Our work

As the UK’s most effective support and advocacy organisation for engagement and participation in the visual arts, we support and work with our members to promote inclusive access to the visual arts for the benefit of broad and diverse audiences.

We achieve this through:

Training the workforce

Our training and events disseminate the latest sector research and policy, providing affordable opportunities for colleagues to develop inclusive and relevant practice.

Diversifying the workforce

The cross-arts Extend leadership programme supports progression for engagement and participation colleagues who are currently underrepresented.

Initiatives across the UK developed with key partners create accessible careers pathways for those experiencing barriers to progression.

Profiling members’ practice

We use our platform to share members work and case studies through our events, website and social channels such as Sharing Space, the Engage Journal, toolkits, briefing notes and research findings.

Supporting an active and engaged network

Engage enables members to share ideas, experience and resources online and in person, to receive support and advice on practical and professional issues and stay up-to-date with sector news and opportunities.

Leading sector advocacy

Engage’s research programmes provide valuable evidence for advocacy, broaden visual arts engagement practice, and inspire professionals to gain support and funding for their own projects

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