Applications for the 2017 Epic Awards are now open.
Created by Voluntary Arts, the awards allow local community organisations, using the arts and creativity as part of their engagement mission, to apply.
‘Voluntary Arts works with local creative cultural groups, voluntary sector organisations, arts councils and local and national government, to help increase opportunities for creative participation – and support those who have already discovered the benefits of taking part.
The Epic Awards celebrate the achievement of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland, by recognising the skill, innovation and hard work that goes into their activities’.
The deadline for applications is Friday 31st December 2016.
Source: http://www.voluntaryarts.org/epicawards/about-epic-awards/ Accessed: 31.10.2016
Voluntary Arts estimate that nearly half the adult population of the UK are involved in the vouluntary arts and crafts movement. They might include music, dance, drama, literature, visual arts, festivals and so on.
The voluntary arts are defined as ‘…those arts and crafts that people undertake for self-improvement, social networking and leisure, but not primarily for payment’.
So, whatever the context of your project, community group, or social enterprise why not nominate them for an award. Being recognised as a good thing is great for the journey, both as individuals and as a group.
(Why not a creative gardening category in 2017? …Ed).