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
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
May 30, 2016
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 an ambitious and creative 16-25 year old to work alongside our Associate Artists as part of the ‘Stepping Out’ community engagement project attached to the redevelopment of Aberdeen’s Music Hall. The candidate will support the work done by the Associate Artists whilst being mentored as part of their own career development.
There is one fixed term, freelance contract available for an emerging artist with experience and an interest in music and sound production.
To request more information and a full description of the requirements of the positions and the fees involved please firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Deadline: Monday 13 June, 5pm
May 16, 2016
The MMus in Sonic Arts prepares students for careers in creative industries and artistic, commercial and academic research where creative approaches to sound are in demand. The programme offers not only a comprehensive overview of sonic arts from historical and theoretical viewpoints, but also hands-on, practical and skills-based core courses that can help students design and realise original sound projects throughout the programme and build a strong portfolio as a sound artist.
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 20, 2015
New EP from Nicky Aiken – “I Think About You”
The New 4 track EP Will be available to download from all major online stores on August the 21st 2015.
Tear Across The Page
I Think About You
All Songs were written, Recorded, Produced by Nicky Aiken
All Instruments played by Nicky Aiken
The EP launch party will take place in Brewdog Bar Aberdeen on the 27th of August. This will be a stripped down intimate gig where all the songs will be played from both this EP & his last EP “View From The Top Floor”. Later this year Nicky Plans to tour Scotland & North England, exclusively for all Brewdog bars.
Nicky Also fronts the Blues Rock Band “Strange Skies” Who have also recently released a new EP called “Better Games”. They will Tour at the end of 2015 and early 2016.
Nicky Has Supported to date: Turing Brakes, Proud Mary, Pearl & the Puppets, Skint & Demoralised, Josephine, AMWWF (Anderson McGinty Webber ward & Fisher), The New Medicants (Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake), Beans on Toast, Nizlopoli, Mark Morris (Bluetones).
via Nicky Aiken.
July 22, 2015
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.
– 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
Independent Record Label Market: Aberdeen
Saturday 17 October
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Doors: 11.30am – 16.30pm
57° North and the Scottish Music Industry Association, alongside Comprende Records and Aberdeen Performing Arts present the second Independent Record Label Market event in Aberdeen.
Building on the success of last year’s event, the market will again see some of Scotland’s best independent record labels gathering to sell their wares, all under one roof.
The full line-up of labels attending the market will be released later this year. The event will also feature DJ sets, a bar for refreshments, and a few surprises. Start saving!
Followed by the evening event “APA and IMP present Chem 20 – celebrating 20 years of Chemikal Underground Records”- line up TBA.
Closing Party: Friday 26 June. 6-8pm. All welcome.
Exhibition: 27 June – 18 July 2015
From Saturday 6 June, Hell Yeah will be taking over Peacock Visual Arts to draw a sugar loaded, popcorn poppin’, over indulgent large-scale illustration installation on the walls of our main gallery! Hell Yeah actively encourage viewers to visit them in the gallery throughout the duration of the installation in order for you to engage with their creative process, with questions and interaction with artists welcomed.
Once the installation is complete the gallery will be closed throughout the day on Friday 26 June to prepare the space for the official Closing Party, which will feature previously unseen work from the artists hung directly on top of the installation. This guarded nature of the Closing Party is intended to provoke viewers’ curiosity, urge you to explore the artwork further and also offer a fresh perspective of the exhibition as a whole. The closing party will take place on Friday 26 June, 6-8pm, all welcome.
The finished exhibition will then run until Saturday 18 July 2015.
via Katie Guthrie.