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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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We bring the visual arts to thousands of people each year who might otherwise not have the opportunity to make or enjoy art.
Your support for Engage will enable us to continue and extend our work, reaching a greater number of people, developing new audiences for the future and strengthening the visual arts sector.
If your organisation or company is interested in funding a project please contact Jane Sillis, Director, on 020 7729 5858 or jane.sillis@engage.org.
Donating to Engage
Like many other arts organisations, we depend on individual givers to make our work possible.
Engage's current list of individual supporters includes:
Sandy Nairne, Chair, Clore Leadership Programme
David Carrington, Consultant
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton
Your support will help us to run projects like Visual Roots, an initiative supporting accredited volunteer placements for vulnerable and hard to reach young people in visual arts venues. In 2008-9 four galleries offered eight vulnerable young people placements, in 2009-10 a further 12 young people undertook placements in six galleries. 
"I feel privileged because of the number of art forms that have opened up to me. I learned that I can express my views through art and that there are lots of things young people can do in the arts. It helped me to learn to be more focused and think about what I want to do in the future."
- Carl, Visual Roots Volunteer, John Hansard Gallery
In 2008-9 Carl spent six months on a placement at the gallery, which works with Wessex Youth Offending Team. In 2009 he received a Gold Arts Award for his work, and since his moderation, has worked for Arts Council England South East. He went on to study an Art Foundation course.
Your support, at any level, will allow individuals or groups to directly engage with the visual arts.
  • £2,250 would pay for a 6-month accredited volunteer placement for a hard-to-reach young person in a visual arts venue as part of Reach the Heights
  • £200 would pay for a half-day Area Group meeting disseminating best practice from the Everyone programme (2010-12) to gallery staff in working with disabled and deaf people
  • £150 would pay for an artist to lead a half-day session for Primary or secondary school children as part of Children's Art Week
  • £20 would buy materials for a workshop for primary school children in a gallery as part of Children's Art Week.
We can accept donations via cheque, credit card or Paypal.
Donations by cheque
Cheques should be made payable to engage and sent to:
Engage, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.
Donations by credit card
Engage accepts all major credit and debit cards (except American Express). Payments can be made using PayPal or by telephone on 020 7729 5858.
Donations via Paypal
As a recognised and secure means of taking payments online, we currently accept donations through Paypal. You can make a regular monthly donation to engage or a single "one-off" donation.
Please click here to make a donation via Paypal. 
Gift Aid
If you are a UK tax payer, please also take the time to complete a Gift Aid declaration form; the government then adds an additional 28% for each donation. Donors who paid higher rate of tax, can claim higher rate relief on the payments by entering the donations in the gift aid box on their self assessment tax return. Donors who receive a form P810 can use this to declare their gift aid payment.
Please download the Gift Aid form and send it to:
Engage, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.
Thank you.
Visual Roots
Visual Roots participants at the Photographers' Gallery
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