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Creative Scotland acknowledges importance of participation in 10-year plan

Creative Scotland acknowledges importance of participation in 10-year plan Voluntary Arts Scotland was very pleased to read the following in Creative Scotland’s recently published 10-year plan:
“Our relationship to the voluntary sector is also important to us. Voluntary arts groups play an important role in creating opportunities for people across Scotland to participate in arts and culture. We recognise this through our support for voluntary […]

Funding award to support unpublished writer over 40

Funding award to support unpublished writer over 40 Deadline: Friday 16 May 2014
Scottish Book Trust has announced the opening of the Next Chapter Award 2014, to support a talented yet unpublished writer over the age of 40.
The Next Chapter Award will support an emerging writer yet to publish a full-length work, for whom finding time and space to write has proved especially challenging. Developing […]

Edinburgh Folk Club song-writing competition – call for entries

Edinburgh Folk Club song-writing competition – call for entries Deadline: Wednesday 4 June 2014
The annual Edinburgh Folk Club song-writing competition will be held at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh on Wednesday 11 June 2014.
The words of the song must be original, the tune, subject to the usual copyright restrictions, may be that of another song. Songs must be new, written within the past […]

Creative Scotland funding information sessions – last few dates available

Creative Scotland funding information sessions – last few dates available Dates: 24 April – 20 June 2014
In order to speak directly to people about its new 10-year plan and funding approach, Creative Scotland is holding a series of information sessions across Scotland.
The sessions will enable anyone working in, or interested in the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland to hear about the 10-year plan […]

Partners need to deliver ‘digital clubs’ across Scotland – deadline approaching

Partners need to deliver ‘digital clubs’ across Scotland – deadline approaching Deadline: 25 April 2014, 5pm
Could you deliver digital skills training in the community? If so, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) would like to hear from you.
SCVO has joined forces with the Tinder Foundation in a bid to the Big Lottery’s Basic Online Skills programme. They are now looking for a range of local […]

Award-winning Glasgow arts venue shares its regeneration success at ‘study day’

Area: Govan, Glasgow
Date: Thursday 1 May 2014
Last year, The Portal in Govan won the ‘Creative Regeneration’ category in the SURF Awards for Best Practice in Regeneration.
This free half-day event, will explore what can be learned from this successful, community-run arts hub. 
Formerly a row of unused shops, which had lain empty for 20 years, the […]

2014 West Cork Chamber Music Festival – General Booking Opens Today

General booking is now open for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Gold and Silver Friends have been availing of Priority Booking and booking has been busy. Therefore we would advise you to ring as early as possible in order to secure your preferred seats. The Festival office phone number is +353 (0) 27 52788. If […]

Celebrate Yarn Shop Day and get ready for Voluntary Arts Week!

Celebrate Yarn Shop Day and get ready for Voluntary Arts Week! Saturday 3 May is ‘Yarn Shop Day’, and yarn shops across the UK are getting involved.
The Day marks the end of months of activity from the Love Your Yarn Shop campaign, launched by publications Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting. Each store that signs up to the campaign is encouraged to host its own special […]

Celebrate Yarn Shop Day and get ready for Voluntary Arts Week!

Celebrate Yarn Shop Day and get ready for Voluntary Arts Week!
Saturday 3 May is ‘Yarn Shop Day’, and yarn shops across the UK are getting involved.
The Day marks the end of months of activity from the Love Your Yarn Shop campaign, launched by publications Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting. Each store that signs up to the campaign is encouraged to host its own special […]
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.