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  • What Works Centre for Wellbeing call for research input The What Works Centre for Wellbeing have announced an evidence call for Grey Literature for a systematic review of the wellbeing outcomes of music and singing in adults and the processes by which wellbeing outcomes are achieved. By grey literature it means “literature that is not formally published in sources such as books or journal articles” ...
  • DCMS launches The Culture White Paper Today, 23 March 2016, the Department for Culture Media & Sport have launched the first White Paper for culture for more than 50 years. Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, launched the paper at an event in the Southbank Centre, London along with Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England; ...
  • AHRC Cultural Value Project The Arts and Humanities Research Council has today published ‘Understanding the value of arts and culture’ by Professor Geoffrey Crossick and Dr Patrycja Kaszynska – the final report of the AHRC’s three-year Cultural Value Project. The report looks at how we think about the value of the arts and culture to individuals and society, and ...

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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