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Policy and research news

  • Are you a living wage employer? The Living Wage Foundation supports, recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage Employers in the UK. The Living Wage Campaign was launched by members of London Citizens in 2001. The founders were parents in the East End of London, who wanted to remain in work, but found that despite working two or more minimum ...
  • Amateo creates European memorandum Voluntary Arts is a founding member of Amateo, the European network for active participation in cultural activities. In the light of the European elections 2014, the Board of Amateo has recently created a European memorandum addressed to European policy makers. This memorandum draws attention to the field of amateur arts as a core part of culture, ...
  • 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 the individual and society. These experiences can be particularly valuable for people from parts of society ...

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

  • 85% of 7 – 18 year olds in Wales attend an arts event once a year or more The Arts Council of Wales has released initial findings from the annual Children’s Omnibus Survey which explores the frequency by which 7-18 year olds attend and participate in arts activities in Wales.  During 2013, 85% of children and young people in Wales attended an arts event once a year or more.  This is an increase of 5 percentage ...
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.