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  • 5th Alliance Française Photography Award – Call for Submissions Submissions now open for the 5th Alliance Française Photography Award in collaboration with the Fondation Alliance Française, Paris. Submission deadline: Saturday 15 November 2014 Submissions are being sought from photographers, aged 18 and over, of all nationalities living in Ireland and Northern Ireland, to enter a national and international photography competition. The theme of the competition is “Climate, state ...
  • Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement 6th – 15th November 2014 Echo Echo Festival of Dance & Movement returns for a second edition with an outstanding programme of performances: legendary Russian company Do-Theatre, unusual participatory performance work by Shannon Cooney, acclaimed US duo casebolt and smith, two evenings of Short Works featuring local and international guests, and new work for younger audiences by German company Tanzfuchs and by Derry-based Echo Echo ...
  • National Campaign for the Arts: Letter to Minister for Budget 2015 & Have Your Say! The National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) have written a pre-Budget 2015 letter to the Minister for the Arts, asking her to protect arts spending, to ensure transparency in arts decision-making and to seek the sector’s input into the development of a National Arts Policy. You can read it here.    You too can have your say. Write ...

News from Voluntary Arts

  • Help make some a-MAZE-ing beach art with #lovetoDRAW Porthaw Beach, Buncrana is set to be become a huge art piece this Friday, 17th October at 4pm as Artlink Buncrana with the help of local people will be creating a massive seaweed maze for #LovetoDRAW month. The creative team from Artlink are inviting local people to come along and help make the maze as well ...

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  • Press release: Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners 27 February 2014For immediate release  Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners  Voluntary arts achievement awarded at inspirational ceremony  A drumming group born out of the London 2012 Olympics; knitting project that transformed a Welsh town; arts festival that brought creativity to rural Scotland; and a group of poets who held recitals in their local park have all ...
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.