Seventeen is the new exhibition space and venue in the old One Up Shop at 17 Belmont Street.The shop will also be used as a central place to find out about every gig and event happening in the region.For artists and arts organisation there’ll be spaces for workshops, classes and meeting spaces.It will also be the office for the team behind Aberdeen’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2017.Work is happening on all three floors in the space to get it ready to open to the public on Saturday March 16th at 12pm.Aberdeen City Council are looking for expressions of interest from artists or arts organisation who would want to exhibit or showcase or create new work in the building.The guidelines for proposing new work are here and the application form itself is here.Alternatively a printed copy can be requested by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01224 522 341.
March 1, 2013
The public consultation meetings for Aberdeen’s bid to be UK City of Culture are taking place in the Cowdray Hall on Wendesday 20th March 2013.
At the consultation meetings we’ll be asking for your help with two main questions…
1) What you would want to see if Aberdeen became UK City of Culture in 2013?
2) What should the legacy of Aberdeen being UK City of Culture be?
If you would like to come along then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are limited spaces available but we will try and accommodate everyone who wants to come along.
For those who can’t come along we’ll start a pretty thorough consultation on Facebook and here on our website next week.
And you should please pass on your thoughts to email@example.com or come down to our creative hub at the old One Up shop at 17 Belmont Street from March 16th.
via News | Aberdeen 2017.
February 27, 2013
CHARITY ART EXHIBITION CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY!Aberdeen Belmont Picturehouse invites you to an evening of art and more!We hope to raise lots of money for Womankind Worldwide Charity!A fantastic opportunity to help promote a worthy cause and sample a mix of the best and newly emerging art our city has to offer!…and maybe to find a last minute Mothers Day gift for the most important woman in your life ;Tasty homebakes Gorgeous art & crafts Great live musicClick to find out more about our chosen charity : http://www.womankind.org.uk/Artists wishing to take part in this exciting event, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org@rgu.ac.uk
February 3, 2013
Modern Apprenticeship – Young Scot Digital Creative (CSMA1)(Salary – £8,500 per annum)
Creative Scotland in partnership with Young Scot, Creative & Cultural Skills Scotland and Creative Skillset is offering an exciting new package of Modern Apprenticeships within the arts and culture sector. Aimed at 16-20 year olds, the young people taking part in the Modern Apprenticeships will study for vocational qualifications while gaining professional experience working for an arts organisation.
This position is shared between Peacock Visual Arts and Station House Media Unit.
Peacock Visual Arts is the main contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland.
Station House Media Unit (shmu) is one of the key cultural organisations in Aberdeen, and at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion.
Apprenticeship Qualification(s) offered: Diploma in Creative and Digital Media Competence.
The apprentice will work across the two organisations and would, as far as possible, gain experience while involved on real projects.
At Peacock he or she would be encouraged to progress their learning by using the available equipment to gain hands-on experience by shooting, editing and producing films for both web and DVD. The experience would cover all aspects of digital media and, working with PVA’s Communications Manager, of web-based promotion.
At shmu there will be a programme of involvement in shmuTV (live youth TV project producing a weekly live show) shmuSOUND – recording studio, shmuFM and shmuDESIGN with the opportunity to get involved in the design of the community magazines (Creative Suite) and the development of new websites using Drupal.
We are looking for an apprentice who has a passion for all forms of digital communication and is looking to begin a career in the art, media or community development worlds. We will be looking for evidence of enthusiasm, creativity, ambition and an appetite for hard work.
For a briefing pack and application form follow the link to the Young Scot website below.
February 3, 2013
Arts & Business Scotland New Arts Sponsorship Grants match eligible first time business sponsorships of the arts. For every £1 of sponsorship arts applicants can receive £1 of match funding up to a maximum of £40,000 in one year.
The aim of the scheme is to encourage new business sponsorship of the arts within Scotland and to encourage arts organisations to approach the business sector, building mutually beneficial relationships.
‘Sponsorship’ is defined as the payment to an arts organisation by a business in exchange for agreed benefits such as promotion of the business’ name, its products or services. Sponsorship is part of a business’ general promotional expenditure. It can encompass a sense of corporate social responsibility (CSR) or staff development.
” There was an evident synergy between what our Business Sponsor wanted and what we could offer. The Sponsor seems inclined to favour a more subtle approach to publicity and has a diverse customer target group”
(Grant recipient Ann Fleming, Vision Mechanics)
Full details of the scheme, guidelines and application forms are available on Arts & Business Scotland Website http://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/new-arts-sponsorship-grants-201112/
You can also find useful information about how to go about raising sponsorship from business http://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/learning-andamp-development/
Applications are on-going pending funds and sponsorship may be cash or in-kind.
There are currently funds available and the Scottish Government Department of Culture has made funding available to Arts & Business Scotland via Creative Scotland for the next two years.
This opportunity is available in: All Scotland
For further information, please contact email@example.com (Fiona Holt), or call 0131 556 3353, or visit http://www.aandbscotland.org.uk/new-arts-sponsorship-grants-201112/. The deadline is Wednesday 01 April 2015 at 00:00.
February 1, 2013
It’s with great pleasure to announce the winners of the “best of 2012 culture” awards…
We held a very enjoyable Award Ceremony in the Belmont Cinema on the 31st of January, to which quite a few excited people came along to find out who’d won what…
there were three specific categories announced, and then the overall “best of” awards, with 1st, 2nd & 3rd places being given.
BEST FESTIVAL : DanceLive – a clear winner from the votes cast, a lot of people were very complimentary with their comments about the CityMoves dance festival in October 2012.
BEST COLLABORATION : Deliberance – a dance adaptation of “12 Angry men” choreographed by Andy Howitt, the collaboration was between CityMoves & HMT with brilliant feedback & reception… the work later went on tour around Scotland.
BEST YOUTH : The Gordon Gaitherin – coming up for its 20th Anniversary, this Youth Project was set up to encourage many elements to encourage youngsters to not only play traditional music, but to learn traditional dance AND promote youth work & mentoring.
Best Cultural Event (Activity / Organisation / Output)
3rd place : SMart Consultants – The sheer number of votes for a brilliant range of events, exhibitions & cultural work these guys earned them 3rd place overall. SMart were nominated for 7 projects in total – Tea Cosy, Foyer Restaurant Curation, SMart Gallery opening in 2012, 4H+, The Oil Barron’s Club, Fabric of the Land and SMart consultants themselves.
2nd place : The Gordon Gaitherin – again, recognised due to the level of voting by their engaged & proactive fan-base, we were so happy to celebrate their hard work.
1st place : CityMoves Dance Agency. it seemed that 2012 was the year of Dance for Aberdeen. CityMove’s hard work & devotion to coordinating & creating astounding events from traditional to contemporary dance works paid off with 23% of the total votes cast. Like smart, the volume of work they have given the North East of Scotland gave them a well deserved 1st place in the Polls.
we would also like to congratulate all the other events & organisation that were voted for in our free & public poll, they were :
You’ve been trumped on the BBC, Aberdeen artists’ society , Aberdeen City Council, Big Fat Electric Ceilidh, COAST festival, NEOS , Dance Hunt, Demented Eloquence, fabric of the land, Lemon Tree Writers present Blaze O’ Glory, MarchMoves , Portsoy folk festival, Smart Gallery, Tea Cosy, The Foyer Gallery, Culture Crush, WORD festival , Portsoy folk festival, Deliberance, Edinburgh Quartet residency at The University of Aberdeen, michelle walker art gallery, The Oil Baron’s Club by John Walter , SURVIVAL 4, Dancing Parallel, Bands Nite at Banchory Town Hall, Streetcar Named Desire, Dannsa Connections.
We are currently working on plans for the “best of 2013″ awards. We hope to make them bigger & better – with your help, of course… more soon…
Congratulations to everyone that received votes, it’s with your hard work & communication we’re able to help you celebrate the Creative & Cultural output from the North East of Scotland.
January 26, 2013
PPG is looking for new Trustees. As well as people with specialist skills in retail, catering, law, accountancy and the arts, we are also interested in hearing from people with strong links to community networks.
PPG delivers contemporary visual art programmes and diverse education programmes in East Lothian and throughout Scotland, and has had significant success in raising funding to deliver these programmes.
The organisation is looking for Trustees with a strong commitment to contemporary art and education work in rural communities, and who can offer practical skills in strategic development and working towards sustainability.
Please see our website, http://www.peterpottergallery.org, and our facebook page for more information about the gallery and its activities. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-Potter-Gallery/128604793850580
If you would like to be considered for election to our Board, please email your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
This opportunity is available in: All Scotland
January 25, 2013
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust has been working with NHS Grampian and the Friends of Chalmers Hospital, Banff to create wonderful new artwork for patients, visitors and staff. The Friends of Chalmers and the ARCHIE Foundation funded this arts project. The artwork will be officially unveiled at the hospital on Tuesday 29t January at 2.40pm You are invited to attend
The refurbishment and development of Chalmers Hospital is the culmination of several years of work by NHS Grampian and was complete in 2012. An arts project group was set up to oversee the creation of a well-designed and calming visual environment for patients, staff and visitors. The group included members of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT), Senior Management and Friends of Chalmers Hospital.
Lead Artist Lynne Strachan, Sculptor Mary Bourne, Photographer Nicole Gildea and Poet Margot Henderson ran community engagement sessions with Banff Primary School, staff members and the Friends Group. These sessions produced photographs of the local area, poems inspired by the landscape and character creations for the small dolls in the children’s waiting area. The lead artist and sculpture used these ideas and imagery to create beautiful artworks that flow through the reception area, the main ward and the welcoming outside entrance area.
School pupils and those involved in the project will be there to celebrate their involvement in the project. The guests will be able to see the work at first hand and meet with the artists on site.
Pamela Gowans, deputy general manager, NHS Grampian is delighted with the artwork: “There are huge benefits in integrating artwork and engaging the local community to be part of modern hospital design. Healing is our aim but providing the right environment for people to feel better is essential. We believe that the displays at Chalmers Hospital will bring comfort, calmness and a pleasant distraction to what can be a very difficult time for people”.
Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust will present the pupils with certificates of achievement for their help with this project.
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust centres on the provision of artworks and commissions for the benefit of patients in Grampian healthcare settings
Executive Director of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Sally Thomson, said: “Over the past 26 years Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust (GHAT) has worked to create a brighter, more welcoming visual environment within NHS Grampian sites. We are particularly proud of the involvement of the community and NHS within this project which has made it so successful.
January 25, 2013
Application is by post only, and must include the following:
Brief synopsis of the project
300 words maximum on one A4 sheet.
Budget on one A4 sheet stating:
a. Total cost of the project
b. Amount requested
c. Details of other funding applications made.
d. Name and address of recipient of grant
a) All visual material must be in printed form and clearly labelled. 6-8 images maximum. DVDs only accepted when artists are working with film/video.
b) Small selection of other visual material eg. catalogues, press cuttings, etc which may help the Trustees when considering the application
Brief CV where relevant
Stamped addressed envelope
for the return of any material
Whilst the Elephant Trust will take every care, it can accept no responsibility for its safe return.
Applications in typed form should be sent to
The Elephant Trust
512 Bankside Lofts
65 Hopton Street
London SE1 9GZ
Tel & fax: 020 7922 1160
Next application deadlines
15 April 2013
If you have not heard by 6 weeks after the application deadline then your application has not been successful. All material that is accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope will be returned.
full details & rules grant application: Elephant Trust.
January 25, 2013
Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund
Supporting warm hearted people and projects
We’re supporting small, local community minded people and organisations through our 2013 GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund.
Between 7 January and 31 March we are giving away sixty £300 awards to worthwhile projects. There are twenty awards a month, including one People’s Choice award that goes to the project with the most votes that month!
To be in with a chance, tell us (in less than 200 words) how you would use an award of £300 to help your community. You could be a small local charity or an individual who volunteers to make a difference.
Apply here and you could be rewarded!