Voluntary Arts Week is all about celebrating creative participation and inspiring more people to discover the joy of taking part.
So whether your an arts group or an individual, there are lots of ways to get involved . . .
Organise an Event – If you’re a creative group, or an organisation that runs any kind of creative activity, you could invite people to join you during Voluntary Arts Week (6-15 May 2016). Host a special ‘come and try’ workshop, open rehearsal or group exhibition – then open your doors to newcomers. Click here for event ideas and practical advice on how to started.
List an event – Whether it’s a special one-off event created especially for Voluntary Arts Week, or your regular event which just happens to fall between 6-15 May, list it on the Voluntary Arts Week website and benefit from free extra publicity! List your event here so we can help spread the word.
Find an Event – Fancy trying something new? Search the Voluntary Arts Week website and see what’s happening near you from 6 – 15 May – then put a creative date in your diary! Events are added all the time in the run up to Voluntary Arts Week, so it’s wort checking back. Sign up to the Voluntary Arts Week enews to keep up-to-date!
Want to put on an event but not sure where to start? Check out our range of event toolkits for ideas, inspiration and practical advice . . .
Love knitting, sewing, crocheting and other crafty fun? Then why not organise a CraftBomb to help launch Voluntary Arts Week in your area? Find out more and download the CraftBomb Toolkit here.
Whether your passion is singing, dancing, music, amateur dramatics, circus skills or spoken word – step outside your usual rehearsal space and surprise your local community with a pop-up performance this Voluntary Arts Week. Find out more and download the Flashmob toolkit here.
Create a nature-inspired woolly display in a woodland near you. Find out more and download the Woollen Woods toolkit here.
Making Music is encouraging music groups across the land to stage ‘come and try’ events during Voluntary Arts Week. Download this helpful ‘Come and Play/Sing’ Toolkit‘, which has lots of practical advice and ideas on how to get started and share the joy of making music this May.
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.