Area: Scotland-wide
Deadline: 3 April 2017

How could you creatively explore the Mind & Body theme during Voluntary Arts Festival, 5-14 May 2017? You could:

  • Try knitting a neuron or brain hat? 
  • Learn some body anatomy through yoga and life drawing? 
  • Explore happiness and singing through a choir concert or discussion? 

And much more besides . . .

Community groups across Scotland are invited to apply for small grants of up to £150, to help support free local events exploring the Mind & Body theme through:

  • visual arts
  • theatre
  • biology
  • photography
  • knitting
  • neuroscience
  • food
  • circus
  • dance
  • pottery
  • psychology

 . . . or whatever else you can imagine!

The Mind & Body theme is being run in partnership with the Fun Palaces campaign, celebrating “Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist”. Events that build on your skills and passions whilst experimenting with something new, across the arts and sciences are particularly welcome.

Application is by a brief online form, video submission or phone discussion. 

Click here for more information and to apply.

Or download the hard copy here.

Find out more about the Fun Palaces Ambassador scheme here, or get in touch with Lewis Hou, 'Scientist in Residence' with any queries or questions on email:, tel: 07813 743662 or on Twitter: @fiddlebrain.

@VAScotland | @funpalaces