Our cultural life – first and last – is local

What can we do – as creative citizens –  to make these ‘cultural commons’ the life enhancing places we aspire to?

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Looking forward to the 2016 Arts Development UK Conference – a great programme and Our Cultural Commons featuring significantly………read more


Our Cultural Commons and Wellbeing – Voluntary Arts Ireland Chief Officer Kevin Murphy shares his thoughts on one of the emerging trends from the Northern Ireland roundtable discussion…….read more


Bringing home the right to cultural life – UCLG Culture Summit, March 2015. Voluntary Arts Scotland Director, Jemma Neville shares her thoughts…….read more


 ‘The Ecology of Culture’ – a report by John Holden, commissioned by the AHRC Cultural Value project has been published. Robin Simpson, Chief Executive Voluntary Arts welcomes his thinking about the interdependencies between the commercial, subsidised and amateur cultural sectors.…….read more


 Warwick Commission endorses Our Cultural Commons

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“I wholeheartedly welcome this important initiative that seeks to strengthen and support amateur participation in the arts at local level….” 

Vikki Heywood CBE, Chairman Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value and Chairman, RSA

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