Creative Network

In March, Voluntary Arts launched #CreativeNetwork - a series of online get-togethers open to anyone involved in arts, culture and creativity in order to connect and collaborate in unusual times. Facilitating these conversations has enabled people from across the UK and Ireland to talk with others, develop ideas and projects, and find sustainable ways forward in changing circumstances.

Each weekday morning we meet each other via Zoom between 9:30am and 10:30am. Join any session by clicking the 'Join' link below.

Monday 13 July

#CreativeNetwork - Children and Young People

Discussing the importance of the arts for children and young people.

Tuesday 14 July

#CreativeNetwork - Ireland

Wednesday 15 July 

#CreativeNetwork - Local Leadership

Thursday 16 July

#CreativeNetwork - West Yorkshire

Discussing how to sustain and merge digital activities as restrictions are eased. 

Friday 17 July

#CreativeNetwork - Devon


If you have any additional accessibility requirements for Zoom meetings, please contact us at [email protected] in advance and we will do our best to make sessions inclusive for everyone.


Follow @voluntaryarts on social media and use #CreativeNetwork to continue conversations and share your thoughts. We've also made a Facebook group to sustain the conversation.

#CreativeNetwork Clips

See clips of previous guests on the #CreativeNetwork on our YouTube playlist, including Darren Henley (Arts Council England), Baroness Deborah Bull (Kings College London), Hilary Carty (Clore Leadership), Nick Capaldi (Arts Council Wales), Gary Cameron (Creative Scotland) and Baroness Beeban Kidron (5Rights).

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