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

Source: Apply for the What’s Your Story? Development Programme 2017 – What’s Your Story?

Deadline: 17 June 2016 at 17:00

Look & Learn will support emerging artists and young creatives to realise their ideas and create new work in the North East through mentoring, practical training and residencies. This partnership between the Creative Learning Team, SMART and Robert Gordon University’s LOOK AGAIN Visual Art & Design Festival is funded by Youth Arts Collective North East and Aberdeen City Council.

We invite applications from creative practitioners to develop and lead the programme through the following stages:
-Research, develop and produce new collaborative works inspired by the City’s archives, these works will inform the whole project
-Devise and deliver a practical mentoring programme in the form of a residency for four Associate Artists aged up to 25 years. The Associate Artists will go on to coach a further ten aspiring young creatives
-Oversee the development and delivery by the Associate Artists of 10 micro-residencies for aspiring young creatives to create a body of work and pass on their skills through youth workshops
-‘Sharing the Learning’ – curate a range of outputs from the project in a creative and informative way

Skills and experience required:
-Inspirational, high-quality artistic and contemporary practice (visual art/design)
-Ability to research source material (the archive) and apply this in a creative and contemporary way
-Ability to work collaboratively at planning and production stages
-An imaginative and flexible approach
-Experience of working with emerging artists and young people and ability to tailor the programme to identified needs
-Track record of leading high profile projects and working within a set budget and timescale
-Presentation skills to showcase project outcomes to a high standard

The freelance fee for the project is £3,000 including expenses (around 12 days project delivery Aug–Nov 2016). There is a materials/production budget of £5,000 available, as well as the opportunity to exhibit at the Look Again Festival 2017.

Please apply in writing with the following information:
– Personal Statement (max 1,000 words) detailing your interest in and suitability for the role, referring to the required skills and experience
– CV (maximum 2 sides)
– Supporting documentation of previous work (files must not exceed 5Mb)

Send your application to mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk with the subject heading Lead Artist Application or Lead Designer Application. Interviews will be held in Aberdeen on 29 June

Location: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire

For further information, please contact mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk (Mandy Clarke), or call 01224 611161 ,

The deadline is Friday 17 June 2016 at 17:00.

via Creative Scotland 

Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) is a vibrant cultural hub for the North East of Scotland, inspiring, exploring and engaging through live performance and creative projects in our three distinctive city centre venues – His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree.

We are seeking two ambitious, emerging practitioners to join the team of freelance professionals to assist with the delivery of APA’s Engage programme of weekly youth theatre and youth music activity. We are looking for enthusiastic, confident and ambitious people who wish to pursue a career in the performing arts. This is a perfect opportunity to learn and develop skills in the theatre and music industry working with young people and experienced tutors.

There are two freelance positions available, one supporting the youth theatre programme and one supporting the youth music programme

To request more information and a full description of the requirements of the positions and the fees involved please emailcreativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 which explains why you are applying and what makes you a suitable candidate, to creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Deadline: Monday 13 June, 5pm

http://www.aberdeenguarantees.com/work/vacancies/aberdeen-performing-arts-vacancies

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

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.

We’re looking for a group of young people (aged roughly 18-20) to feature in an experimental children’s film and nature study by the award-winning artist filmmaker Margaret Salmon.

The film will capture the experience of a young girl who accidentally becomes lost in the woods one evening while camping with her family.

Eglantine is Salmon’s first long form film and will combine a range of cinematic genres and techniques; from carefully observed wildlife documentary to narrative drama, hand drawn animation, live musical performance and interpretative sound. It is being made for cinema release.

Criteria:

– Must be available on Skye on 6 August (10.30am-9.30pm) & 7 August (9am-4.30pm)

– You should ideally be aged between 18-20

– You need not be a professional actor or musician

– We need one person who will perform a song (on any instrument) or play an instrument without vocals

– You should ideally be used to camping

– You can apply as an individual or a group

There is a fee of £100 per person (£150 for musician)

 

Casting will take place in the ATLAS Arts office under the Gathering Hall in Portree on Monday 27th July.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Shona or Rosie at ATLAS Arts on 01478 611143

via Performers sought for new film shot in Skye.

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.

via Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2015 | June 2015 | Robert Gordon University Events.

North East Scotland College Aberdeen City Campus, 16 – 20 June

Creative Industries students at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus are getting ready for their annual End of Year Show, which is open to the public, at the Campus on Aberdeen’s Gallowgate from 17 – 20 June.

The private opening night on Tuesday 16 June, is expected to attract over 400 invited guests including friends, family, VIPs and representatives from local businesses and educational establishments. The highlight of this event will be the announcement of the Best Work on the Wall Award winners in categories including: Art & Design, Textiles, Visual Communication, Photography and 3D Computer Animation.

Sponsor of this year’s Show is Paradox. The company is also kindly providing the Best Work on the Wall prizes. Established in 2002, Paradox has many years’ experience in the graphic and web design profession, and provides a full design, print and web service to a wide range of clients throughout the world. The company is based in Aberdeen, but has a large client-base in London and the rest of the UK. Paradox will also be sponsoring a ‘People’s Prize’. The winner of this award will be chosen by members of the public who will be invited to vote for their favourite work when they visit the Show. The winner of this award will be announced during the week following the Show.

Dave Stewart from Paradox will be one member of a high profile judging panel at the event which also includes Angie Nicol from Peapod Vintage; photographer Sandra Mckay; Sally Moir and Claire Bruce from SMART Consultants, one of the north-east’s leading art agencies, and Neil McIver, also from Paradox.

Susan Betty, Head of School, said: “Once again the students have produced a stunning selection of work with something for everyone to admire and enjoy – students and staff should be congratulated on their achievement. I would like to thank Paradox for their support and our distinguished panel of judges who have the unenviable task of deciding upon the winners.”

Show is open to the public as follows:

Wednesday 17 June from 10am – 8pm

Thursday 18 June from 10am – 8pm

Friday 19 June from 10am – 4pm

Saturday 20 June from 10am – 1pm

The exhibition takes place in the Aberdeen City Campus Loch Street Common Room and East Block.

via North East Scotland College.

Photography – Alternative Processes (Advanced | 40hr)
4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile Design (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Figurative Study (Intermediate | Advanced | 40hr)
Portrait Drawing and Painting (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr | EXTRA)
Printmaking: Monoprint and Drypoint (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
The Figure in Clay (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
Portfolio (Foundation | 40hr)
Jewellery and Silversmithing (Advanced | 40hr)
A Day in the Jewellery Workshop (6hr | EXTRA)
Make a Perspex Ring (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Creative Bookbinding (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)

Daytime.