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Placemaking – by 64 Million Artists

Placemaking – by 64 Million Artists David Micklem of 64 Million Artists spoke about everyday creativity at the What Next? national event on Monday 17 October 2016 at HOME in Manchester. In his speech, David spoke of the simple process that 64 Million Artists encourage, which he called “do, think and share”. “Let’s start with what’s already happening in places. Let’s

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Singing is Good News for Care Homes

Singing is Good News for Care Homes “The regular inclusion of singing and live music activities in residential care homes can support positive responses to Care Quality Commission’s assessment questions,” says a new report. The report is part of an initiative entitled “A Choir in Every Care Home”, and is based on a year’s intensive work investigating the growing evidence for the

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Everyday Creativity report published by 64 Million Artists

Everyday Creativity report published by 64 Million Artists “Everyday Creativity”, a new report by 64 Million Artists, commissioned by Arts Council England, has been published today Wednesday 15 June. The report was commissioned following the Warwick Commission Report into Cultural Value. 64 Million Artists worked with partners including Voluntary Arts and Fun Palaces to understand the ways in which Arts Council England can support

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DCMS launches The Culture White Paper

DCMS launches The Culture White Paper Today, 23 March 2016, the Department for Culture Media & Sport have launched the first White Paper for culture for more than 50 years. Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, launched the paper at an event in the Southbank Centre, London along with Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England;

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AHRC Cultural Value Project

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has today published ‘Understanding the value of arts and culture’ by Professor Geoffrey Crossick and Dr Patrycja Kaszynska – the final report of the AHRC’s three-year Cultural Value Project. The report looks at how we think about the value of the arts and culture to individuals and society, and

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Creative Future’s ‘Fair Access to the Arts’ Research Report

Creative Future has recently completed Arts Council England funded research into the barriers marginalised and disabled artists face when accessing mainstream arts opportunities. To download the full report click here or if you would prefer to read a short summary, you can view a Prezi (an animated infographic) here or read the Executive Summary (pages

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Why Volunteering Matters – the Case for Change

Why Volunteering Matters – the Case for Change Read on to find out more about the Scottish Volunteering Forum and why we are campaigning to make volunteering accessible to all . . . Currently approximately 1.3 million adults in Scotland volunteer, which includes those who organise creative cultural activity, but some individuals and groups find it hard to access volunteering opportunities or just haven’t even considered it as

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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: The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BS.