Event to help develop arts and crafts groups

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ARTS and crafts groups in Fife are being invited to attend a free event to learn how to encourage more people to take part in their activities.

From choirs to knitting circles, amateur dramatics groups to art clubs – this event is for any organisation which takes part in the arts for the love of it, and would like more people to join them.

Taking place at Rothes Hall, Glenrothes, next month Make a Splash! is a new venture which aims to help more people participate in the arts and crafts.

Run by Voluntary Arts Scotland, the information and training event is also backed by a small funding programme. So people can apply for between £250 – £2,000 to try something new to get people involved – or plug a gap in their area with the art or craft form they love.

Fiona Campbell, Executive Officer at Voluntary Arts Scotland said: “I’m really pleased that we are able to offer this opportunity for groups in Fife to take time to think about how they can get more people involved in their arts and crafts activities. Especially as we know that taking part in the arts brings so many benefits, and is so much fun!”

Make a Splash! is a strand of ‘People Making Waves’, part of The Scottish Project which will create a cultural legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games in Scotland.

Make a Splash! is on Thursday, November 3 from 6.30 – 8.30pm, with a free buffet available at 6pm. Book your free place at www.vascotland.org.uk/makeasplash or by e-mailing makeasplash@vascotland.org.uk or calling 0131 225 7355.