Continuing Professional Development residential course for experienced colleagues working in the arts, learning and education
Artists & Education: The distinctive role of artists in arts education and participatory
Summer School 2015
Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10
optional day trip to Derry/Londonderry, Fri 11 September]
Application deadline: 10am, Thursday 14 May 2015
engage is delighted to open applications
for Summer School 2015
The engage International Summer School welcomes experienced educators,
visual artists, curators and academics – working in the field of gallery and
museum education and engaged visual art practice from the UK and abroad – to
review and develop their practice during a three-day residential course.
This peer-led professional development event represents an opportunity
for mid-career or senior colleagues to work together to:
– Reflect on aspects of current practice in gallery, museum and visual
– Review current research and political agendas in the UK and
– Learn about international contexts for gallery and museum education
– Network with UK and international colleagues
– Consider the role of artists working with participants
Summer School 2015 will focus on theme
of artists and education, to explore the value, benefits, challenges and
opportunities of artists working within education, learning and participatory
practice, either as or alongside education colleagues.
Summer School will be hosted by Belfast School of Art, University of
Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from Tuesday 8 to Thursday
10 September 2015. In addition to a stimulating range of peer-led
sessions, facilitated discussion and workshops, the event will include field
trips to galleries, museums and art centres such as the MAC, Golden Thread
Gallery, Belfast Exposed, Ulster Museum, as well as artist studios and artist-led
project spaces. Delegates will also be able to attend an optional day trip to
Derry/Londonderry to visit contemporary arts venues CCA and Void on Friday 11 September.
This is an exciting opportunity to take part in in-depth discussion;
meet colleagues from across the UK and around the world; potentially present or
lead a session to develop your own research/practice; and to find out about the
arts and education programmes in Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Full information and the application form for engage International
Summer School 2015 can be found at www.engage.org/summerschool2015 . Places are £225 for engage
Organisational Members, £175 for engage Personal Members, and £300 for
non-members of engage; discounts are available for colleagues in Northern
Ireland. Application deadline: 10am Thursday 14 May 2015.