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Big economic issues in the East Midlands: Research and how the Arts can respond
Engage East Midlands Area Group MeetingTuesday 24 April, 1.00-4.00pm, Nottingham ContemporaryEngage members and regional colleagues are invited to join Engage East Midlands Area Group Reps to hear the latest research around social mobility, economic insecurity and poverty in the region. Take part in discussion and share practice about how the ... Full story

South East Area Group meeting
Wednesday 25 April, 1 - 3:30pmOYAP Trust, Bicester, OxfordshireOur spring area group meeting will focus on youth leadership and youth governance, hosted by OYAP Trust. With contributions fromOYAP’s Youth of Bicester participant and their Director Helen Le Brocq Helen McAleer, Arts Council England & Engage South East Rep Ruby Mutlow, Young board ... Full story

MaxLiteracy Sharing Workshop - York Art Gallery
Friday 27 April 2018, 10.30am - 3pm York Art GalleryI'm gonna sit down and writeJoin us for a day of practical activity exploring how art galleries and museums can be used as stimulus for creative writing and literacy. Past MaxLiteracy awardees, Manchester Art Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery and York Art ... Full story

South West Area Group Meeting
Friday 27 April 2018, 12 - 4pmThe Foyle Studio, Tate St. Ives Engage members and regional colleagues* are invited to join South West Reps for an Area Group Meeting at Tate St. Ives on Friday 27 April at 12pm.This meeting will begin with lunch, kindly provided by Tate St. Ives and ... Full story

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

Agency, equity and striving for an inclusive practice
Engage London Area Group MeetingFriday 4 May, 10:00am – 1:00pm Barbican Centre Agency, equity and striving for an inclusive practice Engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join London Reps for an Area Group Meeting exploring multiple perspectives for an inclusive practice at the Barbican Centre on Friday 4 ... Full story

Outside of the institution…
Engage North East Area Group MeetingMonday 21 May, 5pm to 7pm,  Thought Foundation, Birtley Engage members and regional colleagues are invited to join North East Reps for an Area Group Meeting to consider how definitions of community can differ and hear about alternative approaches to engage learning outside of formal ... Full story

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

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

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

Irish Museums Association Annual Conference 2018: Collecting The 'Now'
Irish Museums Association
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 May 2018
Do we have the objectivity to identify and select the items which will define our society for future generations? The IMA conference will discuss how museums can collect for the future and represent the 'now'. We live in a period of unparalleled human consumption making the decision about what to preserve ... Full details

Prejudice, Pride, Place 2018 Conference
The Bond Warehouse in Birmingham and at the National Trust properties, Hanbury Hall and Wightwick Manor
Tuesday 15 - Wednesday 16 May 2018
This two-day event on 15-16 May 2018 will explore how heritage organisations can meaningfully engage diverse audiences in debates surrounding LGBTQ history, culture and equality by researching and presenting past LGBTQ lives. It's part of our Prejudice and Pride programme of events marking 50 years since partial decriminalisation of homosexuality ... 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

Creative People and Places
Light House
Thursday 14 - Friday 15 June
People Place Power is a two-day conference by Creative People and Places to provoke, challenge and move forward inclusive approaches to arts engagement. It will unpick the themes of power, collaboration, ownership, relevance and place through a series of rich conversations, with an emphasis on learning and practice.Hosted by CPP ... Full details

Art Play Artists Brief
Public gallery in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames seeks artist to create a large-scale installation piece to be displayed during the summer of 2018. Full description

Learning Officer
Creative and experienced individual sought to deliver an innovative Schools programme at a royal residence in London. Full description

Curator: Schools & Young People
London-based public gallery seeks experienced individual to research, plan, organise and support the delivery of a strategic and innovative activities and resources with and for teachers and young people. Full description

 

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