COVID-19 update

In response to the latest government guidance relating to COVID-19 (or Coronavirus), and in order to priorities the health and wellbeing of our members, audiences and staff, Engage has made the following changes to our operations.  

Engage will continue to advocate for the gallery and visual arts education sector across the UK and internationally. We will support Engage Scotland, Engage Cymru, Engage Area Groups and our members, increasing our digital presence to share Engage and our members’ practice over the coming months. 

Operations and communications 

Our central office team are working remotely and our central office phone line is currently closed. Please contact staff via email or by phone. Staff contact details can be found here.

We will continue to update our social media channels (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) and encourage you to contact us via these with questions, comments, or to reach out to colleagues in the sector. 

Freelance and individual offers

To further support visual arts and gallery educators during this time, Engage is offering all new freelance and early career members 2 years of Engage membership for the price of 1. Offer ends 1 June 2020. Find out more about becoming an Engage Member here.

Individuals and freelancers can also enjoy free access to the latest issue of the Engage Journal, Engage 44: Biennales and beyond, until 31 July 2020. To take advantage of this offer, register here.


All upcoming Engage events have been postponed or cancelled, including upcoming Area Group meetings. If you have made a booking to attend an Engage event, you will have now received an email with further details. Please contact with any outstanding event queries.

We will continue to assess the situation in relation to our other events and will update you in due course.  


We will process all purchases and renewals via our website and provide a digital confirmation of membership. However, we are unable to process phone payments, send out a welcome pack or membership card at this time.  

If you are using our DBS service (Disclosure and Baring Service), please visit the People Dancing website to see the latest status of the service before commencing an application.

Information and resources  

For the latest advice and information, please visit the official government and health sector websites

For advice relating to the arts and cultural sectors, please see COVID-19: Information and resources (published by Engage).

This page was last updated 20 April 2020