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 Commonwealth Games are in full swing with lots of engage members in Glasgow involved in delivering an eclectic and exciting range of cultural events alongside the sporting endeavours - click here for further information.
Not forgetting GENERATION of course, click here for listings and really good information about the artists whose work is being shown in venues around the country.
I am taking the opportunity to go and see some GENERATION exhibitions in the north of Scotland and Orkney and will be visiting Inverness, Thurso, Helmsdale and Stromness – more to follow on that trip next month.
I am also looking forward to representing engage Scotland members at the National Museum of Scotland’s Un Conference in August on working with young adults.
In the pipeline we are planning a networking meeting in collaboration with ARTIST ROOMS for late September, pulling together our Open Project Funding application to Creative Scotland for our programme after April 2015 and planning training seminars for later this year and early 2015.
Get your early bird bookings in for the engage International Conference in Leeds in November – there’s more information here along with details of how to apply for an engage Scotland bursary place.
Don’t forget to like engage Scotland on Facebook and follow @engagescotland on Twitter.
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.
engage Scotland Coordinator
engage International Conference 2014 - now open for bookings
Innovation & Gallery Education
Venues across Leeds 10 & 11 November 2014
Fringe events across Yorkshire 10, 11 & 12 November
The 2014 engage International Conference will explore the broad and inspiring theme of innovation in the context of education and learning in galleries, museums and the visual arts.
The programme will consider gallery education, examining where practice has been innovative in the past, in the present, and how it can continue to innovate in the future. There will be a focus on the potential of digital technologies to encourage new ways of engaging with art and ideas, and discussion about the importance of innovation, provocation and disruption in learning and education across different art forms.
Delegates will hear key opinionmakers and researchers’ views on what the sector can expect in the near future. In engage’s 25th anniversary year, delegates and speakers will create a manifesto of the moment – a snapshot of current practice and ideas for the innovative future of gallery education. Some of the most exciting thinkers and doers from within the sector and beyond will share their ideas and experiences and get everyone talking. Sessions will explore:
• Innovation & collaboration: The value of working together to imagine new ways of enabling
• Innovation & the digital age: Ways in which social media, mobile and digital technologies continue to influence our experiences, and why arts organisations need to be part of this change.
• Innovation & gallery education: A lively discussion investigating why some of the best gallery education is disruptive and innovative.
Engaging breakout sessions hosted by venues across the city will introduce delegates to new tools and skills, such as intriguing apps for galleries, gif animation, fresh approaches to evaluation, and designing diagrams to communicate stories of innovation.
The conference is now open for bookings, please visit www.engage.org/conference2014 to download a booking form.