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Our events and training programme in Scotland for 2014 continues on 23 April with a FREE discussion seminar at Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh - Work of mutual interest: Galleries and artists engaging with audiences through offsite projects. We’re looking forward to hearing from colleagues from Collective, National Galleries and artist Anthony Schrag amongst others. More information follows below.

If you missed our seminar delivered in partnership with ARTIST ROOMS – Gallery Education, Developing Digital Resources, have a look at Nicola Osbourne’s excellent blog - click here.

Look out too for news of engage events south of the border with the engage International Conference in Leeds in November, and the soon-to-be-announced engage International Summer School 2014. We will be offering four bursary places at the Leeds conference for Scottish delegates so keep an eye on our emails and newsletters for more details on how to apply once booking opens.

Don’t forget to like engage Scotland on Facebook and follow @engagescotland on Twitter.

Sarah Yearsley
engage Scotland Coordinator

Book now - Work of mutual interest: Galleries and artists engaging with audiences

Scottish National Portrait Gallery,
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD 
Wednesday 23rd April 2014,         
10.30am - 4pm

This discussion seminar offers an opportunity to hear about recent projects where galleries have worked with artists to engage with people through off-site programmes.

Looking at why and how projects have developed from both the galleries’ and artists’ points of view, projects and presentations will include:
- Collective, All Sided Games
- National Galleries Scotland, The Nation//Live
- Tramway, Albert Drive

During the afternoon we will hear from artists and filmmakers including:
- Anthony Schrag
- Arpita Shah
- Daniel Warren
- Kevin Reid
- Martin O’ Connor

We will discuss how galleries and artists collaborate with each other and audiences during off-site projects and where the power lies within these relationships.

The seminar comes towards the end of The Nation//Live exhibition at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and part way through Collective’s All Sided Games project.

The seminar will be of interest to people working in the visual arts, galleries and museums, in the fields of education, learning and participation and to artists working in participatory settings. Click here for further details.

This is a free event but booking is essential. Please download and complete a booking form and return to: engage, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Email: info@engage.org Fax: +44 (0)20 7739 3688

Register now for Children's Art Week 2014!

engage is delighted to announce that Children’s Art Week will take place this summer, from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 June 2014.

This year events will take place across the UK in galleries, arts centres, museums, libraries, schools, and community and youth centres. Organisers will receive support from engage to devise, run and publicise their events, and are encouraged to invite artists to take part. Those interested in organising an event as part ofChildren’s Art Week will be able to register their event on the engage website until Monday 19 May 2014 by clicking here.

The first 40 events to register will be eligible for a grant of £50 to support their event. All participating venues will receive guidelines, Children’s Art Week stickers and logos, and will be asked to brand their event. Events will be listed on the engage website and engage will also ask Time Out and Culture24 to list events. Participating venues will also be offered support in securing publicity from a PR Consultant appointed by engage.

Subject to funding, engage plan to tour a selected exhibition bringing together examples of high-quality children and young people’s artwork from 2015-16. This will be shown in ten venues across the UK. An invitation to submit material for the exhibition will be announced in July 2014 (on confirmation of funding for the exhibition). Participants in Children’s Art Week 2014 will be encouraged to submit work created by children and young people for the exhibition.

Apply to host ARMA 2015 Artist in Residence

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 2015.

Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the 2015 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist in Residence, worth £15,000. The Award funds a 10-week artist/s residency and public art commission to be displayed within the host venue or nearby. A further £2,000 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 for whom this would be a good opportunity to develop work in this area. Please click here for further information.

Applications are now open for the engage International Summer School 2014 in Cornwall

Ethics & Gallery Education: How do ethical issues impact on learning and education in galleries and museums and on artists’ working with participants?

engage International Summer School 2014
8-10 July 2014, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Application deadline: 10am Wednesday 7 May 2014

engage is delighted to open application for Summer School 2014 
The engage International Summer School welcomes experienced educators, visual artists, curators and academics - working in the field of gallery and museum education and engaged visual art practice - to review and develop their practice during a three-day residential course.

This peer-led professional development event represents an opportunity for mid-career or senior colleagues to work together to:
- Reflect on aspects of current practice in gallery and museum education
- Review current research and political agendas
- Learn about international contexts for gallery and museum education
- Network with UK and international colleagues
- Consider the role of artists working with participants

This year's engage Summer School will be hosted by Falmouth University in Cornwall from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 JulyPlease click here for further details.

2014 engage annual International Conference to take place in Leeds

engage International Conference 2014
Leeds, Early 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 in early 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.

ARTIST ROOMS Seminar - Gallery Education: Developing Digital Resources

Gallery Education: Developing Digital Resources

Tuesday 25 March 2014, 10am – 4.30pm
The Studio, Modern One, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road, Edinburgh

Gallery Education: Developing Digital Resources was the second event organised by ARTIST ROOMS and engage looking at how digital technologies and platforms are being used within gallery education. The seminar was also supported by the ARTIST ROOMS Research Partnership and GENERATION. 

The event was live-blogged by Nicola Osborne, click here to visit Nicola's blog.

Click here for further information.

engage Scotland Training Seminar: Engaging hard to reach and vulnerable young people

Engaging hard to reach and vulnerable young people
Tuesday 11th February 2014                        
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

This training seminar was designed to support participants in their work with young people, particularly those who may be hard to reach or vulnerable. Details and documentation of the seminar have now been uploaded, please click here to learn more.

Go & See funding

This funding opportunity, supported by Creative Scotland, supported individuals working in creative organisations across the arts in Scotland to go and see good practice in delivering equality and diversity in the arts elsewhere.

The final Go & See application deadline was in October 2013 and we are currently reviewing the programme so no further funding is available at present. Please check back for updates on Go & See.

To find out more about Go + See and to read research reports written by previous successful applicants please click here. 
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