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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 January Update

Happy New Year!

We already have some great plans for 2016 and several inspirational professional development opportunities which are open for bookings/applications now. Read on for more information on our two skills development events in March and for details on how to apply for engage’s Extend Leadership Development programme. As in previous years, Creative Scotland are funding four places for individuals resident and working in Scotland in the creative arts.

There are lots of other great professional development opportunities and conferences happening this year, we’ve listed a selection below.

I’m looking forward to hearing more about the findings of Creative Scotland’s Visual Arts Sector Review at the Open Session in Glasgow in early February and will feed back on any points of particular interest to those of us working in learning and engagement.

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Sarah Yearsley
engage Scotland Coordinator

New events planned for 2016

engage Scotland offers a range of events including conferences, training and networking events. We have two events coming up in March 2016, which are now both fully booked!

How to become a confident communicator in visual art
Thursday 10 March 2016, 2 – 4.30pm (refreshments available from 1.30pm)
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern One, Belford Road, Edinburgh


This afternoon session will develop the skills and confidence of those attending in engaging audiences with visual art. The session is aimed particularly at freelance artists who are interested in delivering workshops in venues exhibiting contemporary visual art and at early career gallery educators.

The session could also act as a refresher/skills update/networking opportunity for those who are more established in their careers working in the visual arts/gallery education sector.

Click here for further information about the programme.

Measuring Social Impact
Delivered in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy
Wednesday 23 March 2016
CCA, Glasgow


This one-day workshop provides an overview of two main frameworks for measuring social impact allowing you to identify an approach most suitable for your organisation and its work. It will be of interest to people working in the visual arts, galleries and museums, particularly in the fields of education, learning and participation and visitor studies.

It is provided so that you can learn more about social impact and how to demonstrate the impact of the work your organisation does.

Click here for further information about the programme

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.

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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