Call for nominations: Marsh Awards 2013

August 20, 2013

Do you know someone doing excellent work

in gallery education and learning?

engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2013, which celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts. The awards are principally for colleagues working within galleries (freelance, salaried or as volunteers), although those working with other visual arts organisations may also be nominated.

I am incredibly proud to have been recognised with the award in such a strong and competitive sector as gallery education.

Marsh Award winner


Four awards of £500 each will be offered to individuals working in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations.

The winners should use the award to support their Continuing Professional Development and each will be asked to complete a short feedback form by June 2014.

Judging criteria

Nominations should demonstrate how nominees have exceeded the expectations of their role, by showing dedication or innovation in their work.

Who can be nominated?

Nominations are encouraged for colleagues at all stages of their careers, working freelance, in salaried positions or as volunteers. We welcome nominations for those working with organisations of all sizes. Nominations for non-members of engage are also invited. Nominators should be a colleague or a representative of an organisation who has worked with the nominee.

If you made a nomination in 2011 or 2012 but were unsuccessful, please feel free to do so again and we would be pleased to consider your nomination in 2013. engage wishes to thank colleagues for the very high standard of applications received in the past two years.

How to make a nomination

If you are nominating someone please let them know you are doing so and consult with them about the application. We would like to know from each nominee how they would like to use the award for their continuing professional development. There are 5 questions to answer on the form, and applications should take no longer than 1 hour to complete.

Please complete this nomination form and return it to by 10am on Monday 23 September 2013. Judging will take place in early October. Winners will be informed in mid-October.

Judging process

Applications will be shortlisted by a panel of gallery and education experts and representatives from the Marsh Christian Trust and engage. The Marsh Christian Trust will determine who the final winners are. The awards will be presented on the evening of Thursday 7 November at the engage International Conference in Birmingham. There will be a description of the winners’ education work and their achievements at the presentation. The four winners will be offered travel expenses to attend the awards event.

If you have any queries please contact Ailbhe Mac Eoin, Communications Officer, engage: / 020 7729 5858.

engage is committed to equality of access. Should you need nomination details in another format please contact Rose Heelas on 020 7729 5858 /

via engage.


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