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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

Many congratulations to Sarah Munro on her recent appointment as Director of Baltic. Sarah will take up her new role in November but we hope that she will still squeeze in joining us at the engage International Conference in Glasgow before she goes!

The booking deadline for conference early bird tickets is Wednesday 2 September which is also the deadline for engage Scotland conference bursary place applications.

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. There’s more information on how to apply below.

Yet another deadline on 2 September is that for nominations for the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2015. The Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts (freelance, salaried or as volunteers) in the UK and internationally. Nominations Deadline: 12pm, Wednesday 2 September 2015. If you have applied before and were unsuccessful please consider applying again, remember you have to be in it to win it!

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.


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Sarah Yearsley
engage Scotland Coordinator

Advocating for the Sector

engage Scotland Coordinator, Sarah Yearsley, is representing gallery educators and the gallery/visual arts education sector through several projects and advisory panels at the moment.

Recent opportunities to advocate for the work of our sector have included:
 - Membership of the GENERATION Curriculum Development Panel
 - Membership of the auditing panel for the social accounts of the GENERATION project – more to follow on this innovative way of measuring the social impact of the work we do in a future bulletin
 - Attending a meeting with colleagues from Creative Scotland and SCAN to discuss the format of the Visual Arts Sector Review, which will take place later in the autumn.

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. 

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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