Welcome to Sharing Practice

With c.800 members in the UK and around the world, the Engage team is lucky to be in regular contact with colleagues working in gallery and visual arts education who are leading the way with fascinating and diverse practice in a great variety of areas.

In order to share this learning with the wider sector, and promote our members’ work, we have invited members to present examples of their practice that fit within the following themes, and will be publishing them here over the following months. Further themes will be added throughout the year.


Call for submissions for Sharing Practice 2019

Would you like to share your experiences of a project with fellow members, and add to our growing bank of practice case studies?

We’re looking for Sharing Practice submissions for the coming months under the following headings:

Activism in the Gallery — April/May

To tie in with the next issue of the Engage Journal, which will focus on Ethics and Activism, we’d like to hear your accounts of activism in your organisation, however big or small.

Human Impact — June

How are arts education programmes responding to and exploring the impact of humans on the environment?

Working together (revisiting SEN and Disabilities) — July

Following on from our June 2018 Sharing Practice theme SEN and Disabilities, how are disability-led education projects and/or arts education programmes integrating activities and programs for both non-disabled and disabled audiences.

Sculpture at large — August

In response to the inaugural Yorkshire Sculpture International festival of Sculpture (June – September 2019), Engage is calling for case studies that focus on arts education and sculpture, whether it be indoors or outdoors, big on small.

Cultural identity and change — September

How are arts education programme exploring issues of cultural identity in 2019? Contributions could reflect on programmes that have responded to the current challenging political context in the UK, the dialogue around Europe and identity prompted by Brexit, or instances of racial and religious intolerance in the U.K. and internationally.

If you’re interested in submitting a case study on any of the above themes, or to a topic we’ve covered previously please get in touch!

Email Louise at communications@engage.org with an outline of your ideas.