RSA Engage is a series of events providing a platform for Fellows to connect with each other, whilst exploring how you can support the RSA and participate as a Fellow.
Through short pitches, each event showcases the achievements of those who are turning their ideas into action with a “call out” for the audience to share their skills and support. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to get involved with local, early stage projects designed to address social challenges, this is an opportunity to engage with the Fellows behind the ideas.
Meet local Fellows and RSA staff
Through facilitated networking, the evening presents an opportunity to make new connections and spark collaboration within the Fellowship, whilst finding out more about activity in your local area.
Do you have a project that Fellows could support?
At each of our Engage events there are several pitching spots available to Fellows. This is your opportunity to stand up and pitch your project to the audience, highlighting the ways the Fellowship could support you. If you would like to pitch your project on the night, please complete this short form.
This will be an interactive, standing event, though limited seating may be available. Nibbles and drinks will be available on arrival. These Fellowship events are free to attend, but due to their popularity we ask that you please register in advance by following the ‘Register’ link at the top of this page.
We welcome non-Fellows who support the work of the RSA and are interested in finding out more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Lou Matter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
The Northern Powerhouse: Where do market towns fit in
Kate Dodgson is project officer and author of the above Fellow-led report. The report focuses on how developing new ways of working, which make more effective use of skills, is key not only to increasing productivity, but strengthening community capital, improving personal health, wealth and prosperity and reducing environmental impact.
Combining Physics and Art
Bill Gibbon is RSA Fellowship Councillor for the North East. His project is aiming to create challenges to 13 and 14 year old pupils about combining two subjects that seem unrelated: physics and art. He is looking for support from Fellows with knowledge about current curriculum trends and innovative ideas about education.
The PIE Project (Primary Inspiration through Enterprise)
Ammar Mirza is Founder of the Primary Inspiration through Enterprise (PIE) Project that aims to engage, inspire and educate 10 and 11-year-olds in enterprise. The PIE Project helps bring education to life through practically delivering enterprise, engineering and computer world of work based activities within schools.
Preparing for Adulthood
Alan Ramsay, Director at Roots and Wings, is working on Preparing for Adulthood, a project that looks at how we can better organise services to support Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) when preparing for adulthood. He is also working with Newcastle Council to investigate what priorities can be identified to improve the opportunities for young people with SEND.
Newcastle City Futures
John Goddard is Professor of Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University. He want to work with RSA Fellows develop stronger local partnerships between universities, business, government and civil society in order to tackle disparities in economic, social and cultural development between different parts of the UK.
North East Social Enterprise Festival
Kate Welch is Founder and Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Acumen CIC and organising. She is organising the North East Social Enterprise Festival, planned to take place on the 29th of October in Gateshead, to support social entrepreneurs to showcase their products, services and activities to the general public.