Voluntary Arts Ireland

Voluntary Arts Ireland is a charity working across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to promote participation in arts and crafts.

Our mission is to promote and support participation in arts and crafts as a route to personal development, community cohesion, social regeneration and fun.

Our focus is on:

  • Voluntary Arts Groups - as the largest, most sustainable provider of hands-on arts.
  • Those not participating - to promote equality, diversity, social inclusion and active citizenship.

Our functions are:

  • Strategic Leadership - act as a catalyst for development
  • Participation Support - develop and connect groups to support systems
  • Advocacy - champion voluntary arts and enhance their influence.

The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) links Voluntary Arts Ireland to sister organisations for England, Scotland and Wales, providing a powerful lobbying voice.

Interested in our work - some things to do now:
VISIT https://www.voluntaryarts.org/ and:

  • Find out more about us
  • Sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter
  • Register as a supporter (full details on site)
  • Read/download our publications including the VAN Briefing Series - a set of 2-4 page briefings covering a comprehensive range of organisational issues tailored for the voluntary cultural sector.

Contact Information: 

Voluntary Arts Ireland
Street Within, Derry-Londonderry BT48 6PU

tel: 028 7127 2501 (from UK) or 048 7127 2501 (from RoI)


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