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SONIG Youth Music Industries Young Promoters Network

Young people in Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council are benefitting from the Families First-funded SONIG Youth Music Industry programmes’ Young Promoters Network (YPN). The YPN offers young people aged 14 to 25 who have a love of music unique opportunities to experience careers in the live entertainment and creative industries. It aims to share […]

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Our Cultural Commons: a joint initiative from ADUK & Voluntary Arts

Working in collaboration with Arts Development UK, Voluntary Arts is seeking a consultant on a freelance basis to undertake some initial mapping and scoping to lay the ground for a major national conversation. At the end of September 2014, the two UK-wide organisations that specifically support and represent local creative cultural activity, Voluntary Arts and […]

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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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The role of culture & leisure in improving health & wellbeing

Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) have published a guidance document that aims to help commissioners and providers of culture and leisure services in England understand and engage more effectively and collaboratively with this key agenda. The report has been commissioned through the National Leisure and Culture Forum (NLCF) and has been supported by […]

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Strengthening the argument for the economic impact of the arts

The latest figures estimating the composition of the UK’s creative economy and the financial performance of the creative industries are shining a clearer light on the economic impact of the arts. Using new criteria developed following a 2012 study by Nesta to classify the activities of the different parts of the creative industries, the Creative […]

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Creative Arts Programme Changes Lives

An inspiring new arts programme is changing the lives of vulnerable adults and children alike by getting them creatively active. “Being Creatively Active” is aninnovative scheme that makes use of the arts to improve the wellbeing of looked-after children and adults living with dementia. The programme funded by the Arts Council for Wales, aims to […]

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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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Don’t be Afraid to Sing – a session for all those working with older people in care and residential settings

Don’t be afraid to sing! Monday 2nd September, 2pm- 5pm (latest). The Studio, Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

A session for all those working with older people in care and residential settings. Singing has many health benefits: it can help to combat loneliness and isolation, and stimulates memory. Singing together can help mental and physical […]

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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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Taking Part Survey latest information

The third quartile for 2012/13 of the DCMS Taking Part Survey is now available. Statistics show that for cultural activity:

Nearly three quarters (73%) of adults visited a heritage site in the last year. This represents an increase of 3% since the survey began in 2005/06 as well as an increase (3%) since 2010/11. […]

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