Put a creative date in your diary this May...
Voluntary Arts Week takes place each May, in cities, towns and villages across the UK and Republic of Ireland. It’s a chance for people to get creative – sharing what they already do, or trying something new for the first time.
Creativity comes in many forms, from music and singing or visual art and craft to digital art and even cooking or gardening. However you choose to express yourself, you can take part in Voluntary Arts Week between 6-15 May 2016.
Already part of a creative cultural group or busy getting creative on your own? Then find out how you can get involved in Voluntary Arts Week here.
Looking for something new to try? Then search for events in your area here.
Part of a creative group or organisation? Be part of the action by sharing your activity and reaching out to new people. This could simply be by listing your regular meet-up if it falls between 6-15 May, and making it welcoming to newcomers. Or you could put on a special event to attract new audiences or participants.
Why get involved in Voluntary Arts Week?
• You could engage more people in your activities
• Raise your group’s profile locally and possibly nationally
• Benefit from some additional free publicity
• Help boost awareness of how good getting creative makes you feel
• Have fun and be part of something bigger
Looking for ideas on the kind of event you could run? Or need some practical guidance on how to organise, publicise and register your event? Visit the Get Involved page for information, advice and inspiration.
Looking for an overview of Voluntary Arts Week and the different ways you and/or your group can take part? Download the Voluntary Arts Briefing ‘How to get involved in Voluntary Arts Week’ and share with other members of your group or print it out to take along to your next meeting.
Find out more about Voluntary Arts Week and get in touch – click here.