What does engage Scotland do?
engage Scotland offers a programme of events, projects and research 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.
We currently have over 80 members representing organisations, artists and freelance gallery educators from across Scotland. Members include The National Galleries of Scotland; Glasgow Life; The Travelling Gallery, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness; Project Ability, Glasgow; Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen and Museums Galleries Scotland.
Members can influence the programme of events by requesting specific training, suggesting speakers and venues.
Membership of engage Scotland also gives members opportunities to promote their education and learning activities through taking part in events such as Children’s Art Week and sharing good practice through the engage Scotland monthly enewsletter.
A key part of what we do is to advocate for gallery and visual arts education and gallery educators in Scotland. This includes giving talks to students, attending events such as the Museums Galleries Scotland Conference and responding on behalf of the sector to major policy initiatives such as the Curriculum for Excellence. We also work in partnership with organisations and projects such as ARTIST ROOMS and GENERATION.
Members are updated on news and events in Scotland through regular emails and e-newsletters. Join engage here.
Who's Who in engage Scotland
The engage Scotland Development Group represents our members and is made up of gallery educators, curators and artist educators. The group works with the Coordinator to develop engage Scotland's projects, programme and to help run local networking events.
The engage Scotland Development Group members are:
Helena Barrett, Learning and Engagement Coordinator, Edinburgh Art Festival
Alicia Bruce, Freelance artist/arts educator
Lee McCulley, Adult Learning Officer, National Museums Scotland
Janie Nicoll, Freelance artist/arts educator (Special interest Rep - Freelance)
Tracy Morgan, Learning Programme Manager, Fruitmarket Gallery (Area Rep –Edinburgh & East Scotland)
Beki Pope, Centre Manager, Caithness Horizons (Area Rep - Highlands)
Iseult Timmermans, Collaborations Co-ordinator, Street Level Photoworks
Sarah Yearsley, engage Scotland Coordinator
Claudia Zeiske, Director, Deveron Projects
Carol Dunbar, Education Officer at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness. Carol is also an engage Board member and a former member of the engage Scotland Development Group.