Last Chance to Take Part in National Voluntary Arts Survey Mapping Scotland's Largest Arts Sector

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Every week throughout Scotland, thousands of people meet up to sing, dance, paint, act, knit, sew – and the many other activities the arts and crafts have to offer. These people play a vital role in their communities, boosting the local economy, providing cultural pursuits and increasing mental and physical wellbeing.

In order for the people holding the purse strings to know just what a valuable asset they have in the amateur arts sector, Voluntary Arts Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council Arts Development Team are conducting the first ever National Voluntary Arts Survey. We want to know who is out there, what they’re doing, where they’re doing it and who they’re doing it with!

As a thank you, we’re giving everybody that takes part in the survey a small gift, and entering groups into a prize draw to win £300 in cash, with three £50 runner-up prizes.

People can fill in the survey online at www.vascotland.org.uk/15542 or can request a hard copy from research@vascotland.org.uk or tel: 0131 225 7355.  The deadline is fast approaching as we are asking people to answer the survey by 30 September 2011.

Notes to Editors:

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland supports and promotes participation in the arts and crafts. Its website www.vascotland.org.uk is packed with free useful resources for the voluntary arts sector, and it regularly advocates on behalf of the arts and on the importance of participation. Fiona Campbell, Executive Officer of Voluntary Arts Scotland is available for interview. Please email fiona@vascotland.org.uk or tel: 0131 225 7355.
  • Aberdeenshire Council Arts Development Team works with a broad range of people to strengthen the arts sector and creative industries, while increasing participation in the arts. It offers funding advice, training, commissioning advice, arts project development, links the arts to education and supports the voluntary sector. More information can be found at www.aberdeenshirearts.org.uk

Contact: Cassandra Barron
Phone: 0131 225 9790
Email: research@vascotland.org.uk
Website: http://www.vascotland.org.uk

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