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Nominations are open for the Hearts for the Arts Awards 2018

We are delighted to report that ADUK is partnering with the National Campaign for the Arts and UK Theatres in the 2017/18 Hearts for the Arts Awards programme. Other partners include the LGA, What Next? and Culture Counts.

The National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards celebrate the work of Councils, […]

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Launch of Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations report

The report into the first phase of the Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations is now online. Rethinking Relationships is a report from the first phase of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations. The report, which was produced following extensive research and collaboration with those working within […]

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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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Sponsor a young person to attend the RawFfest

ADUK are the lead organisation in a major national youth festival taking place in Wales called RawFfest. RawFfest will offer a festival which is curated and programmes by young people and for young people between the ages of 14 and 25 from Wales and across the UK. We are offering a residential programme that offers […]

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Please sign the EBacc parliamentary petition

The Bacc for the Future campaign team have instigated an official Parliamentary petition asking the Department for Education (DfE) to include expressive arts in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – it has been signed by over 75,500 people and needs to accumulate 100,000 signatures by 9th May in order to ensure that the EBacc will be […]

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Arts Development UK Members Survey 2015

We would like you to help us improve our services, so we’d be grateful if you’d find the time to fill in our Members Survey for 2015. As an extra incentive, we’re running a prize draw with the offer of a free place at one of our National Seminars in 2016 (only completed questionnaires will […]

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Our Cultural Commons

Jane Wilson, Chair of AD:uk

Our Cultural Commons is inviting leading thinkers from the cultural and related fields to provide comment and provocation to help stimulate discussion. This month Jane Wilson, Chair of Arts Development UK talks about the importance of cultural expression and the role of local authorities and the state in holding […]

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Epic Awards

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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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 […]

Full story…Epic Awards 2015 nominations opening soon

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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