Engage is recruiting a Coordinator for the 2019 MaxLiteracy Programme
The 2018-19 Extend Leadership Programme is open for applications
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Learning in the gallery
Photo: Workshop with Lawrence Bradby and Georgie Manly as part of Sainsbury Centre Artists’ ProgrammeSainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich Friday 27 April, 10:30am - 4pmFree but booking essential - call 01603 593199 or email scva@uea.ac.ukA series of workshops and talks designed to introduce gallery education practice and provide practical support ... Full story

Save the date: Yorkshire Area Group meeting
Tuesday 27 March, lunch and then afternoon visits to 3pmVenue tbc'If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake’: a conversation about diversity and participation in galleriesOur spring area group meeting will pick up on issues emerging out of the Engage Conference The Whole Picture: Rethinking Diversity over ... Full story

Save the date: Mid Wales Area Group Meeting
Tuesday 20 March 2018, Peak - Art in the Black Mountains, Crickhowell, Powys (time to be confirmed)An opportunity to meet our new Engage Mid Wales Rep, Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager at Peak, and hear about the recent Pete Fowler residency plus programmes in the Mid Wales region. Further information to follow. Full story

Save the date - Mid Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network
Wednesday 21 March 2018, 11am - 2pm, Celf o Gwmpas, Temple Road, Llandridnod WellsMeeting is open to current and new Network members. Further information to follow.  Full story

Save the date: Engage South East Area Group meeting
Wednesday 25 April, 1.00pm - 3:30pmOYAP Trust, Bicester, OxfordshireOur spring area group meeting will focus on youth leadership and youth governance, hosted by OYAP Trust. More details will be released soon.OYAP@StudiO2, Old St Edburg’s School, Cemetery Lane, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 6BBMap Full story

Culture, Community, Creativity - ROTOR Conference
Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) Huddersfield
Friday 16 February 2018
The Culture, Community, Creativity conference is part of the ROTOЯ Transdisciplinary Dialogue and Debate programme of exhibitions and events. It presents a series of vital discussions, featuring speakers from both academia and across the arts and cultural sector, providing a platform for dialogue, debate and networking. With an ... Full details

Learning in the gallery
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
27 April 2018
A series of workshops and talks designed to introduce gallery education practice and provide practical support and guidance for students and recent graduates interested in the field. We will explore approaches and methodologies, and situate the field within historical contexts, in relation to art practice, institutional developments and social and ... Full details

Emotional Learning Workshops: Exploring Difference / Reflections on Gender
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art) and A Space (arts and therapy service)
22 February, 1 & 8 March
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art) and A Space (arts and therapy service) present their latest Emotional Learning Workshop series: Exploring Difference / Reflections on Gender. Open to all with an interest in arts, therapy, self care and emotional learning these hand on workshops use Iniva's engaging 'Emotional Learning Cards' as a starting point to explore complex ... Full details

Queer legacies: Transforming practice in museums and galleries post-2017
Brighton Museum
Wednesday 7 March 2018
A one-day conference exploring the impact of museums’ programming to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality during 2017.  How have the challenges and successes of museum projects over the past year changed ongoing practice in the sector? Have they helped to influence and change the ways in which ... Full details

Resilience, Participation & Engagement: Learning & Sharing Good Practice
British Motor Museum
Wednesday 7 March
This is a free one-day conference focused on the 3-year journey undertaken by the British Motor Museum on their Arts Council England funded Museum Resilience project: 'The Open Road: sustaining Britain's motor heritage'.This is a free event aimed at all those working in the museum and heritage sector both within ... Full details

Creative & Cultural Skills Awards and/or National Conference 2018
The Lowry
Monday 16 April - Tuesday 17 April
Building a Creative Nation: The Future Workforce. Supporting innovation for skills, recruitment and apprenticeships. Our 2018 National Conference will be held on Tuesday 17 April at The Lowry, Salford and our Skills Awards will be held the evening before, Monday 16 April. As promised, we are taking the conference on the road and we’ll ... Full details

Symposium: People, Power and Curating
Turner Contemporary
Friday 27 April 2018
Through talks, discussions, and participant led activities the symposium will focus on both the conditions necessary for collaborative curating, and the reception of programmes curated in this way. What are the challenges for artists, audiences and institutions?In the morning, an introduction to Turner Contemporary’s audience-led approach to exhibition making will ... Full details

Freelance Opportunity: MaxLiteracy 2019 Coordinator
Engage, the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education wishes to appoint a Coordinator for MaxLiteracy 2019 supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. Full description


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