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Engage Trustees

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Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is seeking new trustees to join our established and dedicated Board in November 2019. The Board, which currently has 15 members, meets quarterly.

We are interested in applications from individuals (including practising artists) with knowledge and expertise in visual arts education and gallery education. In particular, we are seeking applications from colleagues based in Wales, Scotland or one of the regions of England (outside of London).

About Engage

Engage is the lead professional association in the field of gallery education, with about 900 members in the UK and abroad. A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, Engage is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and receives funding from Creative Scotland, the Arts Council of Wales and from a number of trusts and foundations.

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

Vision
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.

  • Values
  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Inclusiveness

Engage currently works across four main strands:

  • Advocacy – making the case to stakeholders and funders for the role of gallery education and the resources needed to deliver it;
  • Dissemination – sharing gallery education practice with and beyond the visual arts and education sectors in the UK and internationally;
  • Professional development – support for gallery education professionals and for colleagues in related areas at all levels of experience;
  • Research and activities – supporting the development of innovative gallery education practice through work with galleries and visual arts venues across the UK and internationally.

The roles and responsibilities of the Engage Board

The role of the Engage Board is to:

  • Ensure Engage functions within the legal and financial requirements of a company and charitable organisation;
  • Be responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Engage;
  • Determine policy;
  • Agree on the annual budget and decide on any major resource issues;
  • Approve the annual accounts;
  • Appoint senior staff;
  • Carry out the appraisal of senior staff;
  • Monitor performance against agreed objectives and targets;
  • Represent and promote Engage externally;
  • Assist in fundraising from the public and private sectors;
  • Observe the Memorandum and Articles of Association (Engage’s regulatory governing documents).

The Board includes members with special responsibilities and roles, the key roles being Chair, Vice-chairs, and Treasurer.

Trustee Role Description

The statutory duties of each Engage trustee are to:

  • Ensure that Engage complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations;
  • Ensure that Engage pursues its objects as defined in its governing document;
  • Ensure that Engage applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives;
  • Contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets;
  • Safeguard Engage’s good name and values;
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of Engage;
  • Ensure the financial stability of Engage;
  • Protect and manage the property of Engage and ensure the proper investment of its funds;
  • Appoint the Director and monitor their performance.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board reach sound decisions.

This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers;
  • Leading discussions affecting Engage and the sector;
  • Focusing on key issues;
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives;
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Trustee Specification

  • A commitment to Engage and its work;
  • Willingness to devote time and expertise;
  • Experience of developing a strategic vision;
  • Good, independent judgement;
  • The ability to think creatively and share ideas;
  • Willingness to speak their mind;
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship;
  • The ability to respect confidences;
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for Engage;
  • Adherence to the Nolan Committee’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated however travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.

Terms of Appointment

Engage Trustees are appointed for a three-year period. A maximum of two terms of three years can be served. 

This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated. However, travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.
 

Deadline: 
08/16/2019
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Call for nominations: Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2019

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Do you know someone doing excellent and inspirational work in gallery or visual art education and learning?

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce that nominations are open for the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2019. The Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts (freelance, salaried or as volunteers) in the UK and internationally, grant winners £500 to spend on their professional development.

This year Engage and the Marsh Christian Trust are launching a new annual Award to celebrate the lifetime achievement of a colleague who is working, or who has worked in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations in the UK. The winner will receive £500 to spend as they would like.

Nominations Deadline: Monday 9 September 2019, 10:00 am

 

About the Awards

Awards of £500 each will be offered to five individuals in the UK and one international individual, working in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations, who have shown dedication or innovation in their work.

The new annual lifetime achievement award will be offered to one individual in the UK who is working, or who has worked in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations. All the Awards will be announced at the Engage International Conference in Newcastle Gateshead, 5–6 November 2019.

With the exception of the lifetime achievement Award, winners should use the Award to support their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and each will be asked to complete a short feedback form by March 2020. The winner of the lifetime achievement Award may choose to use the Award for whatever they wish, which could include supporting their CPD if this is relevant.

Since 2011, the Awards have successfully enabled winners to develop their arts education practice through funding attendance of courses and conferences, the joining of professional associations, visiting of good practice in the UK and abroad, funding of research, and by inspiring personal and professional confidence through the recognition of their work.

 

Who can be nominated for the Awards?

Nominations are encouraged for colleagues at all stages of their careers, working freelance, in salaried positions or as volunteers. Engage welcomes nominations for those working with organisations of all sizes. Nominations for non-members of Engage are also invited. Nominators should be a colleague or a representative of an organisation who has worked with the nominee.

If you made a nomination in previous years, please feel free to do so again as we would be pleased to consider your nomination in 2019. Engage wishes to thank colleagues for the high standard of applications received in the past eight years.

 

Who can be nominated for the lifetime achievement Award?

Nominations are encouraged for colleagues who have worked for a considerable time in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations in the UK. Engage welcomes nominations for colleagues who are still working and those who have stopped working. Engage welcomes nominations for those who have worked or are working with organisations of all sizes. Nominees may be or have been working freelance, in salaried positions or as volunteers. Nominations for non-members of Engage are also encouraged. Nominators should be a current or ex-colleague or a representative of an organisation who has worked with the nominee.

 

Judging criteria and process

Nominations should demonstrate how nominees have exceeded the expectations of their role, or previous role, by showing dedication or innovation in their work.

Judging will take place and winners informed in September. A panel of experts in gallery education along with representatives from the Marsh Christian Trust and Engage will select the winners. The Awards will be presented during the Engage International Conference in Newcastle Gateshead, 5–6 November 2019. The Award ceremony will include a description of the winners’ education work and achievements, and winners will be invited to submit a short video about their work to screen. For the lifetime achievement Award, Engage can offer to help with the film or visual presentation. UK winners will be offered travel expenses (up to £165) to attend the Awards event, dinner and a complimentary day place to attend Conference on the day of the ceremony or the following day. The international winner will be offered travel expenses (up to £425) to attend the Awards event, dinner and a complimentary day place to attend Conference on the day of the ceremony or the following day.

If you have any queries please contact Louise Rutledge, Communications Officer, Engage: communications@engage.org / 020 7729 5858.

Engage is committed to equality of access. Should you need nomination details in another format please contact Engage on 020 7729 5858 / info@engage.org

 

About the Marsh Awards

The Marsh Christian Trust was founded in 1981 as a grant-making body. The trust runs an Awards scheme of some 80 Awards run in partnership with organisations across the fields of the Arts, Heritage, Social Welfare and Conservation. The trust works in partnership with organisations, such as Engage, to identify the best candidates and deliver these Awards. The Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education were launched in 2011 as an annual award to recognise those working in Gallery Education who have shown dedication or innovation in their work. 

 

About Engage

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.

Engage is an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation, receives Open Project National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland and project funding from the Arts Council of Wales.

Membership starts at just £36 per annum or £3.25 per month. Find out more at https://engage.org/membership/

Deadline: 
09/09/2019

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Scholarships Available for Dancewave's Arts Educator Training

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Supported this year by the National Endowment for the Arts, Dancewave's unique training opportunity is applicable to recent graduates, educators, and professionals seeking innovative techniques for working with youth.

Using Dancewave's unique Culture Model as a platform, participants learn how to:

  • Support Students' Individuality and Ownership of Learning
  • Cultivate Leadership, Artistic Expression, and Wellness
  • Facilitate Effective/Affirmative Feedback
  • Integrate Restorative Practices
  • Measure Success through SEL Metrics

Strategies for Young Artist Citizens - Arts Educator Training Workshop
2-day Workshop: August 27 & 28, 2019 | 9:00am-4:00pm 
Held at the New Dancewave Center - 182 4th Ave in Gowanus, Brooklyn
Subsidized Registration Fee: $275 
(Includes breakfast and lunch, workshops, master classes, and training materials)

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
With funding this year from the National Endowment for the Arts, Dancewave will offer 4 full scholarships to select candidates:

  • 2 Department of Education Employees
  • 1 Newly Graduated Arts Education Student
  • 1 Innovative Youth Educator Candidate
Deadline: 
07/05/2019

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DCAD hosts visit from Hong Kong business delegation

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Delaware College of Art and Design and community partner NextFab recently co-hosted a visit from representatives of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York.

HKETONY director Joanne Chu and deputy director Erica Lam met with DCAD President Jean Dahlgren, Dean Katy Ro, admissions director Jane B. Campbell, assistant admissions director Randle Reed and other administrators at the 600 N. Market St. campus building. Chu and Lam learned about the College’s programs, study body and community partnerships. They also discussed the state’s creative industries and DCAD’s role within those industries.

During the session, Chu noted that an institution to which students frequently apply for transfer after completing their associate of fine arts degrees at DCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. – had opened a Hong Kong campus in 2010. Today, SCAD Hong Kong offers 14 programs of study.

The group then traveled via the DCAD van, which is wrapped in a student-designed collage of student artwork, to the NextFab location on Tatnall Street. DCAD has partnered with NextFab since 2017 to enable students to learn and create using the facility’s state-of-the-industry equipment, instruction and dedicated DCAD classroom space. First-year students in all majors, who are required to take DCAD’s “Three-Dimensional Design” foundation course, and second-year fine arts majors studying sculpture are among those benefiting from the innovative, high-tech art and design environment of NextFab.

While at the makerspace, the group met with marketing/sales director Eric Kaplan and discussed NextFab’s role in the DCAD curriculum. Participants also toured the facility and learned about the site’s broader place within Wilmington’s Creative District and business environment.

HKETONY’s stops at DCAD and NextFab occurred in conjunction with Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States Eddie Mak’s first duty visit to the First State. His trip included a call on Gov. John Carney and Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. It also included meetings with other key Delaware leaders and organizations. All of the activities were intended to explore potential collaborations between entities in Delaware and Hong Kong.

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Call for applications: Conference Programmer

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Engage international conference 2019, Newcastle and Gateshead
A cultural entitlement for children and young people

Freelance, May - December 2019
Based in own office, some visits to London, Newcastle and Gateshead required
Fee: £5,000 (inclusive of VAT), plus expenses

Application deadline: 10am, Friday 3 May 2019

Engage wishes to commission a Conference Programmer to develop the concept for the Engage international conference 2019, and to programme this important annual event.

The Programmer will work closely with the Engage Director, Engage staff and members in the North East in developing their ideas for the conference, and will have agreed the main shape of the programme and the majority of contributors by late June 2019. Engage staff will work with the Programmer on the practical planning of the event; dealing with logistics, including liaising with contributors, and bookings of venues, catering, transport, etc.

This is an opportunity to play a key role alongside an enthusiastic team in a national visual arts education organisation, programming a major annual event, which brings together c.180 arts and education professionals from the United Kingdom and overseas.

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education, with over 870 members in the UK and internationally across c.270 visual arts organisations. 
 

Deadline: 
05/03/2019
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SNEHTA SCULPTURE SCHOOL – The Readymade in Sculpture by Nana Sachini

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ARTISTS CAN NOW APPLY FOR OUR 2018-2019 PROGRAMME

Alongside its residency programme Snehta inaugurates SCULPTURE SCHOOL – offering professional mentoring and technical knowledge to emerging artists who want to excel in sculptural practice.

Each Unit runs under the wings of an established Athens based artist who proposes a specific sculptural theme.

 

“The Readymade in Sculpture” – invited artist: Nana Sachini 14/01/2019 – 04/03/2019 (2 months).

Students cultivate their own methodology in using and collecting different kinds of materials and objects by examining thoroughly the approach of other artists and through working on personal projects. The course includes exercises which examine the use of materials and tools through a broader conceptual spectrum employing the ‘readymade’ and stressing its particular important role in contemporary art. The lessons consist of individual exercises – tasks and also programmed visits to exhibitions and places of special artistic interest.

 

The programme includes.

Shared studio open access for the duration of two months (Snehta Satellite)

•Four-hour weekly meetings with the programme facilitator

•Scheduled meetings with the invited artist

•Access to a wood workshop & casting facilities

•Participation in a group show at Snehta residency

•Conjoined events with international art residents

•Certificate of attendance

the courses are taught in Greek with the possibility of parallel translation in English.

APPLY HERE: https://www.snehtaresidency.org/education

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