Scheme Profile

Villages in Action


Villages in Action offers high quality professional performances and participatory workshops to communities across a large part of Devon at a subsidised rate so that people can enjoy these activities in their local venues without the need to travel. This brings people together, including those who are less able to travel, to enjoy events that provide a valuable focus for their communities.

We work in partnership  with around 80 communities across rural Devon to promote over 100 live performances each year. These include as wide a range of artforms as possible.

Our "Menu" from which the village promoters select their events is launched every April and covers performances from September through to April the following year.

We also run participative projects with older people, partnership projects with with both local and regional organisationsas well as a young promoters project in partnership with local schools.

Recent Activity

Title Date  

Rural Services Network Conference 8th- 9th September is anyone going

27th August 2015

I have just had a reminder that the RSN Rural Conference is imminent.  Is anyone for the rural touring schemes or related parties attending who might report on it? …

National Minority Status:what could this mean for Cornwall? Help Scotland, Ireland and Wales

2nd September 2014

Rather suddenly the UK government announced that Cornwall has achieved National Minority Status.  We are hosting a meeting with the arts and cultural sector in Cornwall in November and…