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  • Nesta & NCVO Survey on Charity Crowdfunding Nesta and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) are undertaking a research survey to better understand the opportunities and challenges faced by charities, social enterprises and community groups who want to use crowdfunding platforms to raise funds. The short online survey explores the awareness, perception and usage of crowdfunding among these groups. If you work ...
  • Creative Future’s ‘Fair Access to the Arts’ Research Report Creative Future has recently completed Arts Council England funded research into the barriers marginalised and disabled artists face when accessing mainstream arts opportunities. To download the full report click here or if you would prefer to read a short summary, you can view a Prezi (an animated infographic) here or read the Executive Summary (pages 5-13) ...
  • Why Volunteering Matters – the Case for Change Read on to find out more about the Scottish Volunteering Forum and why we are campaigning to make volunteering accessible to all . . . Currently approximately 1.3 million adults in Scotland volunteer, which includes those who organise creative cultural activity, but some individuals and groups find it hard to access volunteering opportunities or just haven’t even considered it as an ...

Consultations

  • VAW respond to Arts Council of Wales’ Inspire consultation Voluntary Arts Wales responded to the Arts Council of Wales’ recent consultation ‘Inspire – our strategy for Creativity and the Arts in Wales’.   Read what we have to say here VAW Inspire Arts Council of Wales strategy consultation response    We have a Policy Group which meets three or four times a year to discuss issues of interest and / or concern ...

Research reports

  • ‘Pathways’ report maps culture in Perth & Kinross Commissioned by Voluntary Arts Scotland, the ‘Pathways’ project explored voluntary arts activity in Perth and Kinross, and how connected the groups, venues and national organisations are. The resulting report has now been completed by Kirkhill Associates, and is available to view here. Supported by Creative Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council, the main findings from this research pilot ...

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