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  • Singing is Good News for Care Homes “The regular inclusion of singing and live music activities in residential care homes can support positive responses to Care Quality Commission’s assessment questions,” says a new report. The report is part of an initiative entitled “A Choir in Every Care Home”, and is based on a year’s intensive work investigating the growing evidence for the benefits ...
  • Making Music publish new study on young people and music participation New research published by Making Music sheds new light on the obstacles amateur music groups face when attracting younger members. In a survey of 816 young people aged 15 to 35, 88% said that they didn’t feel they could commit taking part in a music group due to lack of time. Meanwhile almost half of young ...
  • APPG Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: Call for Practice Examples The All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG) is collaborating with King’s College London on an Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The Inquiry is seeking contributions to aid in its research into the health and wellbeing outcomes of arts and cultural activity. The APPG is co-chaired by Lord Howarth of Newport 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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