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engage Scotland represents the Scottish body of engage members, responding to training and networking needs within gallery education with a Scottish focus.

engage Scotland Update

The engage International Conference in Glasgow in November is now open for booking. November may seem like a long way off but make sure you book before 2 September to benefit from the Early Bird rate – there’s more about the conference below.

This year we are offering up to 6 engage Scotland bursary places at the conference. They are aimed at people who haven’t been to conference before and we can also support travel expenses if you live further away from Glasgow. Again there’s more information below.

A really important part of engage Conferences is the fringe and I want to say a big thank you to all our members in Glasgow, and beyond, who are involved in delivering this year’s fringe programme. It’s going to be a good one!

Please do get in touch if you have any contributions for the newsletter or any thoughts or suggestions as to how engage Scotland can support you in your work.

Make sure to engage Scotland on Facebook and follow @engagescotland on Twitter.

Sarah Yearsley
engage Scotland Coordinator

engage Scotland & MGS Training Course: Working with Communities

Thursday 1 October 2015, 10am - 5pm
Museums Galleries Scotland

Museums Galleries Scotland in partnership with engage Scotland
How can museums and galleries engage with communities in an intentional, meaningful and sustained way that brings about mutual benefit? How can we work in active partnership with communities to share with each other our diverse skills, perspectives and knowledge?

Click here for further details and information on how to book your place.

2015 engage International Conference is coming to Glasgow!

Booking is already open for tickets to this year's Conference, taking place in Scotland for the first time. A Different Game: Young people working with art and artists will explore how young people engage with art and artists, looking at practice in the UK and internationally. 

Early Bird and engage member discounts are available, and read on for details of bursairies offered by engage Scotland. Click here to learn more about the conference.

engage Scotland bursaries for this year's International Conference

Six bursary-funded places are available for representatives of Scotland-based visual arts organisations to attend Conference. Bursary funding will pay for the Conference ticket fee - and will also offer up to £120 towards travel / accommodation (for colleagues based more than 2 hours from Glasgow).

Organisations wishing to apply must have a commitment to a contemporary visual arts programme and developing audiences. Applicants do not need to be current members of engage.

Freelancers may apply but will need to show that attending the Conference will have a clear public benefit through their work.

Priority will be given to applicants who have not attended an engage International Conference before and to those who have not received a Conference bursary before.

Bursary recipients will be expected to attend the whole Conference and write a short feedback report which will be published on the engage Scotland website.

To be considered, please send an email with the following information to Sarah Yearsley, engage Scotland Coordinator, scotland@engage.org, by 5pm Wed 2 Sept 2015

- Your name
- Organisation name
- Your job title
- A short paragraph stating why you are interested in this opportunity and how it fits with your wider programme
- Details of where other funding for you to attend the Conference will come from; you or your organisation will be expected to cover any additional expense
- Details of your anticipated travel/accommodation expenses, if based more than 2 hours from Glasgow.

These places are supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. No further funding from other Creative Scotland funding programmes is available to attend the engage International Conference. 

Scotland Venues! Apply now to host the 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist Residency

engage is delighted to announce that applications are now open for venues wishing to host the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist in Residence programme in 2016.

Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist in Residence, worth £15,000. The Award funds a 10-week artist residency and public art commission to be displayed at the host venue or nearby. A further £2,250 will be made available to the host venue to cover expenses.

Applications are invited from both organisations with experience in hosting artist residencies and/or running learning programmes, and those with little experience and for whom this would be a good opportunity to develop work in this area. Click here for further information.

Equalities Go & See Funding

The deadline for applications for Equalities Go & See Funding has now passed, our thanks to all who have applied.

Click here to read research reports written by previous successful applicants.

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