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Social Media Tip: Google+ and why we should take notice

Social Media Tip:  Google+ and why we should take notice Google+ has now been with us for one year and is now the third largest social network in the English speaking world behind Twitter and of course Facebook.  It is now possible that Google+ will be knocking on Facebook’s door within a couple of years.
Google+ Hits 250 Million Users The actual hard numbers that Google+ has […]

Get involved in Voluntary Arts Week 2014, upload your events now

Get involved in Voluntary Arts Week 2014, upload your events now Do you have a participatory arts/crafts event taking place between 9 – 18 May? 
If you’re planning a workshop, open exhibition, public performance or taster session, we want to hear about it.  List it on the Voluntary Arts Week website now to share the joy of taking part, reach out to new members and benefit from some […]

Calling all crafters – it’s time for the 2014 CraftBomb!

Calling all crafters – it’s time for the 2014 CraftBomb! During Voluntary Arts Week 2013, crafters across the UK and Ireland transformed their local areas by CraftBombing parks, buildings, school playgrounds, village squares and more.
Now it’s time to do it all over again!
This year’s Voluntary Arts Week will take place from 9 – 18 May, so it’s time to start knitting, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, quilting […]

Singers and musicians – get ready for the Voluntary Arts Week Flashmob!

Singers and musicians – get ready for the Voluntary Arts Week Flashmob! Cobweb Orchestra flashmob
This year’s Voluntary Arts Week takes place from 9 – 18 May, and we’re inviting all amateur choirs, bands and orchestras to get involved!
The idea behind Voluntary Arts Week is to celebrate the amazing range of cultural activity that takes place across the UK and Republic of Ireland throughout the year. It’s […]

Social Media Tip: Organic Facebook Marketing Tips From the Pros

Social Media Tip: Organic Facebook Marketing Tips From the Pros Facebook has become quite a conundrum for many marketers. For years, companies of all sizes have invested in organic and paid efforts to grow their Facebook fans. The “like” served as an opt-in for consumers to receive brand messages sent “organically”.
But over the past few years, Facebook has diminished the organic reach of brand fan […]

Creative Citizens Programme Launch Ballymena

“Ballymena – The Creative Borough” is what greeted me as I went into the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena last Saturday, along with a chocolate box selection of creative activity from bands, to choirs, to resident artists and children’s arts activities. Of course I hadn’t stumbled upon the launch of the Creative Citizen’s Programme, I […]

Olympics legacy funding helps Voluntary Arts reach into Bristol

Olympics legacy funding helps Voluntary Arts reach into Bristol A new partnership with Superact means communities in and around Bristol are set to benefit from increased capacity at Voluntary Arts
Voluntary Arts, the organisation set up to promote participation in creative cultural activities, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Superact, to take on a new Bristol-based member of staff, thanks to funding from […]

Wales ‘Summer of Stories 2014′ launched at National Museum Cardiff

Wales ‘Summer of Stories 2014′ launched at National Museum Cardiff From June to September this year, people across Wales can find new opportunities to immerse themselves in the living heritage of Welsh storytelling, as part of Summer of Stories 2014.
This new initiative, of which Voluntary Arts Wales is part, will raise awareness of the importance of storytelling in many aspects of our lives. It will […]

Guide for venues to get involved with Voluntary Arts Week

Guide for venues to get involved with Voluntary Arts Week Dates: 9 – 18 May 2014
Do you run, work at or volunteer at a venue? Would you like to connect with local groups and get involved in Voluntary Arts Week?
Then download our handy ‘Guide for Venues‘ to help you make the most of this year’s Voluntary Arts Week. 
There are lots of exciting ways your venue […]

Social Media Tip: 3 Twitter lesson to be learnt from the Oscars

Social Media Tip:  3 Twitter lesson to be learnt from the Oscars This year’s Oscars will be memorable for many different reasons. For example, for the most epic selfie in the history of Twitter or for poor Leo not winning the Oscar. Again!
More than this, the Oscars can definitely teach some very important lessons about tweaking your Twitter performance. Let’s take a look!
Small mistakes can be magnified As weird as it may […]
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.