Engage Cymru is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including galley and museum educators, teachers, local authority officers and artists.
Engage Cymru promotes gallery education through advocacy, regular area group meetings, networking and professional development training events, and through its research projects.
Click here to learn more about engage Cymru.
Letting in the Light
From April 2017 Engage Cymru will deliver a 12-week intensive animation project in partnership with Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Gallery, Pen y Dre High School and artist animator Gerald Conn to mark the Contemporary Art Society for Wales’ 80th anniversary. Pupils will bring a number of paintings acquired from CASW to life through animation creating innovative interpretation resources for the gallery which will sit alongside the original paintings.
This project has been inspired by the ‘Animating Art History’ programme initiated by the Courtauld Institute. The screening premier will take place at the Red House, Merthyr on 8 July.
More details will follow soon.
Summer Arts Colleges
In August 2016, Engage Cymru worked in partnership with Unitas supporting 14 children and young people from Parc Prison Youth Offending Institute and Hillside Secure Unit to achieve Bronze Level Arts Award. These pilot interventions were generously funded by the Foyle Foundation.
Wales based artists Tom Goddard, Anna Barratt, Pip Lewis and Simone Bizzell-Browning devised innovative, intensive visual arts interventions using the young peoples’ interests as the starting point encouraging them to engage in a wide range of creative activities aimed at raising motivation levels, increasing self-esteem, developing research, numeracy, digital and literacy skills.
Find out more here.
The Art of Health in Wales - Resources now online
In May 2016 a full day symposium took place which explored policy and practice in arts and health and showcased a range of innovative practice from across Wales. It aimed to move the Arts Health & Wellbeing sector forward and explore opportunities for advocacy, collaboration and networking.
Speakers included Tim Joss, Founder and Chief Executive of AESOP (Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose) and Co-Founder of the Arts Impact Fund, John Wyn Owen, Chair Health Protection Committee, Welsh Government and Council Member of Health Action Partnership International (HAPI).
Films of the Keynote Presentations plus PDFS of the Showcase Presentations are now online, along with reports on the Symposium in both English and Welsh - click here to view.
engage Cymru: Artists in Hospitals Toolkit'Putting the Toolkit to Work'CPD training event for artists and organisations Wednesday 14 September and Tuesday 25 October 2016.The Artists in Hospitals Toolkit, produced by members of the South & Mid Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network with seed funding from the Artworks Cymru PHF initiative. To book, and for ... Full story