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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 to download a full brief or email us at

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 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 (, or call 07784677672,

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

via Artist Opportunity.

Community Out of Bounds

Collaborate Residencies

Applications are now open for a series of month long residencies for individuals and groups to undertake a period of research, experimentation and collaboration.

Arts practitioners from across all artforms and individuals from non-arts industries that would like the opportunity to collaborate with an artist are invited to apply. The residencies provide individuals with the space and time to focus on idea generation, critical conversation, creative freedom and risk. We want to give visibility to work that challenges boundaries between disciplines and occupations. Groups of 2-15 people can apply. Individuals are eligible to apply to be paired with a new collaborator selected from other successful individual applicants.

Artists are asked to hold at least one event as part of their residency to share their work with the public but there is no requirement to produce final work. The Creative Learning Team will support the promotion of these events.

Successful applicants will be given access to a self-contained studio unit at Ruthrieston Community Centre, outdoor space and a budget of £400 per residency to develop their work and hold a public event.

Application Deadline: 18 August 2015 Midnight

Dates and Duration: Residencies will run for 4 weeks each between September 2015 and March 2016.

To apply for a Collaborate Residency, please send a proposal in PDF format containing the following:

• A proposal of no more than 500 words outlining what you would like to use the time and space for, why you would like to collaborate and who is involved. You can include samples of work to be explored in your proposal. File size should not exceed 5MB.

• Contact details of all individuals involved with a main point of contact identified.

• Preferred month/s of residency. (Please note while we will endeavour to allocate successful applications their preferred month, we cannot guarantee.)

Please send your application to Kelly Shankland via email or post:


Post: Kelly Shankland

Creative Learning Team

Top Floor, Rosemount Learning Centre

Belgrave Terrace


AB25 2NS

Community Out of Bounds is a programme of activity happening in Aberdeen between Sept 2015 and June 2016 which explores different approaches to artists working collaboratively across community contexts.

Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact (Kelly Shankland), or call 01224 611161,

The deadline is Tuesday 18 August 2015 at 00:00.

via Community Out of Bounds: Collaborate Residencies.

From Glastonbury to Young Chorister of the Year, event programming on BBC Radio 2 is certainly eclectic and varied. Now, Britain’s most listened to radio station is looking for an official Artist-in-Residence to tell its story over the next 12 months in art.

Claudia Winkleman unveiled details on her weekly arts show. In association with digital arts website The Space, the BBC Radio 2 Artist-in-Residence will get a golden pass to attend Radio 2 events for a year, whether that’s Cambridge Folk Festival, Proms in the Park or Friday Night is Music Night. In return, Radio 2 will ask them to create a minimum of four artistic responses across the year.

via BBC – Get Creative – Telling the Radio 2 story in art.

Brand new Extreme Art School programme @ Transition Extreme starting April 2015 – 15 to 21 year olds


Transition Extreme are really excited to announced the new programme the Extreme Art School Aberdeen.   This programme is designed for young people aged 15 – 21years who are not in education, training or employment and have an interest in the arts. The programme will support and provide young people with strong art and design skills and embed lasting passion for creativity within participants. The programme offers the opportunity for young people to work under the guidance of professional artists & designers, work collaboratively on projects, and exhibit their work.

The Extreme Art School is a 10 weeks, full time programme, running Monday to Friday, 10am to 3:30pm.

Please find attached to this news article deatils on the course content along with the application form.

Please return your completed application form no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd of April 2015.

Forms can be:

 Completed electronically and sent by email to

 Mailed to Linzi Harrow, Transition Extreme Sports Ltd, Links Rd, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN’

 Handed in at Transition Extreme reception marked ‘FAO Linzi Harrow.

If you have any queries at all regarding the Extreme Art School programme, or the application form, please contact Linzi Harrow at Transition Extreme by email ( or by phone (01224 626 279)

via TX Extreme ART school programme | Aberdeen Guarantees.

Award for Young Concert Artists

Making Music

Deadline: 20 February 2015 at 17:00

Applications are open for Making Music’s 2015 Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists (AYCA).

The prize, now in its 54th year, is awarded annually to six of the best up-and-coming classical vocalists and instrumentalists living in the UK.

The winning artists will benefit from:

• paid professional engagements with voluntary music groups, who comprise Making Music’s members, from mid 2015 to mid 2017

• inclusion in our 2015 Selected Artists brochure, sent to our 3,000 music groups

• promotion via all of our communication channels (magazine, enewsletter, website and social media)

• an unpaid recital opportunity at St Martin-in-the-Field, London

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 20 February 2015.

Please note that only the first 75 applicants will be eligible for audition.

Download the application form for full details on eligibility criteria, how to apply and audition dates.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Alexandra Scott), or visit

The deadline is Friday 20 February 2015 at 17:00.

via Award for Young Concert Artists.

Creative Dynamic is a project being co-ordinated by Aberdeen City Council’s Creative Learning Team as part of the Creative Learning Network. Creative Dynamic will be a highly engaging event that will have viewers holding their breath as they observe a series of chain reactions taking place in real-time, in the form of a large scale sculptural installation. Created by secondary pupils from different schools, this team of young people will be set a one day challenge to create this sculptural masterpiece. During this make and create session, young people will be challenged to use all of their ingenuity, problem solving, creative thinking and group working to create a spectacle for the audience. The project will aim to build on skills such as confidence building, group working and idea development.

We are looking for 2 creative practitioners to:
• Assist 2 lead artists on the day with the delivery of a high quality participatory project to be showcased at Aberdeen’s Learning Festival in February 2015 
• Support pupils in their creation of the large scale sculptural installation
• Contribute to the evaluation of the project.

Interviews for shortlisted artists: Wednesday 17 December 2014

Freelance Creative Practitioners X 2 posts.

Aberdeen Light Festival 2014

September 26, 2014

Deadline: 29 September 2014 at 17:00Aberdeen City Council are holding an open call for an arts organisation, or partnership of organisations, to run the residency programme as part of Spectra: Aberdeen’s Festival of Light, in February 2015. The successful organisation must demonstrate experience of participatory engagement and a track record of producing high innovative quality work, to engage Aberdeen communities in the creation of a participatory works to be presented as part of the 2015 Aberdeen Festival of Light.Guideline and Application form can be downloaded from the link below. A budget of £50,000 is available to the successful organisation.Deadline for application is 5pm Monday 29th SeptemberLight Festival Residency 2015 GuidelinesLight Festival Residency Application Form

via Aberdeen Light Festival.

MAKLab looking for inventors!

December 17, 2013

Are you an Innovator, Inventor or Ideas person?

We are looking for ten people to participate on a FREE intensive three day course over three weeks early 2014 delivered by Scottish Enterprise Innovation Specialist, the date is to be confirmed depending on the level of interest.

We’re looking for people who want some business guidance that will help them realise how they can take their ideas forwards.

The course will be demanding and will test your idea’s commercial feasibility from Commercial to Highly Innovative / Inventive and Stage of Development of the Idea from Early, Mid, Late, Market Ready and help identify exit points were Exit (Minimise loss), Exploit (Capped Investment/ Useful Return) and Enterprise (Max Gain).

For those seeking to develop an enterprise – there is a 7 Step Start-up core tool available to help the participant to “tune in” to business issues from which it is easier to work in stages to develop a more rounded set of thoughts from which they can then more easily transition to “functionalist” / “business discipline” oriented tools / activities.

If your interested in finding out more about this email


SSW are offering a limited number of Summer Graduate Micro Residencies between August and September 2013. The SGM Residency is highly subsidised and costs £140 for two weeks. This affordable residency programme offers recent graduates the opportunity to develop their practice with the time, space, facilities and technical support to realise projects after university.

The SGM Residency is part of our Open Access programme and is offered to graduates from 2012 & 2013. The residency includes self-catering accommodation, studio space, access to facilities and technical support. Material costs are not included and you will need to consider this as part of your personal budget.

To submit an application to this programme please complete a Residency Application and send it to with Summer Graduate Micro Residency and your name in the subject line.

If you have any enquiries before submitting an application please contact the SSW office on 01464 861372 or

Residencies are available to start from 12th August until the end of September 2013. You must specify dates for the two-week residency in your application form.

Limited availability. Applications will be accepted until 26th August 2013, or until all SGM Residency spaces have been filled. Apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.

**Please Note: Graduates interested in working with Iron, there is an Iron Casting course taking place 19th – 23rd August 2013. SGM Residents are welcome to participate for a supplement fee of £100 + pour charges. You must book your SGM Residency over the Iron Casting course week and state your interest ASAP.

via Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Making Space for Artists : Making Space for Art.