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  • Call for input on voluntary groups arising from community arts initiatives

    Voluntary Arts Wales is working with ArtWorks Cymru to complete some scoping work as part of its Putting Down Roots project, looking at the potential participants of professional-led community arts initiatives to go on and set up their own independent ...

  • Culture Guides - increasing access to creative cultural activities

    A major goal of cultural policy is to ensure free and equal access to art and culture experiences for all citizens – experiences that can enliven and enlighten people, changing their lives for the better, with positive implications for both ...

  • Criminal records portability comes into effect

    From 17 June 2013, for an annual subscription of £13, individuals that apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check can keep their DBS certificate up to date and take it with them from role to role within the same ‘workforce’ – where t...


  • Help shape the future of the Big Lottery Fund

    Big Lottery Fund (BLF) has awarded funds to many outstanding projects all over the UK which have made a fantastic difference. But it wants to do more.
    From now until July 2014, it is inviting people to add their voice to a UK-wide conversation ar...

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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.