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Voluntary Arts Epic Awards


Closing date: 11th January 2018
Entries are now open for the 2018 Epic Awards programme. Run by Voluntary Arts, the annual awards programme supports voluntary arts across the UK and Ireland, and ADUK have supported the programme each year by offering organisational membership to the winners in each national category.

Epic Awards 2018 is your chance to have your creative group or initiative recognised with a moment in the spotlight at our annual awards celebrating excellence in the voluntary arts sector. You have until Thursday 11 January 2018 to get your entries in, so start thinking of what makes your entry particularly epic and get to work. Go to: voluntary and look for the link under ‘Your Creativity’ for further information.1. 2. The #BigConversation closes on 30 NovAnyone can share their creative activities with us and win a new tablet!

Voluntary Arts launched the Big Conversation 2017 in October, aiming to capture the scale of creative participation across the nations. As the voice of a huge and diverse sector involving millions of people who regularly participate in creative activities, we are beginning a new, annual consultation to gauge the scale, mood and requirements of these groups and individuals.

The Big Conversation has already attracted almost 1,000 responses from across the UK and Ireland and will provide invaluable information on how, where and why people are taking part in creative activities, or indeed, why they are not. It is a chance for everyone to share what they do, what they would like to do, what assistance or guidance they feel they need and how Voluntary Arts can better support and represent their interests.

The initial survey is available at voluntary conversation and takes only 4 minutes. It is open to anyone to complete – regardless of occupation, location, age or experience of creative activities. One lucky participant will also win a brand new Amazon Fire 7 tablet as a thank you for taking part.