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Free training for small charities

Free training for small charities The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is bringing free training to Glasgow, so that small charities can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.
The training courses cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and office skills, delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers. Each course has a market value of £310 per delegate place, but the FSI is […]
 

Craft club helps people experiencing homelessness get creative

Craft club helps people experiencing homelessness get creative “It’s the highlight of my week, I don’t know what I’d do without it.” Sally, participant at Libertie Creative Club
Liberty Bligh tells us how the Libertie Creative Club in Inverness is enriching the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
When, where and why did the Libertie Creative Club start? – “The Creative Club started on 13 […]
 

Arts & Business Scotland Awards now open for entries

Arts & Business Scotland Awards now open for entries The Arts & Business Scotland Awards celebrate the most creative and innovative partnerships between the cultural and business sectors and are now looking for you to get involved, get nominated and share your success stories . . .
Arts & Business Scotland has been working for over 25 years to foster dynamic relationships between business and […]
 

SURF Awards open for entries from community regeneration projects

SURF Awards open for entries from community regeneration projects Deadline: 14 September 2015
SURF – Scotland’s Independent Regeneration Network –  is encouraging community regeneration projects across Scotland to apply for its annual Awards. 
Read on to find out more, including information on last year’s winner of the Creative Regeneration Award, ‘North Edinburgh Grows’ . . .
What is SURF’s definition of creative regeneration?
SURF takes a wide view of creative regeneration […]
 

Doors Open Day – be part of it!

Doors Open Day – be part of it! Frances Hendron of the Scottish Civic Trust tells us about Doors Open Day  – and how you could get involved in this annual celebration of Scotland’s hidden places . . .
What is Doors Open Day? – “Doors Open Day gives you free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland, which are normally closed to the public. Some […]
 

Survey on barriers to accessing the arts

Survey on barriers to accessing the arts Deadline: 11 September 2015
Are you a marginalised or disabled artist, writer, maker or engaging in arts activity? Creative Future is researching the barriers that marginalised and disabled artists face when accessing arts opportunities.
If you complete this survey before 11 September 2015 you’re in with a chance to win £60. The survey has 24 questions (mostly […]
 

Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival – Writing Awards open for entries

Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival – Writing Awards open for entries Deadline: 31 July 2015, 5pm
The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival (SMHAFF) writing competition is currently open for entries!  
The competition invites you to enter work on the theme of ‘passion’ and there are five catagories to choose from: poems, short stories, diary/blog entries, letters and newspaper articles.
This year’s competition is a partnership between SMHAFF and […]
 

Nominate your Brilliant Street

Nominate your Brilliant Street Together with The Mirror and Belfast Live, Do Somethng Brilliant are looking for Northern Ireland’s most brilliant street!
Does your street get together for old-fashioned fun, help out each other’s families, celebrate its history or have a unique, inspirational story? Tell why your street and neighbours stand out amongst all others and you could win:
– £500 to […]
 

An Introduction to arts and health – Waterford Healing Arts Trust

An Introduction to arts and health – Waterford Healing Arts Trust What is meant by the term ‘arts and health’? Where does it take place? What rationale is it based on? Where did it come from? What are the particular challenges? Are you interested in finding out more?
The Waterford Healing Arts Trust will host an introductory workshop to arts and health on Friday 28th August 2015 […]
 

Create a Fun Palace in your community

Create a Fun Palace in your community Dates: 3-4 October 2015
We talk to Fun Palaces producer, Hannah Lambert, about this exciting campaign that has creativity and community at its heart. 
What is Fun Palaces? – “Fun Palaces is an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of community, with an annual weekend of simultaneous events happening in the first weekend of October.
We believe in ‘Everyone An Artist, Everyone A […]
 
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.