Super Slow Way are delighted to support voluntary arts groups in Pennine Lancashire by providing 25 grants for organisations to hold events as part as Voluntary Arts Week 2016
Super Slow Way are delighted to support voluntary arts groups in Pennine Lancashire by providing 25 grants for organisations to hold events as part as Voluntary Arts Week 2016.
Voluntary Arts Week, run by Voluntary Arts with support from Spirit of 2012, is a week-long series of events showcasing the nation’s creativity. Running from May 6th – 15th the programme is made up of a wide variety of creative and cultural events run by groups and organisations across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
To help groups hold an event during Voluntary Arts Week, Voluntary Arts England is inviting volunteer-led groups in East Lancashire to pitch for one a £100 grant. The events must aim to engage new participants or volunteers in their activity.
The first Voluntary Arts Week took place in Scotland in May 2011 and following its success has been rolled out across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Last year saw over 400 events take place involving 53,000 people, many of whom were attending a voluntary arts event for the first time.
Any group can register an event. Previous years have seen everything from open rehearsals and one-off performances, to creative taster sessions, CraftBombs (eye-catching outdoor installations), music and song Flashmobs and ‘Woollen Woods’ featuring woolly creations exhibited in forests.
Laraine Winning, Up for Arts Project Director and Arts Development Coordinator (England) said: “Voluntary Arts Week aims to put creative volunteer-led groups across the UK & ROI in the spotlight so that local communities are aware of the rich cultural offer right on their doorstep. Coming together during the week is great fun and an opportunity for the groups to gain new members and for the participants to learn new skills.
“The idea behind the Microfund is to help cultural groups cover the cost of putting on a public event during Voluntary Arts Week, enabling them to engage more participants in their activities, so they can be more sustainable in the long-term.”
Laurie Peake, Director of Super Slow Way said: “We are very pleased to be supporting Voluntary Arts in Pennine Lancashire and hope that our contribution can help engage more people in creating, taking part and developing their practice.”