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What Works Centre for Wellbeing call for research input

What Works Centre for Wellbeing call for research input The What Works Centre for Wellbeing have announced an evidence call for Grey Literature for a systematic review of the wellbeing outcomes of music and singing in adults and the processes by which wellbeing outcomes are achieved. By grey literature it means “literature that is not formally published in sources such as books or journal

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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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Warwick Commission Report endorses Our Cultural Commons

Warwick Commission Report endorses Our Cultural Commons On the evening of 17 February 2015, ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth – The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value’ was published. Read about the Report and Voluntary Arts joint response with 64 Million Artists and Fun Palaces In it, the Commission endorses Our Cultural Commons, the major

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Response to the Warwick Commission Report #EveryoneCreative

Radically Democratising the Arts – A Cultural Grassroots #EveryoneCreative In a joint statement with partner organisations 64 Million Artists and Fun Palaces, Voluntary Arts has issued a reponse to ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth – The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value’, which was published on 17 February

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Jennie Lee’s White Paper 50th Anniversary

25 February 2015 – three months before the next General Election – marks the 50th anniversary of Jennie Lee’s historic White Paper, A Policy for the Arts: The First Steps. The White Paper sought to reverse a pattern of arts funding established in the first 20 years of practice by the Arts Council of Great

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Amateo creates European memorandum

Amateo creates European memorandum Voluntary Arts is a founding member of Amateo, the European network for active participation in cultural activities. In the light of the European elections 2014, the Board of Amateo has recently created a European memorandum addressed to European policy makers. This memorandum draws attention to the field of amateur arts as a core part of

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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.