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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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Our Big Gig: Biggest national celebration of music in communities to take place this summer

11th – 14th July

Our Big Gig, which takes place from 11th–14thJuly, will see the whole country celebrate and enjoy music, showcase new and existing talent and increase participation in music making. From school halls to concert halls-local communities and event organisers are being encouraged to get together, pick up instruments […]

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Epic Awards open to amateur arts & crafts groups

The Epic Awards 2013 are open to all amateur art and craft groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland and they are free to enter. The search is on to find winners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who can demonstrate that they have achieved something Epic – whether that’s improving life in their […]

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Epic Awards open to amateur arts & crafts groups

Voluntary Arts is proud to announce that the Epic Awards 2013 are now open for entries. The Epic Awards are open to all amateur art and craft groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland and they are free to enter. The search is on to find winners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who […]

Full story…Epic Awards open to amateur arts & crafts groups