Written evidence submitted by Engage, National Association for Gallery Education


Engage is the lead body for gallery and visual arts education in the UK and internationally with c700 members, both organisations and individuals. We provide advocacy and training, share practice and carry out research and activities with the sector. We aim to support the sector to provide high quality experiences with art and artists for communities, particularly the most vulnerable and those in areas of low cultural engagement. We do this through programmes such as Children’s Art Week, repurposed this year to support children and young people to experience the visual arts through physical and remote resources, many designed by artists.

Reason for submitting evidence

Engage is the lead advocate for gallery education in the UK with advocacy as a key function.

Summary of evidence


Immediate impact of Covid on the sector?


How effective has support been from DCMS, Government and arms length bodies?

Long term impact of Covid and support needed

What lessons might be learnt?

How might the sector evolve?


Jane Sillis, Director,

Engage, National Association for Gallery Education