Engage Area Group Meeting Report Form

Engage Area Group Meeting Report Form

engage Area Group Meeting Report Form

Region / South West
Area Rep contact for this meeting


/ Helen Davies

Date and Venue

/ 21 July 2008 Arnolfini

Theme/Subject of meeting

/ Strengthening our area Network
Please summarise the outcomes of the meeting (excluding general admin)
Proposed two questions
After introducing the day and each other, the reps proposed two questions for the group. The group was divided into two and both groups explored both questions.
What do members Want?
  • Opportunities for Sharing practice
  • A Critical space for looking at and discussing work visiting other galleries.
  • Educator locator further developed and promoted much mores so that both artists and members use it.
  • Signposting information and a market place for freelancers.
  • A yearly programme of network meetings set in advance, which members can to pick and choose from.
  • Opportunities for shadowing other practitioners with specific areas of focus.
  • A Skills register that all members can access - eg special needs - so that members can contact the relevant people with the specialist knowledge or experience.
  • Social events that involve viewing exhibition and coincide with a meeting
  • Some themed meetings with speakers from other networks such as NSEAD. Balanced between theme . networking . time and space to view exhibition.
  • Separate meeting in two areas - although liked the idea of travelling
  • What can we do for freelancers interested in CGE

How can members contribute to the network?

  • Offering venue
  • Sharing experiences - projects and information
  • Reps need to disseminated the rough networks
  • Links with other organisations networks - NSEAD
  • Word of mouth.
  • Engage – codes of practice - development - Talking to AN
  • Programme of meetings
  • Having a focus/ theme for meeting
  • Taster meeting - for non members
  • Chair for meeting
  • Hosting teacher networks in venues
  • Diversity of freelancers needs to be considered when providing CPD.

Meeting Outcomes

Tour of Exhibition at Arnolfini - The Far West
Presentation of enquire
Update of national agenda from Barbara
Date for next meeting
Minutes to be distributed.
Reps planned next schedule for next meeting.


Name The Day was led by Georgina Kennedy and Helen Davies
Other speakers included Barbara Taylor - director of Enquire
Caroline Mawdsley - Education and Outreach Curator, Plymouth Arts Centre

How many members attended the meeting?

/ 17 people attended

Comments on attendance

We were very pleased with the attendance, there were two non members who have pledged to become members.

Please email this form to as soon as possible after your meeting. You may wish to circulate some of this information to members in your area e.g. a simple report on the meeting.

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