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
We are planning now for our programme from April onwards so please do get in touch if there are any themes or training you would like us to programme. Plans so far include a training day on Working with Communities in partnership with Museums Galleries Scotland to take place in October.
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engage Scotland Coordinator
engage to receive Creative Scotland funding to continue successful Scottish programme
engage is delighted to announce that the organisation will receive £99,962 from Creative Scotland through its Open Project Fund, to deliver a programme of activities for gallery educators and visual arts professionals across Scotland.
engage has been running a programme in Scotland delivered by a Scotland-based Coordinator, since 2001 and has benefitted over the years from funding support from Scottish Arts Council and Creative Scotland. A selection of the many successes and highlights of engage’s programme in Scotland over the past 14 years include:
Partnership working with the Scottish Executive’s National Programme for promoting mental health and well being in 2005, to offer the Gallery Education Awards, celebrating creativity and well-being
- Interpretations, an action research project with partners including Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, DCA, Dundee, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh and the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, looking at audience-led interpretation as a way of improving access to contemporary art
- The Everyone Project – seeking to break down barriers to access to contemporary art for disabled and Deaf people, working with partner galleries in Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Over 40 seminars, events and training opportunities in locations across Scotland, promoting good practice and sharing Scottish gallery and visual arts education practice
- A range of professional development opportunities for Scottish delegates at the engage International Conference, engage International Summer School and as part of the Extend, engage’s UK-wide cross-arts leadership programme
- The Equalities Go & See fund which supported 34 research trips for colleagues from across the arts in Scotland to go and see good practice in promoting equality and diversity through the arts.
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