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Craft NI Innovation Boost Exhibition

Supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund, Craft NI is excited to host an exhibition of innovative work by nine Northern Irish designer-makers – many of whose work is already well known to the public. The exhibition takes place at the North Down Museum from 7-13 March 2015.
Over a four month period, the nine designer-makers […]
 

Titanic Creative Management – Training schemes

Titanic Creative Management – Training schemes Titanic Creative Management wants to re-energise the industry by offering high level, professional training schemes in Belfast.
Titanic Creative Managment is a not-for-profit social enterprise which breaks down geographical and financial barriers to aid Northern Irish artists to compete on a national and international level in the creative industries.
Their ultimate goal is to further develop and […]
 

Creativity Month 2015 Starts Here!

Creativity Month 2015 Starts Here! Creativity Month is a celebration of creativity and the creative industries in the North of Ireland every March. An initiative of the Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure, Creativity Month is held to stimulate new thinking and help creative people, creative ideas and creative businesses to emerge and flourish.
Creativity Month 2015 will showcase the work […]
 

Northern Ireland creatives scoop Arts Council ACES Award

Northern Ireland creatives scoop Arts Council ACES Award A trainee teacher, a barrister and a barista are among the 22 recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES award, a funding award bestowed upon Northern Ireland’s most talented emerging artists to allow them to develop their profession artistic careers.
Awards under the Artists Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) are made annually to professional artists […]
 

Crowdfunding presents arts organisations with exciting opportunity to diversify income

Crowdfunding presents arts organisations with exciting opportunity to diversify income Four local arts organisations have accepted the challenge of joining Arts & Business NI in a new crowdfunding campaign for the arts. The Crescent Arts Centre, Oh Yeah! Spectrum Centre and Wheelworks are currently working towards raising monies through these new avenues for exciting projects which will have impact on the local communities within which […]
 

The Last Post project returns to mark Gallipoli centenary

The Last Post project returns to mark Gallipoli centenary When: 20 to 26 April 2015
Authors, actors and musicians have lent their support to the Last Post Project’s ambition to get communities across the country playing the Last Post for someone in the First World War.
Following a successful start that saw over 40,000 people take part in 2014, the project has now launched a free […]
 

HCA Spring Conference 2015 – A Place for Craft

HCA Spring Conference 2015 – A Place for Craft When: 9 May 2015
Where: London
Bookings are open now for the Heritage Crafts Association‘s (HCA) event of the year – A Place for Craft – at the V&A on 9 May. The HCA has a great line up of speakers and it’s a chance for you to meet craftspeople, hear about making, celebrate the achievements […]
 

Original Bagpuss and Gruffalo illustrations for auction in arts fundraiser

Original Bagpuss and Gruffalo illustrations for auction in arts fundraiser Original signed artworks by Axel Scheffler, much-loved illustrator of ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson, and Peter Firmin, creator of ‘Bagpuss’, are to be auctioned in Abergavenny next month for a local charity.
Arts Alive Wales have scooped three original illustrations by Axel Scheffler and a set of delightful Bagpuss prints, featuring characters from the much-loved 1970s […]
 

A Write to a Sense of Belonging: Launch and project information

A Write to a Sense of Belonging: Launch and project information BELFAST EXPOSED, WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH 4.30-6.00 p.m.
The Write to A Sense of Belonging project is a response to recent racist attacks and hate crimes in Northern Ireland. The title of the project is based on the recent Race Relations Strategy consultation.  This project aims to use language positively to develop good relations between people from different cultures and […]
 

Launch of BBC Get Creative! #BBCGetCreative

Launch of BBC Get Creative! #BBCGetCreative Get Creative launched today (19 February 2015) with a week of debates and activity across the BBC and around the UK
Get Creative is a major 12-month celebration of the nation’s arts, culture and creativity, led by the BBC and What Next? in collaboration with Voluntary Arts, 64Million Artists, Fun Palaces and a huge range 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.