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  • Welsh Government Deputy Minister refocuses the arts debate on active participation On Thursday 12 February 2015, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates AM, gave a groundbreaking address to the Arts Council of Wales national annual conference, ‘Risking Delight – the arts as a resource for hope’, in which he shifted the debate on public policy for the arts to the core of Voluntary ...
  • Warwick Commission Report endorses Our Cultural Commons On the evening of 17 February 2015, ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth – The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value’ was published. Read about the Report and Voluntary Arts joint response with 64 Million Artists and Fun Palaces In it, the Commission endorses Our Cultural Commons, the major new initiative ...
  • Response to the Warwick Commission Report #EveryoneCreative Radically Democratising the Arts – A Cultural Grassroots #EveryoneCreative In a joint statement with partner organisations 64 Million Artists and Fun Palaces, Voluntary Arts has issued a reponse to ‘Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth – The 2015 Report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value’, which was published on 17 February 2015. Extracts ...

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 ...

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