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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

It was great to meet with lots of our Glasgow-based members as we start to plan the Fringe for the engage International Conference in Glasgow on 19 and 20 November. Put the dates in your diary now!

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

Scotland Venues! Apply now to host the 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist Residency

engage is delighted to announce that applications are now open for venues wishing to host the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist in Residence programme in 2016.

Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist in Residence, worth £15,000. The Award funds a 10-week artist residency and public art commission to be displayed at the host venue or nearby. A further £2,250 will be made available to the host venue to cover expenses.

Applications are invited from both organisations with experience in hosting artist residencies and/or running learning programmes, and those with little experience and for whom this would be a good opportunity to develop work in this area. Click here for further information.

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.
Click to learn more about this good news!

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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