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
Lots of engage Scotland members are busy working with young people on some great GENERATION projects. Visit the GENERATION website http://generationartscotland.org/ for listings and really good information about the artists whose work is being shown in venues around the country. I have joined the GENERATION curriculum sub-group and we have already had useful discussions about how the visual arts can engage more meaningfully with schools and the Curriculum for Excellence.
We are talking a small break in our events and training programme over the summer while lots of gallery educators will be busy working on GENERATION projects. The programme will start again in September with a focus group event with ARTIST ROOMS looking at gallery education and learning resources.
As well as delivering GENERATION projects we know that many of you will be contributing to Creative Scotland Regular Funding applications. If you need useful back up data on the impact on people of engaging with contemporary art then the engage website has a huge range of research, resources and information.
We are very pleased to see that Creative Scotland will be undertaking a Visual Arts Sector Review in Quarter 2 of 2014/15 and are looking forward to representing the visual arts and gallery education sector.
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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
2014 engage annual International Conference to take place in Leeds
engage International Conference 2014
Leeds, 10 & 11 November
The annual engage International Conference brings together gallery and museum educators, artists, teachers, academics, directors, curators and all those involved in learning and the visual arts from the UK and abroad.
The Conference, which will take place in Leeds on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 November, will consider the innovative nature of gallery education; how innovation can influence future gallery education practice, and in particular how digital technologies and platforms can be used for innovation within gallery education.
The programme will hold a strong focus on education and participatory practice in the visual arts. Delegates will hear from local, national and international speakers about projects and research; get involved in participatory or discursive breakout sessions; present and share practice; network and catch up with colleagues. The Conference will provide an opportunity to examine and discuss the challenges visual arts education faces, look at new opportunities and thinking, and propose ways forward. Please click here for further details.