Apply to join the What’s Your Story? Development Programme 2017! (Gàidhlig) Are you 14-17 years old, living in Scotland, and care about creative writing and illustration? Do you want to meet other teens interested in creative writing and illustration? Do you want to improve your own skills? Do you want to explore Scotland’s literary community? … Read more

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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

As part of the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery 2014-2017, we are commissioning a limited number of new artworks.

We are now inviting artists to submit project outlines for the Remembrance Hall within Aberdeen Art Gallery, a space that was added to the gallery in 1925. In the redeveloped gallery, the Remembrance Hall will be a pivotal space which visitors encounter again and again as they travel through the gallery and towards the Cowdray Hall (concert hall). It is intended as a quiet space for reflection and commemoration, alongside the Aberdeen City Memorial Court outside the gallery, on the corner of Schoolhill and Blackfriars Street, which acts as the city’s cenotaph.

The commissioned artwork will reflect the sensitive, contemplative, respectful nature of the space, and we encourage artists to think about the wide-reaching impact of conflicts. These reflections may include but need not be limited to the World Wars.

Several other elements will be displayed in this space: rolls of honour, a digital floor projection and on the balcony above, a GALLERY OF MEMORIES submitted by Aberdonians and those with links to Aberdeen.

We welcome proposals for works in any medium. The work will be expected to be completed by the time the gallery re-opens at the end of 2017. The deadline for concept submissions is midnight on 24 July 2016.

Full details of the commission requirements can be downloaded here:

Remembrance Hall Detailed Design Pack

Artist’s Brief – Remembrance Hall

 

If you are unable to download please get in touch:

Email: info@aagm.co.uk
Tel: 01224 337700

AB+ News | AGM

May 11, 2016

Our AGM is set for Monday 16th May at ACT Aberdeen, King Street – starting at 6.30pm(refreshments available from 6pm) – and we are looking for new committee members!  Come to the meeting, see what we are about, and get on board.  If you are interested in standing for the committee please drop an email  to Stewart Aiken at aberdeen.positive@gmail.com.
The AGM will be followed by a Who, What, When, Where & Why? Networking Event (7pm start)with a guest presentation from Marc Cole – City Centre Director, Aberdeen City Council.  Part of Marc’s role is to manage the delivery of the city centre development work – come along to hear what he has to say and get networking…
We are looking for people to present at the Who, What, When, Where and Why? events, presentations can take any format and must be no more than 5 minutes long -Come and tell us…..WHO you are…..WHAT you do…..WHEN & WHERE you are doing it…..and WHY you are presenting….are you looking for help, support, partners or all of the above…

COME ALONG…..NOMINATE YOURSELF…..SPREAD THE WORD

Dates for your Diary
Monday 30th May – Last Monday of the Month Meet at Belmont Cinema from 6pm
Tuesday 31st MayGreen Tease Event (click for more info)
Mayfest programme and bookings – (click for link)

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)

Source: Taste of Culture in Aberdeen | Culture Aberdeen Tickets, Aberdeen | Eventbrite

Artist Opportunity

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.

Application process

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 admin@room13international.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 admin@room13international.org 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.

Location: Highland

For further information, please contact lara@room13international.org (lara@room13international.org), or call 07784677672,

The deadline is Friday 28 August 2015 at 09:00.

via Artist Opportunity.

Life with Art are looking to recruit art tutors for their new Charity Arts Centre in Dyce Aberdeen commencing early September 2015.

Approximatly 6 hours per week for a 6 week period (36 hours) and repeated every 3 months.

You will be working with local disability groups, overseeing art sessions with them, this will include a range of techniques and processes.

Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible.

Current PVG essential as well as experience of working with learning disabilities.

For further information please go to http://www.lifewithart.co.uk

Contact Mel White

LWA Regional Art Coordinator for Scotland

Email meemaaw@googlemail.com

Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact meemaaw@googlemail.com (meemaaw@googlemail.com), or visit http://www.lifewithart.co.uk

The deadline is Tuesday 25 August 2015 at 17:00.

via Freelance Art Tutor.

New Children’s Marketing Competition: Open for Entries Now

As part of The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference, we’re launching a new competition to find the most inventive marketing and publicity campaigns in children’s and Young Adult publishing. We’re happy to announce that we’re officially open for entries now!

The judging panel will be looking for innovation, creativity and commercial awareness. The campaign can be for a children’s print or digital book, from board books to YA, fiction or non-fiction. The competition is also open to imprints, new platforms, or groups of books as well as new titles.

The Children’s Marketing Competition is open only to companies with delegates attending the Bookseller Children’s Conference at Milton Court, London. Delegates who have already signed up are eligible to enter. To book your conference tickets, visit the webpage now.

Winners will get the chance to present their campaign at the Children’s Conference on 29th September. They will also receive advertising spend with The Bookseller.

The overall winner will receive £2,000 to spend on print or digital advertising with The Bookseller. The two runners-up will each receive £1,500 ad spend. One of the runner-up prizes is reserved for a low or no-budget campaign. Low or no-budget campaigns are also eligible to win the overall prize.

The winner of the Audience Award, voted for at the conference, will receive £500 ad spend.

The marketing campaign must have gone live between 1st September 2014 and 1st August 2015. Publication dates are not taken into account. Companies may submit two campaigns each.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 16th September 2015. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Location: England

For further information, please contact blake.brooks@thebookseller.com or visithttp://www.thebookseller.com/childrens2015

The deadline is Wednesday 16 September 2015 at 17:00.

via Creative Scotland : Children’s Publishing Marketing Competition.

Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!

via Dancing In The Dark – Creativity & Culture in Aberdeen & Beyond….: Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!.

The Friends of Aden Country Park wish to appoint an experienced artist with the relevant background to create a public art strategy for Aden Country Park.

The strategy will identify possible themes, locations, materials, and how best to introduce art interventions into “The Park” as well as identifying issues and possible barriers. The interventions should be relevant and sympathetic to The Park, extending the offer provided for visitors and enabling them to engage with the arts.

Aden Country Park is the property of and managed by Aberdeenshire Council, an important part of this contract will be to engage with all stake holders, it will be essential to make sure Council officers are fully informed and consulted.

The lead artist will familiarise themselves with The Park, the ecological environment it provides as well as its history and heritage. These factors should be integral to the strategy and will enable the artist to identify relevant themes for future developments. The lead artist will also develop concepts about how these themes may be delivered. This will include details of materials, costings, etc.

The lead artist will engage with the local community, of Mintlaw and surrounding villages to develop local support for the project and ensure our local community has input and feels a sense of ownership in this development.

The Public Art Project has two parts, the first is the development of the strategy and the second is the delivery of temporary interventions. This contract covers part one of the project but includes establishing an artists’ brief for part 2 of this project – the delivery of a range of temporary art installations in The Park. The lead artist could also take part in part two of the project.

The lead artist will report to Friends of Aden on a regular basis and present the strategy when completed.

Timescales:

•    Stage One will run from August 2015 and be completed by January 2016.  Community engagement is expected to take place August – October and to run in conjunction with an event in the Park which is scheduled for the end of September.

•    The Public Art Strategy should be completed and presented by the end of January 2016.

•    Stage Two will be delivered February – July 2016.

A fee of £4,000 has been allocated to cover Stage One. This sum includes all artist’s fees and expenses, including travel and accommodation, for research, consultation, collaboration, design, reports and presentations.

Tendering Procedure:

•   The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Thursday 23 July 2015.

•   Short listed applicants will be invited to an interview in Maud, (Nr Mintlaw) on Friday 7 August 2015, with a view to making an immediate appointment.

For further information, guidance and instruction on how to apply please refer to the downloadable Public Art Brief – Aden Country Park and the Aberdeenshire Council Guidance for Public Art documents attached.

via Aden Country Park Public Art Opportunity.