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Events and networking

Engage Scotland programmes workshops, training seminars and talks supporting those working in learning and engagement in visual arts venues in Scotland. Several events, including networking and training meetings, are held each year across Scotland reflecting themes and concerns within the sector.

Seminar: Early years learning in galleries
Monday 5 March 2018, 10am – 4pm
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

This seminar is an opportunity to hear about and share practice around how galleries are using a range of approaches to engage early years children, in both family and childcare/nursery settings. The day will be jointly led by Engage Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland learning team.

Who is it for?
Educators at arts and heritage organisations, artists, local authority officers, and anyone interested in developing meaningful, purposeful and sustainable creative approaches to engaging with children in the early years.

This event is currently fully booked.


Workshop: Reclaiming monitoring and evaluation

Thursday 29 March 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Discovery point, Dundee

Monitoring and evaluation can be a source of both confusion and contention for organisations, practitioners, and funders or commissioners. Working with people, we are all hoping to make a difference to the lives of those we work with. How do we know we are making a difference? How can we prove it? On whose terms? And at whose expense?

At this workshop Hot Chocolate Trust will share their approaches to monitoring and evaluation and suggest that a rethink can make for better work as well as better reports. The day will be led by Dave Close, Director of Hot Chocolate and Charis Robertson, Assistant Director.

How might we?

  • Change the way we think about reporting and outcomes?
  • Keep those we are working with at the centre of our evaluation?
  • Bridge the gap between qualitative and quantitative?
  • Ensure our values and practice shape our evaluation? (Not the other way round…)

On this course you will:

  • Explore the current context and challenges around monitoring and evaluation.
  • Learn from theory, and from each other’s contexts
  • Be challenged and inspired to combine evaluation and practice in fresh ways
  • Find more and better ways of evidencing what we know and finding out what we don’t
  • Share and develop new ideas for change

Who is it for?
Educators at arts and heritage organisations, artists, local authority officers, and anyone interested in developing meaningful, purposeful and sustainable creative approaches to monitoring and evaluation. This course is part of Engage Scotland’s programme to support the visual arts and gallery sector during the Year of Young People 2018.
Lunch, refreshments and delegate pack will be provided.

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