Engage Cymru

Engage Cymru is the leading membership organisation for gallery education in Wales and has over 70 members, including gallery 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.

Wales Arts Health & Well-being Network: Upcoming training and networking events

  • Social Prescribing and the Arts, a workshop focusing on how Social Prescribing and Arts on Prescription fit within wider health and care policy including NHS Wales’ A Healthier Wales: Our Plan for Health and Social Care. Wednesday 15 January 2020.
  • The Question of Quality. This workshop will explore what we mean by quality in the context of arts, health and wellbeing and why it is important. Wednesday 26 February 2020.
  • Enhancing Healthcare Environments. Further details to be announced. Wednesday 13 May 2020.

About the Wales Arts Health and Wellbeing Network

WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, is coordinated by Engage Cymru with funding from the Arts Council of Wales. WAHWN launched in 2019 and has since expanded to include almost 300 arts and health professional members. 90 members have participated in Creative & Credible arts and health evaluation training over the past year, aimed at supporting colleagues to deliver robust and credible evidence of their work.

Any Wales-based colleagues delivering arts, health and well-being focused work can sign up for free, upload their profile, view and post opportunities, blogs and a wide range of resources in the Knowledge Bank section. Join the network at wahwn.cymru

Video presentation of Angela Rogers, WAHWN (Wales Arts Health & Well-being Network) Coordinator talking about how the Network has evolved and developments in the arts and health sector in Wales. Filmed by artist Abigail Sidebotham at the request of Chris Fremantle, Robert Gordon University.

Arts & Business Cymru Award 2019

Congratulations to Western Power Distribution who won the Business and Brand Identity 2019 award for their partnership work with Engage Cymru, The Gate Arts Centre, Music in Hospitals and Care, the National Museum and the Riverfront, Newport at the Arts and Business Cymru Awards on Thursday 11 July 2019.

Western Power Distribution also won the Admiral Business of the Year Award, with the following statement made upon the reception of this award:

WPD’s focus is clear: a commitment to the community it serves and the most vulnerable members of society within it… from the small Pembrokeshire based Engage Cymru’s dementia friendly art galleries to National Museum Wales’ Big Pit, WPD’s sponsorship has enabled community activities, improved understanding and found a new way to tackle social isolation.

The judges congratulated WPD on its clarity in effectively communicating messages while supporting such a variety of arts organisations across Wales and agreed that the many partnerships stood as a real model of excellence in the field.

Engage Cymru is proud to partner with Western Power Distribution and grateful for the support we receive. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees recognised by the Arts & Business Cymru Awards.