Welcome – Scotland

Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting creative cultural activity.

On this website, you’ll find lots of helpful resources – from arts news and funding to our wide range of information Briefings and enewsletter.

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Creativity bursts out across Scotland during Voluntary Arts Week!


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This year's Voluntary Arts Week took place from 9 - 18 May Visit the Voluntary Arts Week website to see all the wonderful creativity that took place across Scotland!


How does taking part in amateur arts & crafts make you FEEL?


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Join our photo campaign #fortheloveofit and help spread the word about how great it feels to take part in arts and crafts. Read our step-by-step guide



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Epic Awards Winners 2014


Epic Awards


Read all about this year's Scotland Epic Awards winners, Braemar Creative Arts Festival, and get inspired to enter your group in the 2015 Awards, which open for nominations in September.


Visit the Epic Awards website to see a full list of who won - including the People's Choice Award.



How do I register for the Voluntary Arts Scotland enews?


Want to receive a free fortnightly round-up of arts news, funding info, jobs & volunteering, events and training?


Then sign up for the Voluntary Arts Scotland enewsletter! Simply click the 'Enews signup' bottom on the top right of this home page to send us your details.


Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EH, Scotland, UK.