibitions and events. It presents a series of vital discussions, featuring speakers from both academia and across the arts and cultural sector, providing a platform for dialogue, debate and networking. With an ... Full details

Creative & Cultural Skills Awards and/or National Conference 2018
The Lowry
Monday 16 April - Tuesday 17 April
Building a Creative Nation: The Future Workforce. Supporting innovation for skills, recruitment and apprenticeships. Our 2018 National Conference will be held on Tuesday 17 April at The Lowry, Salford and our Skills Awards will be held the evening before, Monday 16 April. As promised, we are taking the conference on the road and we’ll ... Full details

Unexpected Encounters Conference Museums Nurturing Living and Ageing Well
Manchester Museum
Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 April 2018
Day 1: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 10am – 4.15pm Day 2: Thursday 26 April 2018, 9am – 2pm (limited numbers)Venue: Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PLThis conference grows out of the action research project Encountering the Unexpected: People, nature and natural heritage collections, funded through the Museums Association ... Full details

Learning in the gallery
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
27 April 2018
A series of workshops and talks designed to introduce gallery education practice and provide practical support and guidance for students and recent graduates interested in the field. We will explore approaches and methodologies, and situate the field within historical contexts, in relation to art practice, institutional developments and social and ... Full details

The museum is not neutral
Fitzwilliam Museum
Monday 30 April 2018
Museums are neither neutral nor static - they constantly change and often reflect how society sees itself. Whose stories and lives are shown is a constant negotiation, and it is often the role of artists to question and challenge the status quo.These negotiations can cause huge debate - from confederate ... Full details

Symposium: People, Power and Curating
Turner Contemporary
Friday 27 April 2018
Through talks, discussions, and participant led activities the symposium will focus on both the conditions necessary for collaborative curating, and the reception of programmes curated in this way. What are the challenges for artists, audiences and institutions?In the morning, an introduction to Turner Contemporary’s audience-led approach to exhibition making will ... Full details

Social Making: Socially Engaged Art Now and Next 2018
Devonport Guildhall
Thursday 7 June - Friday 8 June
Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next is a biennial symposium developed and delivered by Take A Part CIC. The aim of the symposium is to bring examples of international socially engaged practices to the South West of the UK, giving the region exposure to a wider network of projects and ... Full details

Freelance Opportunity: MaxLiteracy 2019 Coordinator
Engage, the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education wishes to appoint a Coordinator for MaxLiteracy 2019 supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. Full description

Freelance opportunity at Engage: Conference programmer
Engage wishes to commission a Conference Programmer to develop the concept for the Engage international conference 2018, and to programme this important annual event. Full description


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