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Jane Wilson, Chair of AD:uk

Our Chair, Jane Wilson has written a major feature this week in Arts Professional stating that a voice within the local authority, able to talk from a position of knowledge about the role of arts and culture, is crucial.

As more and more local authorities reduce funding and staffing […]

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Tickets are now on sale for RawFfest 2017

17th – 20th August 2017

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Tickets are now on sales for RawFfest, the national youth arts festival for Wales, which will take place at Venue Cymru and other locations in Llandudno from 17 to 20 August 2017. This is the first time this festival has taken place in North Wales. The festival […]

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ADUK Crowdfunder Campaign: Sponsor a young person to attend the RawFfest

Buxon Festival

ADUK is the lead organisation in a major national youth festival taking place in Wales called RawFfest. RawFfest takes place this year from 17th – 20th August at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, North Wales. It offers a festival which is curated and programmed by young people and for young people between the […]

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RawFfest 2016

Original, quirky and daring, RawFfest showcases the best of youth arts today. It is planned and programmed by young people for young people. The first festival will take place from 18th – 21st August in Newport. More details on our lovely new website here: http://www.rawffest.wales/

Cultural Commissioning Toolkits

The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources on cultural commissioning for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS and others wanting to work with arts and cultural providers. A range of toolkits are available on specific areas at: • Cultural […]

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Epic Awards 2015 nominations opening soon

From singing to knitting, theatre to painting, across the UK and Republic of Ireland over 60,000 volunteer-led amateur groups provide regular opportunities for people to take part in local creative cultural activities – the Epic Awards celebrate their achievements. The Epic Awards are run by Voluntary Arts, the UK and Republic of Ireland organisation set […]

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Being Creatively Active: Beyond the Selfie Project

Looked-after children have been expressing themselves in a unique project to improve their wellbeing via creativity – and now everyone can see their work as it’s on display in Pontypridd.

The beautiful photograph collage made by the young people in their Beyond the Selfie project is being shown in the window of an unused shop […]

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Voluntary Arts Week – the countdown begins

This year’s Voluntary Arts Week will take place from 9 to 18 May – so it’s time to think about how you could get involved! Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity. It’s a way of showcasing what’s already happening across the UK and Republic of Ireland – and encouraging others to […]

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Norwich Fringe Festival launches

 

Just a quick post to let eastern region members know that Norwich Fringe Festival is starting in Saturday 5 October and running till the 19th October, alongside Norwich Sound and Vision, a three-day music and media industry convention and music festival and the Norfolk and Norwich Architects Festival. There’s also Norfolk Black History […]

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The Epic Awards are open for nominations

The Epic Awards are an initiative of Voluntary Arts, and since 2010 have been shining a light on the diversity of amateur arts and crafts activity. The 2014 Epic Awards are now open for entry, and AD:uk are once more offering a free one-year membership to all 4 award winners for 2014. From singing to […]

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