News from Voluntary Arts

Search for Northern Ireland’s Undiscovered Talent Begins

Search for Northern Ireland’s Undiscovered Talent Begins #Loveto has teamed up with Culture Northern Ireland to launch UNDISCOVERED, a competition designed to find the as-of-yet unheard talent of Northern Ireland’s musical scene.
From buskers to bands, bedroom singers to choirs, all those who love music and love to sing are invited to share their voice.  Winners will be selected in three different categories: […]

Epic Awards opening for entries soon!

Epic Awards opening for entries soon! On 12 January 2015, the Epic Awards will open for nominations.
Once again, Voluntary Arts will be shining a huge spotlight on all the imaginative, innovative and inspiring activity carried out in the voluntary cultural sector.
Could your group be in the running this year? We’ll be selecting four different winners from England, Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland, […]

Share your passion with the world through our #LoveTo campaign

Share your passion with the world through our #LoveTo campaign What do you love to do? Sing? Dance? Paint? Cook?
Whatever your passion, however you choose to get creative, Voluntary Arts want to help you share it with the world – and maybe inspire others to find out for themselves.
Each month, we’ll pick a different topic for our #LoveTo campaign. So far we’ve had
#LovetoDANCE #LovetoDRAW #LovetoSING With many more to […]

‘A Creative Exchange’ – bringing arts groups and volunteers together

‘A Creative Exchange’ – bringing arts groups and volunteers together Looking to get creative in your spare time? Or are you in an arts group that’s keen to attract new people?
Then come along to . . .
‘A Creative Exchange‘
WHEN? Friday 5 December, 7 – 9pm
WHERE? The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BS
FREE – Just turn up! (arts groups please email to arrange a space)
Hosted by […]

Creative Links 2014

Creative Links 2014 Where: Nottinghamshire
Fancy getting creative during the festive season? Join in and make Creative Links across Nottinghamshire and beyond…
If you’re an individual, a volunteer or maybe part of an arts group, then get involved with our paper chains project. You can help to raise the awareness of your group, encourage creative participation and promote volunteer engagement. […]

Northern Ireland’s top pumpkins found

Northern Ireland’s top pumpkins found The #Loveto campaign has just concluded their inaugural “Best Pumpkin NI” competition, finding the best carved pumpkins from across Northern Ireland.  
Carving pumpkins is becoming more common place in NI with people getting ever more creative with their carvings.  With this in mind, #Loveto launched a nationwide search to find the best pumpkins […]

Cynrychiolwyr y Trydydd Sector yn cyfarfod y Gweinidog

Bydd Cyngor Partneriaeth y Trydydd Sector yn cwrdd ar 24 Tachwedd pan fydd Lesley Griffiths AC, y Gweinidog Cymunedau a Threchu Tlodi, yn y gadair am y tro cyntaf.
Mae yna eitemau pwysig iawn ar yr agenda, gan gynnwys:
polisi newydd Llywodraeth Cymru ar wirfoddoli sut y gall y Cyngor Partneriaeth weithio’n well yn y dyfodol i helpu […]

Culture Group discusses impact of funding cuts on local cultural activity

The first Welsh Government Culture Group to be Chaired by the new Deputy Minister responsible for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Ken Skates took place in Cardiff on 16 October 2014.
Voluntary Arts Wales has a seat at the table and this allows for the interests of the sector to be represented at Government level. The group brings […]

Commemorations ‘sew’ important to Lord Mayor

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor has been busy making an embroidered postcard as part of this year’s World War One commemorations.
Over the past year Up For Crafts, a local arts organisation, have engaged over 200 people from the Merseyside region, including Lord Mayor, Councillor Erica Kemp, to create embroidered postcards inspired by those sent back from the […]

Legal Graffiti wall opens in Derry-Londonderry for those who #LovetoDRAW

Legal Graffiti wall opens in Derry-Londonderry for those who #LovetoDRAW Mayor Brenda Stevenson today helped open the city’s first legal graffiti wall as part of #LovetoDRAW month.  Derry-Londonderry now joins other major cities across the world in having a legal wall for street artists to use.
The graffiti wall will be outside the Verbal Arts Centre, the key place for the written and spoken word in […]
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