Grants available for local groups

school children planting their fiber flowers at the launch of Arran Woolen Woods arts project
school children planting their fiber flowers at the launch of Arran Woolen Woods arts project

Groups based in Scotland wishing to take part in Voluntary Arts Week can apply for a £100 grant to help run their event.

Voluntary Arts Week is a week-long series of events showcasing the nations’ creativity. It runs between May 6 to 15 this year, with the programme made up of a wide variety of creative and cultural events run by groups and organisations of all shapes and sizes.

To help groups hold an event during Voluntary Arts Week, Voluntary Arts Scotland is inviting volunteer-led groups to pitch for one of 40 £100 grants. The events must aim to engage new participants or volunteers in their activity. This opportunity has been made possible with the support of the Spirit of 2012 trust.

There are no boundaries as to the type of cultural activity groups can register as part of this special Week. In previous years activity has included everything from open rehearsals and one-off performances, to creative taster sessions, CraftBombs (eye-catching outdoor crafty installations), music and song Flashmobs and ‘Woollen Woods’ featuring woolly creations exhibited in forests.

Further information is available at: www.voluntaryartsweek.org