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2015 Epic Award winners announced!

2015 Epic Award winners announced! Voluntary arts achievement awarded at inspirational ceremony
A Liverpool community group that transformed an old flyover, a volunteer-run Scottish arts trail that attracts visitors from far and wide, a Welsh performance space for people affected by mental illness, and a Dublin storytelling group with a difference have all had their achievements recognised at this year’s Epic […]
 

Experimenting as part of Volunteers Week

Part of the mission at Voluntary Arts is to help groups stabilise and then grow. In this competitive world it is getting harder and harder to do that without fully embracing the influence of the web and social media. Some groups love this, and dive right in; others have all the ideas in the world […]
 

Voluntary Arts Week is right around the corner

Voluntary Arts Week is right around the corner Spring is in the air and the weather’s looking great as Voluntary Arts Week looms closer and closer. The UK and R.Ireland wide celebration of creativity runs from 15-24 May and promises lots of fantastic creative events to enjoy
From the grand unveiling of the Woollen Woods in the Diamond Jubilee Park, Antrim, and the ever-excelling annual […]
 

May is for everyone who loves films

May is for everyone who loves films
May is the month for all you movie lovers and filmmakers as #LovetoFILM kicks off across the UK and R.Ireland.   There are lots of ways to get creative and join in the fun.  Check out our list below 

1)  Recreate your favourite film 
Everyone has a favourite movie scene, this May we want to see […]
 

Announcement of Love To DANCE Micro-Grants Fund – Dance Resource Base & Voluntary Arts Ireland

Announcement of Love To DANCE Micro-Grants Fund – Dance Resource Base & Voluntary Arts Ireland The Love To Dance Fund is a new initiative from Dance Resource Base and Voluntary Arts Ireland to foster excellence by providing dance teachers and facilitators with small grants of financial assistance to help with accessing best practice training opportunities outside of Northern Ireland.
The Fund is now open for applications.
How will the Fund work?
Dance teachers […]
 

#LovetoKNIT: Giant Pants at the Giant’s Causeway

#LovetoKNIT: Giant Pants at the Giant’s Causeway In a unique historical find, historians at the Giants Causeway have happened on a huge pair of wooly underpants which they believe once belonged to infamous Ulster Giant Finn McCool, proving once and for all that he was, in fact, very big. Now the Giant’s Causeway are opening their doors to any who would like […]
 

Planning for financial sustainability – free training Llandrindod 28 May

Planning for Financial Sustainability is a free workshop for those involved in running amateur/voluntary creative cultural groups.
This workshop is aimed at those who are involved with amateur/voluntary creative cultural groups e.g. groups who meet to participate in activities such as dance, singing, painting, photography etc
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
Understand what ‘’being financially sustainable’ […]
 

Voluntary Arts Week it’s getting closer . . . !

Voluntary Arts Week it’s getting closer . . . ! With spring in the air we’re gearing up to Voluntary Arts Week (15-24 May) and are excited to see lots of creative events being added to the Voluntary Arts Week website.
From the grand unveiling of the Arran #WoollenWoods and a woodland-themed CraftBomb in Blair Atholl to Tango Dancing taster classes in Annan and an Open Stage event in Govanhill.
There’s still […]
 

The Peoples’ Republic of Creativity / Made in Cardboardia

A new state is being established in Derry-Londonderry this May​ – one made entirely from cardboard, built by local people and with it’s own cardboard rules 
The Peoples’ Republic of Creativity is taking place this weekened, 23 & 24 May, right in the middle of Voluntary Arts Week (www.voluntaryartsweek.org), and will for a short period turn the Verbal Arts […]
 

All You Knit Is Love

All You Knit Is Love April is shaping up to be a woolderfully colourful month as #LovetoKNIT launches across the UK and R.Ireland inviting people of all ages and abilities to share their love of knitting and crocheting with each other and the world.
As yarnbombs and craftbombs have exploded into the public mainstream in the last few years the popularity […]
 
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.