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Free Sharing Creative Skills workshop – Llandrindod 22 April 2015

Do you have a passion for creative activities, such as crafts, singing, theatre or music?  Would you like to have the confidence and knowledge to be able to share your passion by passing on your creative skills to others?
If this sounds like you we would love you to come and join us at one of […]
 

New mental health initiative seeks musical partner for launch

One of the best things about groups who make music purely for the love of it, is that so many of them spend so much time supporting other charities with fundraisers, concerts, and by performing at their events.
At Voluntary Arts we love to celebrate those partnerships, so when we were approached by Time to Change […]
 

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 […]
 

Welsh Government Deputy Minister refocuses the arts debate on active participation

On Thursday 12 February 2015, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates AM, gave a groundbreaking address to the Arts Council of Wales national annual conference, ‘Risking Delight – the arts as a resource for hope’, in which he shifted the debate on public policy for the arts to the core of Voluntary […]
 

#LovetoPAINT: Bluebell, art and the community

#LovetoPAINT: Bluebell, art and the community Bluebell Arts Project is an arts programme at the Gasyard, a unique community centre in Derry~Londonderry full of history and creativity. Dedicated to cultural development and run by those passionate about the arts and its role in shaping society, Bluebell is taking part in #LovetoPAINT this month. To find out more about what’s going on and […]
 

Warwick Commission Report endorses Our Cultural Commons

Warwick Commission Report endorses Our Cultural Commons On the evening of 17 February 2015, ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth – The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value’ was published.
Read about the Report and Voluntary Arts joint response with 64 Million Artists and Fun Palaces
In it, the Commission endorses Our Cultural Commons, the major new initiative […]
 

Response to the Warwick Commission Report #EveryoneCreative

Radically Democratising the Arts – A Cultural Grassroots #EveryoneCreative In a joint statement with partner organisations 64 Million Artists and Fun Palaces, Voluntary Arts has issued a reponse to ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth – The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value’, which was published on 17 February 2015.
Extracts […]
 

Talented sixteen year old among the winners of Undiscovered singing competition

Talented sixteen year old among the winners of Undiscovered singing competition From November to January, as part of #LovetoSING, the #LoveTo campaign ran the Undiscovered competition, asking singers, bands and musicians from all over Northern Ireland to share videos of their performances for the chance of winning prizes that would spread their love of music even further. Now, with the winners chosen and revealed, #LoveTo got […]
 

Making it Happen! Free training for creative young people

Making it Happen! free training days for creative young people (18-30) who would like to be part of providing voluntary workshops in their chosen field.
If you are interested in creative arts – e.g. music, performance, visual arts, digital arts, crafts or something else altogether – we would like to support you to share your skills with others and to become […]
 

Planning for Financial Sustainability workshop

Date:      Friday 13 March 2015, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Venue:  GAVO, Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport, Gwent, NP19 7EJ
A free workshop for those involved in running amateur/voluntary creative cultural groups.
Who is the workshop aimed at?
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 […]
 
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