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Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

We support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

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Engage has produced several toolkits which can be downloaded for free and used to inspire and support gallery education practice:


Early Years Toolkit
How Red is Red / Pa mor goch yw coch?

A research programme took place in Wales from 2005-2009 exploring the contribution that galleries and artists can make to the new Foundation Phase curriculum in Wales. Galleries, artists and early years settings in local authorities teamed up to develop projects. This colourful, user-friendly toolkit, entitled 'How Red is Red' outlines the strategies and approaches that have emerged from the programme. 
Read more about the project and download the publication in Welsh or English


Museums and Galleries Month Toolkit

The aim of this toolkits is to stimulate innovative and exciting new visual arts content in museums and heritage sites across the UK. It was produced as part of Museums and Galleries Month 2008 and contains a balance of case studies from museum and gallery curators, educators and artists who have programmed or made contemporary art within a museum or heritage site context. The toolkit also acts as a 'how to' guide for programming and implementing contemporary art projects and activities.
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Envision Toolkit

This toolkit contains case studies from the first phase of the pioneering envision action research programme supporting galleries to develop innovative ways of working together with young people, aged 14-21. A resource section gives useful contacts, guidelines, bibliographies and sources of information; as well as top tips, templates and guidelines.
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Watch This Space Toolkit

This toolkit draws on the expertise of teachers, artists and gallery educators who have participated in the Watch this Space programme. The information focuses on how to set up successful relationships between schools and galleries and includes useful resources, bibliography and templates.
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Making Connections Toolkits

These toolkits were originally produced for engage's Making Connections Professional Development Seminars, for gallery educators at the start of their career.

Making the Case 

Early Years and Families 

Diversity in Projects 

Art and Artists

Working with Schools

Working with Diverse Audiences

Young People

Makers and Making 

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