Welcome – Scotland

Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

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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Voluntary Arts Week - coming soon!

Voluntary Arts Week logo

Taking place from 9 - 18 May, Voluntary Arts Week is nearly here! Click here to read how you could get involved!

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


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 Announced!

Epic Awards

This year's Scotland Epic Awards winners are Braemar Creative Arts Festival - with Lewis Pipe Band the very worthy runners-up.

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.