Cultural Playing Field

Culture and the arts within European Year of Volunteering 2011 by Robin Simpson
September 2, 2011, 11:07 am
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On Wednesday I spoke to Michael Blake at Arts & Business who is leading the Culture & the Arts theme within European Year of Volunteering 2011 in England. Arts & Business is planning four key components of this work: there will be 6 ‘speed-dating’ events to match potential volunteers with arts organisations; ‘cultural ambassadors’ will be appointed to spread the word about volunteering; there will be celebratory events in London; and Arts & Business will develop volunteering toolkits for arts organisations or signpost to existing resources. We discussed this last point in detail in relation to the toolkit Voluntary Arts England is developing with Volunteering England as part of our Volunteering in the Arts project (funded by Arts Council England). We agreed to work together on this and to focus on trying to make existing volunteering advice and information more accessible for arts organisations rather than creating new resources.

Robin Simpson.

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