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Help shape the future of the Big Lottery Fund

Help shape the future of the Big Lottery Fund Big Lottery Fund (BLF) has awarded funds to many outstanding projects all over the UK which have made a fantastic difference. But it wants to do more.
From now until July 2014, it is inviting people to add their voice to a UK-wide conversation around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work. For more background, read […]

Response: Education and Culture Committee, Inquiry into Scotland’s Educational and Cultural Future

Response: Education and Culture Committee, Inquiry into Scotland’s Educational and Cultural Future In March 2014, Voluntary Arts Scotland submitted written evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee for their inquiry into Scotland’s Educational and Cultural Future: Theme 3, Broadcasting and Culture. 
Introduction
Voluntary Arts Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Education and Culture Committee’s call for written evidence. This submission is in response to Theme 3, […]

DCMS consults on current funding restrictions for community radio

Area: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Closing date: 23 April 2014
On 13 February 2014, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport issued an open consultation on the current funding restrictions for community radio.  The Community Radio Consultation sets out policy proposals to relax current financial restrictions on community radio, whilst not altering community radio’s unique role in terms […]

Response: Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

Response: Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
On 24 January 2014, Voluntary Arts Scotland submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill.
Executive Summary
Voluntary Arts Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) consultation. Overall, the aims of the Bill are very positive– supporting community […]

UK City of Culture, What are we learning? A report

UK City of Culture, What are we learning? A report UK City of Culture What Are We Learning?
A Conversational Seminar
Verbal Arts Centre, Derry/Londonderry, 10th September 2013, 2-5.30pm
Hard copy of the report below available to download here 
Introductions
Denis Stewart, Chair of RSA Ireland and Stephen Brown, Chair of Voluntary Arts Ireland, welcomed guests to this joint session hosted by their two organisations.
Denis explained that […]

Inquiry into the Creative Industries – Voluntary Arts Ireland response

First of all we would like welcome this inquiry and the Culture Arts and Leisure Committee’s commitment to building on the potential of our creative industries. There is no doubt that investment is needed in new and existing creative businesses to improve their capacity, skill base and ability to compete internationally as well as to […]
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.