Research reports

‘Pathways’ report maps culture in Perth & Kinross

‘Pathways’ report maps culture in Perth & Kinross Commissioned by Voluntary Arts Scotland, the ‘Pathways’ project explored voluntary arts activity in Perth and Kinross, and how connected the groups, venues and national organisations are. The resulting report has now been completed by Kirkhill Associates, and is available to view here. Supported by Creative Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council, the main findings from this

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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.

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A skeleton overview of the state of the amateur arts in Europe

A skeleton overview of the state of the amateur arts in Europe This research report, by Hilary Ramsden, was created from research carried out at the 2012 Amateo conference ‘Everyone’s a Winner’, hosted by Voluntary Arts from 17 to 19 June 2012,  to address the need for more pan-European research on the state of the voluntary and amateur arts. On behalf of Voluntary Arts, Hilary interviewed nine

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Everyday Participation project

Everyday Participation project Voluntary Arts is pleased to be a partner in ‘Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values’, a large-scale project to research how people participate in culture, sport and other social and civic activities in their everyday lives. The research aims to develop new ways of understanding and measuring participation and its value based on how

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More than a hobby

In a recent article for Arts Professional, Voluntary Arts Chief Executive Robin Simpson explains how research findings are helping to develop a true understanding of the impact of grassroots, amateur arts activities: “Every Wednesday evening, when I get home from a meeting in London, a visit to one of our offices in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cardiff

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