The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. The Award comprises an annual artist residency culminating in an artwork in the public realm. Artists have undertaken residencies in NHS hospitals since 2005 through a programme coordinated by Paintings in Hospitals.
The artist residency programme was coordinated by The Art Room from 2010, an organisation that works with art and artists to support vulnerable young people. engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is delighted to be running ARMA for a second year in 2014.
engage is the lead organisation in the UK for gallery education with some 900 members across 270 museums, galleries and visual arts organisations. Members include national, local authority and independent museums and galleries throughout the UK. engage has well developed programmes in England, Scotland and Wales.
engage focuses on four areas of work: research and activities, continuing professional development, sharing practice, and advocacy. engage receives support from Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Programme, project funding from the Arts Council of Wales and is an Annual Client of Creative Scotland.