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Volunteering in the Arts event – Neath, 9 March 2016

Volunteering in the Arts event – Neath, 9 March 2016 Volunteering in the Arts ….. you don’t have to be an artist to support creative groups! Many creative groups are looking for volunteers to help them in all sorts of ways that don’t require any creative skills or experience.   They could be looking for help with marketing, fundraising, finances, social media, membership recruitment, arranging

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Volunteering in the Arts event – Denbigh, 22 March 2016

Volunteering in the Arts event – Denbigh, 22 March 2016 Volunteering in the Arts ….. you don’t have to be an artist to support creative groups!   Many creative groups are looking for volunteers to help them in all sorts of ways that don’t require any creative skills or experience!   They could be looking for help with marketing, fund-raising, finances, social media, membership recruitment,

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February is #LoveToPAINT month!

February is #LoveToPAINT month! Following the success of January’s #lovetoUPCYCLE which saw creative people sharing their inspiring upcycling ideas on social media, this February join with other active and imaginative people from across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland in grabbing your paint brushes and taking part in social projects for the #lovetoPAINT campaign! The history of painting

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Volunteering in the Arts event – Llandrindod, 11 February 2016

Volunteering in the Arts event – Llandrindod, 11 February 2016 Volunteering in the Arts ….. you don’t have to be an artist to support creative groups! Many creative groups are looking for volunteers to help them in all sorts of ways that don’t require any creative skills or experience. They could be looking for help with marketing, fundraising, finances, social media, membership recruitment, arranging venues,

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Call for ideas for #LovetoPAINT & #LovetoREAD / #LovetoWRITE

We’re into the 3rd week of what has been a fantastic #LovetoUPCYCLE month.  Now our focus moves forward slightly and starts looking at #LovetoPAINT month in February and #LovetoREAD / #LovetoWRITE in March. Last year’s #LovetoPAINT month saw older people pick up a spray can for the first time and try their hand at indoor

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Get involved and get creative with Voluntary Arts Week 2016

Get involved and get creative with Voluntary Arts Week 2016 Each May, Voluntary Arts Week shines a light on all the wonderful creative cultural activity that takes place across the UK and Republic of Ireland – raising the profile of creative groups and connecting more people with opportunities to ‘get creative’ on their doorstep. The events that make up the festival are run by groups

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Arts Training Fair in Derry-Londonderry 16 Feb

Arts Training Fair in Derry-Londonderry 16 Feb Voluntary Arts Ireland in association with TheatreNI, Arts & Business NI, Audiences NI and Dance Resource Base are hosting an arts training fair in Derry-Londonderry on 16 February. Attendees will then have the opportunity to speak with representatives from all of the above organisations, including Voluntary Arts Ireland. This is a great chance to find out

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Facebook launches dedicated ‘fundraiser’ pages for nonprofits

Facebook launches dedicated ‘fundraiser’ pages for nonprofits Nearly three months after Facebook announced the creation of its Social Good team, which aims to build tools that help people do more good around the world, the social media giant has launched its latest cause-focused products: fundraiser pages and improved Donate buttons for nonprofits. “Fundraisers” are dedicated pages where nonprofits can raise money for

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New Year’s Resolutions: Baking

New Year’s Resolutions: Baking It’s the beginning of the year, a time for making New Year’s Resolutions and we have also come up with some ideas to inspire you this January! We have knitting, painting, upcycling and film covered and now it’s time to explore our last scrumptious topic, baking… With the various baking shows on TV (do we

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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.