Taking place from 12 – 20 May, Voluntary Arts Week highlights the wonderful amateur arts and craft activity taking place throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Run by Voluntary Arts, the development agency for voluntary arts and crafts activity, the week is a great way to celebrate your achievements – and perhaps encourage others to join you.
The first ever Voluntary Arts Week took place in Scotland last year, and now it’s being rolled out across the whole of Britain and Ireland – so it’s time to start thinking of ways to get involved.
Thousands of arts, crafts and music groups meet up each week to enjoy themselves and bring their local communities together. Voluntary Arts Week is all about showing the rest of the nation what you can do! Your group could:
- put on a special show;
- hold a celebratory exhibition;
- invite people to an open rehearsal;
- run a taster session;
- take your art or craftform out into the public domain (such as a shopping centre)
- or simply badge an event you’ve already planned with ‘Voluntary Arts Week’
There is a link to Voluntary Arts Week on the Useful Links page