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Unlocking Culture: an entitlement for children and young people

Engage Conference 20195 – 6 November 2019, Newcastle and Gateshead

Date: 5 November 2019 — 6 November 2019

The 2019 Engage Conference 2019, Unlocking Culture: an entitlement for children and young people, will take place on 5–6 November 2019 at Northumbria University, Newcastle and Gateshead.  

The conference will examine the benefits and challenges of young people’s access to the arts, exploring best practice, partnerships and policies from the sector.  

To book your tickets or for information on applying for supported palaces, bursaries or Soapbox, see 

Read more about the conference programme and theme here: 



Click here to book your conference place and fringe events: 

Engage Personal members: £150 (Early bird)* / £175  
Engage Organisational Members: £260 (Early bird)* / £300   
Non-Members**: £360 (Early bird)* /  £420 

* If booked by 5:00 pm on Thursday 19 September 2019   
** Engage members receive discounts on all Engage events, including our annual conference. Please note membership must be current at the time of the event in order to receive discounted members rates. Membership starts from £3.25 a month. Visit to become a member.



Application deadline: Monday 23 September 2019, 10:00 am 

We're pleased to offer a range of bursaries and supported places to help colleagues who might otherwise be unable to attend this year's Conference, including discounted places, freelance artist bursaries and bursaries for colleagues from Scotland and Wales.  
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Fringe events, 4 – 5 November 2019 

Alongside the main Engage Conference delegates are invited to a fringe programme of visits, talks and workshops showcasing visual arts and culture in and around Newcastle and Gateshead.  
These include Baltic, Discovery Museum, Hatton Gallery, Laing Gallery, New Writing North, Theatre Royal, Tyneside Cinema and Word Rap Project.  

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Engage Conference Delegates are invited to submit proposals to participate in the Soapbox session on Tuesday 5 November. 

Delegate Soapbox offers colleagues the opportunity to present to Conference attendees about a particular project, area of work, or piece of research Soapbox presentations do not have to relate to the Conference theme. Presentations should be no longer than 6 minutes. 

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Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education : Northumbria University, Newcastle and Gateshead NE1 8SB

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