Arts Council England is working with the BBC to
promote the Big Dance and on Saturday 22nd July there will be a special
programme on BBC 1 showcasing events taking place across the country, dance
record breaking attempts and live coverage of a mass dance spectacular in
Trafalgar Square. Regional BBC
radio will also be organising participatory events in the
Dance Sides and groups should start to lobby their local radio stations
NOW! 1d x
Anyone can take part in the Big Dance and Arts
Council are hoping to encourage as many individuals and organisations as
possible involved in dance to register any dance activity they may be doing
that week on the Big Dance web pages.
This can be activity already happening or activity you might want to
develop specifically for the Big Dance. Through registering you will be able
to brand your activity as a Big Dance event and participate in this nationwide
When you register you will receive promotional
material and a listing on the regional page of the Arts Council website. Even
if you don't have an event to register you can sign up for updates on what
will be happening near you. The
following link will take you to the Big Dance homepage:
Local Authority Arts Officers - all in one
Voluntary Arts England is pleased to announce that
the regional web-pages now have a comprehensive list of the Local Authority
Arts Officers in England.
It has been a bone of contention for some time
amongst voluntary arts groups that there isn't one place from which to get a
comprehensive list of Officers - but VAE has filled that gap by making the
details available on the regional pages.
Just click into your region from the homepage and
then choose the 'arts officers' option from the left-hand menu bar.
As it has taken some time to compile the list, please
help us to keep it up to date by emailing info_at_vaengland_dot_org_dot_uk
if you know of
any changes we should be aware of.
Russell Commission Charity 'V' Launched
area - UK
deadline - 9 June 2006
The charity to promote youth volunteering,
established due to the findings of the Russell Commission, has recently
'V' has two pots of money now open for applications.
The first is to create new youth volunteering opportunities which are either
part-time, full-time or short-term tasters, and the second to host a
two-person team made up of a youth volunteer development manager and a youth
volunteer adviser. All except for short-term tasters (with a deadline of 23
June) have an 'expression of interest stage' deadline of 9 June.
To find out more about the charity and the funding
pots please see the website:
HLF Young Roots Programme
area - UK
The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots programme has
invested more than £11m in young people’s projects over the last three years
and is currently open to applications. Young Roots grants are designed
specifically for young people aged between 13 and 20 to get involved with
heritage. Any not for profit group can apply and the HLF is happy to give
advice with applications and information about their other funding schemes.
There is no deadline and you can expect to have a decision within three months
of submitting the application.
area - London
Salaam Music Village Festival 2006 – A Celebration of
Arts & Culture from the Islamic World
The Music Village Festival is Europe’s longest
running Festival of World Cultures.
For over 20 years the Festival programme of free admission concerts,
schools activities, exhibitions, workshops and talks has provided tens of
thousands of people from all walks of life with positive and informed
experiences of cultural traditions from over 60 countries.
Seeking volunteers to join the team, and assist in
the following areas:
-Helping us in the office with the press campaign
(sending out free tickets, data entry, flyering gigs and venues)
-Helping to set up sites/venues, and assisting with
the clear-up after the event
-Being a visible point of information/direction for
-General stewarding duties.
-Assisting with the sale of festival CD and
-Assisting with the distribution/collection of
-Being supportive and flexible throughout – and above
all, enjoying being part of the
If you would like to join the team, and receive more
details about exact event dates and times, please contact Ulli Meinke
T: 020 7841 0500
Salaam Music Village 2006 is produced by Cultural
Co-operation, Registered Charity No: 801111.
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