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Voluntary Arts – promoting participation in creative cultural activity.
Voluntary Arts promotes, supports and celebrates participation in creative cultural activity. By providing information, advice and training, we help groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland provide opportunities for people to take part for the love of it.
Any list of activities we support will surely miss something – from Pirates of Penzance to Panto; Bhangra to Bollywood; Sewing to Sugarcraft; Guerilla Gardening to Grunge if it is creative, we want to help make sure it happens.
The organisation works with policy makers and politicians, lobbying for strong support for the cultural sector at national, international and local level as well as developing projects with partners to strengthen grassroots activity, and providing over 100 different briefing papers advising groups on a range of different issues.