Learn about the six winners of this year's Marsh Awards
Celebrate ART Exhibition & Showcase takes place on 24 & 25 November in Glasgow
The 2018 Engage Conference which explored the intersection between arts, health, wellbeing and education.
Explore the rich archive of Engage Journal content
A collaborative networking and showcase event led by Bangor University in partnership with Wales Arts Health & Well-being Network
Share your projects with over 800 colleagues across the UK
Learn about this year's commissioned artist, Lindsey Mendick, and The Turnpike Pottery
Presentations, notes and resources from Engage Scotland's Early years learning in galleries seminar
Articles, blogs, podcasts and presentations to get you thinking about leadership in a whole new light
Engage seeks new members for the Engage Council
Poet Dean Atta on why all children deserve to be able to express themselves creatively.

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Introducing a new Chair and Trustees for Engage
Attendees at the recent Engage AGM will know of the new additions to the Engage Board of Trustees including a new Chair, Shân Evans Maclennan alongside trustees Andrew Lawson, Lorraine Midda and Janie Nicoll.Shân Evans Maclennan has had a long career as an arts educator, most recently at Southbank Centre, London where ... Full story

Christmas Social, 7 Dec, Royal Academy
  Join us for a festive social at the Royal Academy on the evening of 7 December. Engage members will have complimentary access to the Oceania and Renzo Piano exhibitions, and everyone, member or non-member, is invited to meet in the Senate Room bar and restaurant from 7pm for informal ... Full story

Creative Scotland: Risk, innovation and experimenting in participatory arts
The Lighthouse
3 December 2018
This professional development event will explore risk, innovation and experimenting in participatory arts. Artist Mark Storor and Emily Gee, Producer with Heart of Glass, will join the session sharing their aspirations and learning from Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull? a twelve-year residency project in collaboration with the people of St ... Full details

Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover
Thursday 6 December 2018
Last year, Scottish Artists Union, SCAN and Engage Scotland launched the Visual Arts Manifesto, undertaking to work together in a cultural environment which is "collaborative rather than competitive". There is nothing we like to collaborate more on, than a festive party! Please join Scottish Artists Union, SCAN and Engage Scotland for our ... Full details

Arts and Health: Careers and Networking
Evolution House, The University of Edinburgh
Thursday 6 December 2018
Do you want to know more about careers in Arts and Health? Or are you a research student looking to network with Arts and Health practitioners?  This event aims to put students interested in knowing more about Arts and Health in touch with those working within the field to allow ... Full details

How should museums and libraries talk about politics? A practical workshop
LSE Library
Thursday 06 December 2018
A workshop exploring how we collect and talk politics in museums and libraries today. Asking how we acknowledge that a museum or archive is not neutral, while also encouraging frank conversations about contemporary and /or difficult issues, this workshop draws together case studies and a long table conversation event.This is ... Full details

Using the Arts in Health and Social Care: Communication, Expression, Healing
Central Edinburgh, TBC
Tuesday 11 December 2018
The arts and art therapy can provide innovative and accessible ways for individuals to express themselves and to examine their experiences, helping them to heal and build resilience. This event will explore the evidence base behind the use of the arts in health and social care, the challenges of delivering ... Full details

Let's Get Real Conference 2019
Culture 24, Wellcome Collection
Wednesday 30 January 2019
In order to remain relevant for audiences, arts and heritage organisations need to connect digital practice with social purpose. At the Let’s Get Real Conference you’ll learn from inspiring speakers working within and beyond the cultural sector to bring these areas together. Sessions will combine strategic ideas and practical recommendations, ... Full details

Family Arts Conference 2019
Everyman Theatre
Tuesday 12 February 2019
The UK’s largest family arts and culture conference will explore the value of family engagement and how we can communicate that value to families, funders and the wider cultural sector. This event will bring creative professionals together to explore the benefits and challenges of planning, delivering and monitoring accessible and ... Full details

Freelance Education Practitioners
South Yorkshire-based museums service seeks freelance education practitioners to design a series of teaching resources to accompany outreach loan boxes. Full description

Coming Home Learning Programme Developer
London-based art gallery seeks experienced individual to work freelance to develop, coordinate and communicate an activity programme for audiences for a new project. Full description


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