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More projects invited to portray ‘Creative and Cultural Belfast’

More projects invited to portray ‘Creative and Cultural Belfast’ Applications are being invited for the next round of projects to benefit from the innovative Creative and Cultural Fund for Belfast.
The £900,000 fund, set-up by Belfast City Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will bring three years of exciting large-scale cross-community arts and heritage projects to the city of Belfast.
Details of the first […]

Arts & Business NI Masterclass Series – How To Write A Fundraising Strategy

Arts & Business NI Masterclass Series – How To Write A Fundraising Strategy 4th September 2014 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Ulster Bank, 11 – 16 Donegall Square East, Belfast BT1 5UB
A fundraising strategy is essential to ensure the growth and stability of any cultural organisation. In the current economic climate it will be vital for arts organisations to develop a managed and strategic approach to the sourcing and diversification […]

Series of Training Events Powered By Voluntary Arts Ireland

Series of Training Events Powered By Voluntary Arts Ireland Voluntary Arts Ireland is bringing its popular Pop-Up Arts Clinic to Belfast on 24 September as part of  the  Association of Irish Festivals and Events Sponsorship Masterclass.  Voluntary Arts Ireland Development Officer Emma Whitehead will be on hand to offer free 1-to-1 support on a range of topics – from governance and fundraising, to marketing and event management (and […]

Age Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards seeking nominations

Age Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards seeking nominations The Age-Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards, supported by Volunteer Now, are an opportunity for Belfast-based community and voluntary groups and organisations to recognise their volunteers who are aged 60 years and over.
The awards celebrate the considerable contribution and positive impacts that older volunteers make to the work of a wide variety […]

#LovetoDANCE – show off your happy feet

#LovetoDANCE – show off your happy feet September sees the start of #LovetoDANCE, a month-long celebration of dance, powered by Voluntary Arts Ireland.  We want to see everyone up and dancing, so whether you have a video of your toddler trying out their first moves, a great Granny with snake hips or even a video of yourself dancing to your favourite tune, tag it […]

WHAT – Well, festival of arts and wellbeing seeks feel-good poetry and prose

WHAT – Well, festival of arts and wellbeing seeks feel-good poetry and prose Do you reach for a particular poem or prose when you need cheering up?  If yes, WHAT is looking for your choice of feel-good poetry or prose, as part of the forthcoming Well Festival !
Please send your chosen piece (prose should be no longer than 200 words) to: WHAT@hse.ie by Wednesday 24 September with ‘earthquake’ in the […]

Songwriting competition challenges sectarianism

Deadline: 4 October 2014
Dumb Ways To Think is a new songwriting competition, set up to challenge sectarianism, and to highlight the similarities between faiths and discourage negative beliefs and myths. A professional animation will be made based on the winning song.
Organised by Burnsong, the competition is free to enter, with a £1,000 prize for the winner, […]

Join in the fun at this year’s Family Arts Festival

Join in the fun at this year’s Family Arts Festival All UK arts organisations, large or small, are invited to take part in the Family Arts Festival between 17 October – 2 November 2014.
Last year’s festival included a mixture of voluntary and amateur groups alongside professional companies, totalling over 900 organisations putting on 2,300 events, and was a huge success.
Events cover theatre, art, music, dance, […]

RSC Big Amateur Weekend – 25 and 26 October

RSC Big Amateur Weekend – 25 and 26 October When: 25 and 26 October
Where: Stratford-upon -Avon
Join the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for a weekend of workshops, masterclasses and backstage insights, tailor made for amateur theatre makers wanting to develop their performance skills and learn more about how RSC actors prepare, rehearse and perform.*
The weekend includes four workshops covering voice and text, movement, acting […]

Community Empowerment Bill – Your last chance to have a say

Community Empowerment Bill – Your last chance to have a say Deadline: 5 September 2014
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill was put forward in Parliament on 11 June 2014, and sets out a plan for empowering all the people of Scotland – so that everyone can get involved and help make important decisions.
Recognising that Bills don’t always make for easy reading, and knowing how important it is that this Bill […]
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