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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Deadline: 18 September 2015
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. Any group of two or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the Award.
To be nominated volunteer groups should do work that:
provides a service and meets a need for people living in the […]
 

New quarterly update from National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing

New quarterly update from National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing The first quarterly update, providing information about what the National Alliance has been doing, and recent developments in the field of arts, health and wellbeing nationally, is available on the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing website.
The National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing has been working since July 2012 and the publication of […]
 

New art festival for Portobello

New art festival for Portobello Art Walk Porty kicks off this weekend (2 – 6 September) with a host of site specific art works, exhibitions and open studios that  celebrate the public space and artistic activity of Portobello in Edinburgh.
Curated by local artist and designer, Rosy Naylor, the inagural Art Walk Porty has a jam packed programme with lots of opportunities to get creative […]
 

Scotland’s Urban Past – call for arts groups to take part

Scotland’s Urban Past – call for arts groups to take part We talk to Carol Stobie, Audience Development Officer for Scotland’s Urban Past, to find out how your group could benefit from free training and support to develop a project inspired by your urban surroundings . . .
What is the Scotland’s Urban Past project?
It’s a nationwide community engagement project, encouraging local groups to capture, share and celebrate what’s important to […]
 

Glasgow choir looking for new members

Glasgow choir looking for new members In Full Voice is a friendly and relaxed community choir which meets every Monday evening at the Theatre Nemo studios at The Briggait, Glasgow.
They are currently looking for new members – no audition necessary (“it doesn’t matter if you have the voice of an angel, or the voice of a goat!”) and fully inclusive (carers welcome).
Choir […]
 

Lorraine Kelly dons her kilt for 24 hour ‘Ceilidh Challenge’ across Scotland

Lorraine Kelly dons her kilt for 24 hour ‘Ceilidh Challenge’ across Scotland Lorraine Kelly and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) have joined forces to get Scotland dancing this September and raise money for children living in poverty.
Over 24 hours, Lorraine will travel across Scotland to take part in a number of ceilidhs, which will be captured on camera and aired as part of the STV Children’s […]
 

Cultural fun for young people in Aberdeen

Cultural fun for young people in Aberdeen The Young People’s Collective (YPC) is a group of 16-24-year-olds who meet regularly to take part in opportunities at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.
Activities include creative workshops, cultural trips, talks with artists and the chance to lead on high profile cultural projects.
It’s an exciting and free opportunity to get involved with, and shape the kinds […]
 

A Choir in Every Care Home – the story so far

A Choir in Every Care Home – the story so far The national initiative to explore how singing and music could be made available in all of the UK’s care homes is gathering pace. It is supported by the Baring Foundation, and led by Live Music Now, in partnership with Sound Sense and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre.
The first working meeting of all the organisations […]
 

Nominations open for the Ecclesiastical/Wexford Festival Opera Volunteer of the Year Award

Nominations open for the Ecclesiastical/Wexford Festival Opera Volunteer of the Year Award Wexford Festival Opera and Ecclesiastical Insurance are inviting nominations for the Ecclesiastical/ Wexford Festival Opera Volunteer of the Year Award. This award seeks to recognise and highlight the extraordinary contribution and initiative of Wexford Festival Opera volunteers, who not only founded this now world-renowned Festival, but are fundamental to its continued success.
Nominations for the award […]
 

Waterside Theatre seeks Drama Facilitators

The Waterside Theatre is looking for experienced and qualified Drama Facilitators for a 10 week youth drama project.  The project will involve exploring cultural diversity through drama based workshops and the production of an original piece of theatre.  The 10 week project will commence at the end of September 2015.
The facilitators must have experience of […]
 
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.