An invitation to event volunteer training

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Would you like to volunteer at community art events but not sure what it might entail? If so, Ideas Test would like to invite you to a free volunteer training opportunity to help you help them find out more about the people coming along to their arts events.

Ask the audience

It will take place at Swale CVS in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne on Monday, July 14th from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Ages from 14 upwards are welcome and expenses will be covered.

For all activities, particularly publicly funded art ones, knowing who comes to events and takes part in activities is crucial to making sure we involve the whole community, and important for feeding back to funders and sponsors.

The session will be run by The Audience Agency, specialists in training fieldworkers – especially volunteers attached to projects – to get the most useful feedback from audiences and participants. This session will look at asking people the right questions, in a variety of ways, from surveys to vox pops. We hope this will provide an opportunity for people in the local community to volunteer and to learn useful new skills.

If you’d like to take part, download and complete the application form and email it to: to reserve your place.

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Free funding workshop for music and family arts

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Dulcie Alexander and Kevin Grist, Relationship Managers for the Arts Council, will be presenting a free workshop and funding surgery on Tuesday, June 24th at the Brook Theatre, Chatham.

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You’re invited to meet them and find out more about Grants for the Arts funding and how to apply, in this music focused session.

It’s a Creative Network event held jointly with Ideas Test, who will also be on hand to discuss applications for the special Family Arts callout they’ve recently instigated. This is an opportunity to apply for a Small Experiment grant to generate high quality, innovative family friendly activities during the national Family Arts Festival, which runs from October 17th to November 2nd. More information can be found at  Deadline for applications is Monday, July 7th.

To book your place, please email The session will run from 1pm – 4pm.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to ask all those burning questions and de-mystify the process of obtaining arts funding.

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