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Seven fantastic Scottish groups looking for your vote!

Seven fantastic Scottish groups looking for your vote! Deadline: Monday 18 May 2015
The 2015 Epic Awards shortlist has been announced, and seven fantastic Scottish arts groups are looking for your vote in the People’s Choice Award.
Here’s who made it onto this year’s Scotland Epic Award shortlist:
Clydeside Singers – Greenock-based choir for ages 50+ known for its joyous performances at local care homes and hospitals.
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Live with the art you love – ‘Own Art’ loan scheme offers affordable art for all

Live with the art you love – ‘Own Art’ loan scheme offers affordable art for all Starting or growing your very own art collection has never been easier thanks to ‘Own Art’, an interest free loan scheme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 
Own Art makes interest free loans available to anyone over the age of 18 in Northern Ireland, who wants to buy an artwork from those galleries signed […]
 

Annual Steinbeck Event Celebrates Famous Author’s Limavady Roots

Annual Steinbeck Event Celebrates Famous Author’s Limavady Roots The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre celebrates Limavady’s unique cultural connection with internationally acclaimed author John Steinbeck with their annual celebration from 8-9 May. 
Launched in 2011, the annual Steinbeck Celebration explores the famous author’s local ancestral links through a series of exciting events in literature, film and creative learning.
On Friday 8 May, come along […]
 

Acorn Inspire Bursaries open for applications

Acorn Inspire Bursaries open for applications The Acorn Inspire Bursaries programme has opened for applications. Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, grants of up to £3,000 are offered to young people with disabilities to help them pursue training in their chosen arts. Successful applicants will receive mentored support during and following their award period from the Acorn Fund, and will in turn act […]
 

Epic Awards shortlist announced and People’s Choice voting opened

Epic Awards shortlist announced and People’s Choice voting opened The Epic Awards shortlist has been announced for 2015, with a stellar line-up of 32 fantastic volunteer-led creative cultural groups from the length and breadth of the UK and Republic of Ireland on show!
Judging is now taking place by expert panels of judges, and a winner and runner up in each national category will be […]
 

Volunteering In the Arts Toolkit Training

When: 13 May 2015, 1pm to 3pm
Where: Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street, Tamworth B79 7DN
This FREE training session for small to medium amateur arts and craft groups will give groups the necessary skills/experience to recruit, retain and support volunteers and also introduce them to the work of Voluntary Arts and Tamworth Volunteer Centre.  The […]
 

NICVA – CutsWatchNI: report your cuts

NICVA – CutsWatchNI: report your cuts CutsWatchNI maps the impact of public sector spending cuts on voluntary and community groups in Northern Ireland. It is designed to highlight the impact of cuts on both organisations and communities.
If you are involved in a voluntary or community group which has been told its statutory funding has been, or will be, reduced, you can […]
 

Law and Crime in Legend and Tradition – call for conference papers

Oyez, oyez! Who will give evidence at this forthcoming conference?
This two-day conference on Law and Crime in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2015 as the tenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, at the Town Hall and Court Room in Huntingdon, next to Dick Turpin’s local and across […]
 

Family Arts Festival

Family Arts Festival The Family Arts Festival is a national festival of family arts events presented by a range of organisations across the UK. It takes place during October and encompasses the autumn half-term holiday.
The festival is a public focal point for the Family Arts Campaign, with extensive annual marketing and PR activity promoting arts events to families.
Do […]
 

Free online Family Arts training!

Free online Family Arts training! Following last month’s very successful Family Arts Conference (more on this below), the Family Arts Campaign are now pleased to release a series of free online Family Arts training films.
Take the full course or pick and choose amongst 9 units on family arts engagement including targeting a family audience, using digital to enhance the family […]
 
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