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
Earlier in September I was lucky enough to be able to take part in the engage International Summer School in Belfast. Alongside a thought provoking series of presentations and workshops one of the highlights was a visit to The MAC, a new gallery and live art venue in the heart of the city. I would certainly recommend a visit; the gallery spaces are beautiful and their public engagement work with diverse communities across the city is innovative and inclusive.
We are looking forward to holding the engage International Conference in Glasgow in November. Don’t miss out on the great Conference Fringe programme, and Conference itself by booking your places now.
A Swiss artist who is coming to the conference has got in touch to ask if any arts organisations or local engage members would be able to host her during the conference. If you can help please contact Sarah Yearsley at email@example.com.
Our colleagues at SCAN have been commissioned by Creative Scotland to undertake the mapping aspect of the Visual Arts Sector Review. Mapping the Visual Arts in Scotland provides an opportunity for those working in the visual arts to make visible the significant and important work that they do. The deadline for completion of the survey (there are two, one for individuals and one for organisations) is 7pm on Monday 19 October 2015. Please make sure that the voice of the visual arts education sector is heard and complete the survey.
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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.