From 15 to 24 May 2015, Voluntary Arts Week will celebrate creative activity across the UK and Republic of Ireland – and all cultural groups are invited to join in. Whether you’re part of a choir, knitting group, drama company or amateur orchestra – anyone who gets creative purely for the love of it can take part in Voluntary Arts Week and benefit from some extra publicity. The idea behind the week is to showcase current activity and encourage newcomers to join in. There are lots of ways to get involved. More details on this are online.
Your Voluntary Arts Week event doesn’t have to be costly and shouldn’t see your group out of pocket. That said, we understand that opening up your activity to new people can come with additional costs, so Voluntary Arts has set up some small funding pots that are now welcoming applications from groups based in South West England (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Isle of Wight)
Each fund varies and awards range from £50 to £250. This money can be used to cover costs relating to furthering engagement with your Voluntary Arts Week event.
Guidelines and information on each fund are online
Deadline for groups based in Wiltshire is 23 March 2015