News update from Engage

Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2020 - nominations open

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

The awards 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. We recognise that 2020 has been a difficult year for those working in the arts, and we welcome nominations for colleagues whom you have worked with, including colleagues who are currently furloughed or whom you have stopped working with during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nominations Deadline: Tuesday 1 December 2020, 10am

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Engage Trustee vacancies

Engage is seeking new trustees to join our established and dedicated Board in November 2020. The Board, which currently has 14 members, meets quarterly.

We are looking for colleagues who individually have expertise in the law, in digital, and of visual arts and gallery education in Wales.

How to apply

If you would like to discuss the role, in confidence, please email Jane Sillis, Director at

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the person specification to Eleanor Young, Executive Assistant and Office Coordinator at mailto: by Thursday 19 November, 10am

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Fourteen Syrian refugee children from three counties across North Wales will take part in the Engage Cymru online October half term project

The project’s aims are:

Building community cohesion

Tackling social isolation during lockdown

Increasing the well-being of participants and their families during a challenging period

Supporting participants to gain an Explore Level Arts Award

Piloting Arts Award online with young people with English as an additional language

The project will be led by artist Wendy Connelly of i-RAW Studios with support from Ty Pawb, and has been funded by Arts Council of Wales, Wrexham County Borough Council Community Cohesion Team, business partner Wales and West Housing Association and Arts & Business Cymru through the CultureStep programme. Originally planned as a face to face project, Wendy has innovatively adapted the project to be delivered live and direct from her i-RAW studio via Zoom. Participants will also be taken on a virtual tour of Ty Pawb, including an Exhibition of Creativity Throughout Lockdown.