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Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist Commission 2020 to be hosted by The Tetley, Leeds

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Engage and the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award are delighted to announce that the 2020 Artist Commission will be hosted by The Tetley, Leeds.

The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. The annual award, worth £15,000, funds an artist or artists to conceive and deliver a project which engages children and young people. The Award in 2020 focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, has been working with ARMA on the programme since 2012.

In 2018 the Award was hosted by The Turnpike, Leigh. Artist Lindsey Mendick worked with local young people and invited contemporary artists to form The Turnpike Pottery: an artists’ collaborative working in clay. The project culminated in an exhibition held at The Turnpike in September 2018.

In 2016, Alison Carlier’s commission entitled ‘Flourish’ was unveiled at Aspex, Portsmouth and commemorated the gallery’s ten years in the historic Vulcan Building. In 2015, the commission by Anne Harild, entitled ‘We Approach’, was unveiled at Bluecoat, Liverpool. In 2014 New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester worked with Maria Zahle on ‘Sails and Dogs’, a residency and commission that explored physical play, while Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s research into Middlesbrough’s industrial past resulted in the launch of ‘HA[SOFT]RD’ at mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in 2013.

The successful artist(s) will work with The Tetley and a partner organisation between May and September to deliver a participatory project with young people. As an outcome of the project, the artist will realise an exhibition, performance or other form of public engagement in the Shirley Cooper Gallery, one of the main gallery spaces at The Tetley in summer 2020.

Helen Watson, Director (maternity cover) of The Tetley, said: “The Tetley are thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award. The Artist Commission comes at a pivotal time for The Tetley as it places children and young people at the forefront of its participation programme. The Commission will be co-produced, bringing together children and young people with a contemporary artist to create an exhibition driven by their interests, whilst responding to relevant issues surrounding Mental Health.”       

Veronica Reinhardt, Trustee of the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust, said: “ARMA are delighted to be working with The Tetley to offer a unique opportunity to vulnerable young people. With the support of a contemporary artist/s they will be exploring their thoughts and ideas on mental health through art. At the end of the project, they will then be able to share their work with a larger audience in a major exhibition at the gallery. ARMA hopes the project will continue to demonstrate how small projects can have profound effects on all participants, particularly when curatorial and education departments work closely together.”

Jane Sillis, Director of Engage, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Tetley on ARMA 2020, which focuses next year on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Tetley’s proposal supports young people to engage with an artist and their work and will shine a light on The Tetley’s excellent participation and education programmes. Engage is privileged to have been working with the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust on the delivery of ARMA since 2012.

Deadline: 
11/11/2019
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Join the Engage Scotland Development Group

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The Engage Scotland Development Group (ESDG) operates as a voluntary steering group for the work of Engage in Scotland, influencing programming, supporting the Engage Scotland Coordinator’s role, representing the organisation and offering their experience and skills. 

Traditionally the ESDG has operated with three Area Reps who cover the very broad geographical areas of Glasgow and the West, Edinburgh and the East, and the Highlands and Islands. Area Reps are also members of the Engage Council. In addition to Area Reps the group has up to four voluntary or co-opted members. 

We currently have a vacancy for an Area Rep for Highlands and Islands/member of Engage Council.

This is an opportunity for an experienced visual arts/gallery education professional to be part of a lively group working to raise the profile of gallery education and visual arts Engagement in Scotland.

Current and previous members of the Development Group have enjoyed opportunities to further their own continuing professional development through helping to shape Engage Scotland projects such as the Celebrate ART project and advise on programming of training events and conferences, including this year’s Engage International Conference in Newcastle in November 2019. Group members value the opportunity to visit other gallery venues and to network and share with colleagues within the ESDG.

All travel expenses for attending meetings, including Council meetings in England, are met. We welcome applications from colleagues working in visual arts organisations/galleries and from freelancers and will be able to pay travel expenses and a small fee for freelancers to attend meetings. You are welcome to attend a meeting before deciding to join the group.

As an Area Rep for Engage you will:

  • Attend four ESDG meetings a year — these are usually half-day meetings, often in Edinburgh and Glasgow, occasionally further afield.
  • Provide support for the Engage Scotland Coordinator — usually through regular phone and email contact.
  • Represent Engage and help with the planning of events.
  • Comment and respond to papers as required.
  • Attend Engage Council meetings which take place three times a year, usually in England. These meetings are an opportunity to discuss the organisation’s policies and programmes, as well as hear speakers on agreed topics that are relevant to the sector and gallery education practice.

The benefits of being an Area Rep include:

  • An opportunity to input into the work of Engage
  • Being part of a network of peers involved in gallery education in the UK
  • Attending conferences and events for Engage

The benefits of becoming a Council member include:

  • 20% discount on conferences and training seminars in the UK organised by Engage centrally
  • The opportunity to input into national gallery education policy and strategy
  • Being part of a network of key people involved in gallery education in the UK
  • Advice and guidance on accessing key organisations in the UK and other countries
  • The chance to network with colleagues and form partnerships locally and nationally

Current members of ESDG are:

Area Reps

  • Tracy Morgan, Community Engagement Manager, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh — (Area Rep for Edinburgh and the East)
  • Holly Rumble, Freelance, (Area Rep for Glasgow and the West)

Voluntary Members

  • Lee McCulley, Adult Learning Officer, National Museum of Scotland
  • Janie Nicoll, Freelance artist/arts educator, member of Engage Board
  • Beki Pope, Freelance Consultant
  • Kirin Saeed, Freelance Equalities Consultant

Selection Process

Applications will be subject to the approval of the ESDG and the Engage Board. We aim to create a balanced group reflecting the membership of Engage in Scotland and a diverse mix of skills and experience.

About Engage and Engage Scotland

Engage Scotland is part of Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education,  promoting access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts in the UK and internationally.

Engage Scotland represents the Scottish body of Engage members, responding to training and networking needs within gallery education with a Scottish focus. Engage’s programme in Scotland is developed and managed by a Scotland–based coordinator.

We work in partnership with other organisations in the visual arts sector to enable us to share good practice and learning in gallery/visual arts education more widely.

Engage Scotland’s programme is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Engage is the lead professional association promoting understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through advocacy, professional development, research and projects and disseminating practice.

Engage has a membership of around 900, including c.270 galleries, museums and arts centres across the UK and in 24 countries internationally. Engage is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, has received Open Project funding from Creative Scotland for its programme 2018-20 in Scotland and receives project funding from the Arts Council of Wales.

Engage provides a platform for education professionals working within galleries, museums, heritage venues, schools and other community venues, to meet and connect through Area Group meetings, Engage events and the Engage website.

Deadline: 
09/30/2019

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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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KPC Workshop! *Performing Artists, Ages 15-19*

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Katharine Pettit Creative - KPC offers a week long workshop focused on building character, technique and drive in performing artists between the ages of 15 to 19 years of age.

***Some dance experience required: All class levels will range from Advanced Beginner to Intermediate/Advanced***

Monday July 22nd through Saturday July 27th classes will be from NOON to 4PM, including musical theatre movement, jazz, modern and acrobatic dance classes.

Each student will learn several pieces from KPC repertoire to be shared in the end of the workshop showing, Saturday July 27th at 4:30PM, friends and family invited.

Deadline: 
07/15/2019
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