Deadline: 27 March 2014, 5pm
In November 2013, Voluntary Arts secured a grant from the Big Lottery Fund/Spirit of 2012 Trust ‘Keeping the Spirit of 2012 Alive’ campaign which aims to inspire, engage, motivate and mobilise people across the UK to get involved in their community, to volunteer and to harness the collective spirit of 2012. Established with an endowment from the Big Lottery Fund, the Spirit of 2012 Trust aims to build both on the legacy of the London Games across the UK and to develop work to support and sustain community related activities up to and beyond Glasgow 2014.
Our Spirit of 2012 project will build on several existing Voluntary Arts initiatives, including Epic Awards, Voluntary Arts Week and our Volunteering in the Arts project. It also includes a programme of training and skills development and a scheme which will attempt to bridge the gap between professionally-led community arts activities and self-organised voluntary arts groups.
The Voluntary Arts England Development Officer South West has two key aspects:
- A specific local focus to deliver the objectives of our Spirit of 2012 project within Bristol and Somerset: this will involve developing an annual programme of activities and close working relationships within Bristol and Somerset, as well as undertaking appropriate outreach activities and events;
- A broader role to inspire and champion the role and contribution of the voluntary arts across the South West of England in order to promote participation in creative cultural activity.
– See more here.