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Art-Age Conference, Utrecht

From Sunday to Wednesday I was in Utrecht in the Netherlands for the Art-Age Conference. Art-Age is our European Union Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme partnership project looking at arts-based learning and active ageing. 305 more words


Understanding Everyday Participation

On Tuesday I was be in London for a meeting of the partners in the AHRC Connected Communities Everyday Participation research project. It was very interesting to hear from the researchers who have been conducting the project’s first door-to-door interviews, in Cheetham Hill, Manchester and Broughton in Salford. 103 more words


Discussing diversity with Arts Council England

On Wednesday I was in London to meet Amanda Roberts, Director of Diversity at Arts Council England, with colleagues from our partner organisations Voice 4 Change and Black & Ethnic Minority Arts (BEMA). 156 more words


Cultural Value Project Advisory Group meeting

On Tuesday I was in London for a meeting of the AHRC Cultural Value Project Advisory Group. The project leader, Professor Geoffrey Crossick, gave us a report on the second funding call which resulted in 26 awards to support critical reviews and expert workshops exploring a variety of aspects of cultural value. 79 more words


2014 Epic Awards Winners' Reception at Platform Arts in Glasgow

On Wednesday evening I hosted the 2014 Epic Awards Winners’ Reception at Platform Arts in Glasgow. Delegates from the Voluntary Arts Scotland conference were joined by Epic Award winners and runners-up from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. 338 more words


Voluntary Arts Scotland Conference 'Culture, creativity and you: why making matters'

On Wednesday I was at Platform Arts in Easterhouse, Glasgow for the Voluntary Arts Scotland Conference ‘Culture, creativity and you: why making matters’. Delegates were brought to the conference from the centre of Glasgow by bus with local historian Douglas McCreadie explaining the history and culture of the area. 538 more words


Community Games

On Monday I was in Birmingham to meet Nikki Enoch, the National Manager of Community Games (a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games). 208 more words