December 15, 2016
U Decide is a new development linked to Locality Planning, to generate ideas and allocate funding in Aberdeen. This approach is called Participatory Budgeting (PB) which directly involves local people in making decisions about how public money is spent in their community.PB was first introduced in Brazil in 1989 and its tools and principles are now used in many places across the world, including the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.PB aims to engage residents, community groups and representatives from all parts of the community to discuss priorities, make spending proposals that will benefit the community or solve a particular issue, and then to vote on them.
Source: Aberdeen City PB
September 23, 2016
THE ABERDEEN ARTISTS’ SOCIETY
INVITES ALL ARTISTS, FRIENDS & MEMBERS TO THE AGM.
At the Northern Arts Club 8, Bon-Accord Square, Aberdeen AB11 6DJ
2.00-4.00pm on Saturday the 5th of November 2016.
These are exciting times. Join us to establish a collaborative relationship with the new Aberdeen Art Gallery for the founding exhibition in 2018. The Society seeks new members, students and volunteers to serve on their council, contributing skills and energy.
Working together we can enrich the creativity of Aberdeen Artists’ Society open exhibition in 2019.
Our aim to establish an event of national and international standing and make this contemporary exhibition one of the most important in Scotland’s cultural calendar.
Student membership available – check website.
Source: Aberdeen Artists Society
June 1, 2016
Director of Exhibitions
Salary: c. £50,000, according to experience.
Reporting to: Director, V&A Dundee
The Director of Exhibitions will play a key role in the realisation of V&A Dundee and our future success, delivering a public programme that excites and inspires audiences. As a department head, the post-holder will have two principal responsibilities: to lead the development, planning and implementation of the temporary exhibitions programme (comprising touring exhibitions from the V&A in London, as well as exhibitions generated by V&A Dundee itself); and to lead the realisation and future renewal of the permanent Scottish Design Galleries.
The Director of Exhibitions will have expertise in design (leading our research plan), as well as outstanding project management experience. This is a demanding and highly rewarding position that will play a vital part in the founding of a new institution.
Deadline for applications: no later than 9.00 am, Friday, 1 July 2016.
V&A Museum of Design Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
For further information, including how to apply, please click here.
May 11, 2016
Join us for a celebration of culture in Aberdeen. Featuring: Write a letter to Aberdeen, its people and its culture. What do you love about Aberdeen? Share your Aberdeen Story. 20 guests from across Aberdeen building a picture of a vibrant city. Discover a snapshot of Aberdeen’s arts and culture. Each speaker will have 3 minutes and 3 slides to present what ‘culture’ means to them. Ever wanted to try out something different in the city, gaining a new appreciation for local culture? Grab a card and let it be your guide to new experiences. Local Food provided by Parx Café Drinks provided by Six Degrees North and a Music Workshop provided by the Red Note Ensemble Event Programme 6:00pm | Doors Open // Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise // Drinks supplied by Six Degrees North 6:15pm | Music Workshop with the Red Note Ensemble 7:00pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 1) 7:30pm | Break // Canapés supplied by Parx Café 7:45pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 2) 8:15pm | Music provided by the Red Note Ensemble 8:25pm | Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise 8:55pm | Doors Close // Words of Thanks Speakers: Ada Chrys-Chikere (Nigerian Women Association) Charley Buchan (Fitlike Records) Suk-Jun Kim (SonADA) Lesley Anne Rose (Aberdeen Performing Arts) Shane Strachan (local writer) Christine Rew (Manager of Museum and Galleries) Jen Clarke (Doctoral Candidate in Social Anthropology at Aberdeen University) Jon Reid (blogger for Mood of Collapse) Katie Buchan (Best Girl Athlete) Ken Skeldon (Head of Public Engagement with Research) Richard Tinto (Tinto Architecture; Culture Aberdeen’s Citizens Circle) Simon Gall (Musician) Peter Reid (Professor of Information Management) Stewart Aitken (Aberdeen Youth International Festival) Hayley Durward (Citymoves Dance) Chris O’Neil (Head of Gray’s School of Art) Helen Lynch (writer and musician) Hilal Bugali (PhD student)
August 24, 2015
We are looking for a Visual Artist who will work with us to develop and deliver a series of workshops and creative engagements with community groups and schools, including Lochaber High School.
This role will go to someone who is socially engaged, self motivated and who, ideally, has some experience of delivering innovative projects and working with the wider community, specifically young people. This role may be suited to a recent graduate. Applications are welcome from artists who are comfortable working with a range of media, including digital software, photography, music and creative writing.
The appointed Artist will be supported by the wider Room 13 International team and will report to the team’s lead Artist in Residence in Lochaber. The appointed Artist will be self employed and must demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK.
Hours and fee
The role is based on a 9 month contract, commencing on 1 October 2015 and ended on 30 June 2016. The Artist will be required to work approximately 21 hours per week.
Approx 12 hours of this will be spent working with Lochaber High School. The fee for this work will be £5,616, payable in 9 monthly instalments of £624.00. This equates to £13.00 per hour.
The other 9 hours per week will be spent working with the wider community. These hours will be worked in lieu of the artist’s use of accommodation, which will be provided free for the duration of the contract. Working times will be flexible.
In the first instance please visit our website http://room13international.org/opportunity-for-a-visual-artist/ to download a full brief or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists are then asked to submit a CV, images of up to 6 examples of their artwork and 500 words on how they would approach this brief.
Application should be submitted via email to email@example.com by 5.00pm on Friday 28th of August 2015.
You will be contacted by 11 September 2015 if you have been successful for interview. Interviews are most likely to take place during the week commencing 24 September 2015. The applicant’s success will be subject to clearance by Disclosure Scotland’s PVG membership scheme.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com), or call 07784677672,
The deadline is Friday 28 August 2015 at 09:00.
via Artist Opportunity.
August 6, 2015
Launch : Thursday 6th August 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition 7th – 29th August
a rock collection
by Amy Shennan | Shennan’s Ceramics
Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!
June 26, 2015
17/07/2015 – 07/08/2015
Workshops for Young People
We’re offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.
Workshops will take place at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
All workshops are FREE!
Friday 17 July
The Nautical Look: fashion workshop with designer Monica Wisniewski.
Friday 24 July
The Make Deck Mystery: join artist Natalie Kerr and members of our Young People’s Collective as they introduce you to the wonders of the museum.
Friday 31 July
Photo Art: photography workshop with photographer Karen Catto and members of our Young People’s Collective.
Friday 7 August
The Luck of the Dice: join designer Phil Thompson and discover how to use chance and luck to your creative advantage!
The 2015 Gray’s School of Art Degree Show will open to the public from 20 – 27 June, celebrating 12 years of BP sponsorship.
The show is an annual highlight in the arts calendar, showcasing the work of our graduating students. Many of our graduates have gone on to become leading names in art and design, so the show is a great opportunity to view the work of tomorrow’s creative stars today.
This year, Gray’s School of Art is celebrating 130 years of raising creative profiles in the North East.