Deadline: 31 May 2015 at 23:55

Motion Picture Call Out

As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Woodland Creatures in association with BARK will be hosting a variety of performances and film nights during the month of August.

Located on Leith Walk we are an alternative venue away from the over crowded city centre that serves as an artfully-designed backdrop for the festival.

We are sending out an open call to all motion picture artists to submit a sample of their work for consideration. The film nights aim to showcase Scottish based emerging and established filmmakers, video artists and animators.

The venue is fully equipped with an HD/3D digital projector, a pull down projection screen and P.A. system.

We aim to provide an opportunity for film enthusiasts to mingle with emerging talent and to organise a variety of Q and A discussions between filmmakers and the audience after each screening.

There is no submission fee for entries and screenings will be advertised as free entry with audience donations after each screening.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st.

Selections will be made and entrants advised by Mid-June

Submission guidelines:

Short motion pictures of all genres (documentary, fiction, experimental, art house cinema, animation and video art)- in digital form.

Running time: Under 15mins including titles.

Submit via on-line link or via email.

Include a brief summary of the film and a short bio.

Smile on !

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Sandy),

The deadline is Sunday 31 May 2015 at 23:55.

via Motion Creatures: Film Call Out.


8th – 16th May 2015

Launch night:

Thursday 7th May 6 – 8 pm


Wednesday 6th May 2 – 4 pm

Friday 15th May 11.30 am – 1.30 pm

Both workshops are drop-in.

“A collaborative exhibition of Scottish story tellers who through the use of mixed media aim to recreate an experience that resonates with the viewer after they have left. These works are the result of places we, as artists, identify with and we invite the audience to interpret the works in relation to their own explorations of different locations. Drawing on themes of nostalgia we offer our artwork as tools to instigate a change of perspective.”

Narratives of the North is a dual exhibition by Lucy Michelle Hanna and Rosie Scott – both nearing the end of their Honours year at Gray’s School of Art. Both artists realised they were working in similar territories, and as such this exhibition represents their continued daily dialogues around the connotations of found objects, and the shared understandings of the various landscapes they have encountered. Through the use of mixed media the two aim to recreate a lasting experience that resonates with the viewer. These works are the result of places they, as artists and adventurers, identify with. They invite the audience to interpret the works in relation to their own explorations of different locations, and by drawing on themes of nostalgia, both Rosie and Lucy offer the artwork as tool to instigate a change of perspective.

via Narratives of the North.

Exciting times ahead for Dee n’ Do, we have a new product we’re about to launch – A comprehensive map of the North East of Scotland!!! It’s a handy pocket sized map that folds out to A2 size (60cm x 40cm) and lists all the Castles, Historic Houses, Distilleries, Ancient Sites, Breweries, Galleries, and Antique Shops in the area, as well as a selection of Walking and Bike Trails. 2,000 copies will be printed and distributing throughout Aberdeenshire, RRP is around £3.50, and they will be available in a wide variety of establishments over a six month period. We have advertising rates starting at £82 + VAT, which combines an advert on the back with a corresponding pin on the map. Drop us an email at for more information.

via Timeline Photos – Dee n’ Do Magazine.

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.

Beyond Perception 15

April 19, 2015

Beyond Perception 15

University of Aberdeen

Deadline: 01 June 2015 at 12:00

The University of Aberdeen warmly invites you to submit artistic proposals to the

multidisciplinary symposium Beyond Perception 15, to be held in Aberdeen from 1

September until 4 September 2015. The symposium, aptly titled Beyond Perception

15, addresses the anthropologist Tim Ingold’s work over the last fifteen years, since

the publication of his prominent book The Perception of the Environment in 2000. The

symposium will cover five main themes, including i) Humans, Animals, Environment; ii)

Sensibilities Beyond Science; iii) Experiment, Experience, Education; iv) Creativity,

Correspondence, and Description; v) Movement, Becomings, and Growth. As a

innovative interdisciplinary event that brings together anthropologists, architects, and

social sciences with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers we want to give as much

prominence to the non-textual and creative as possible. With this in mind we are

seeking proposals for non-textual work that offers something to the conversation and

dialogue that our conference themes touch upon.

2D and 3D work would be welcome, as well as auditory, visual and performative

pieces. There will be space available to exhibit both inside the conference venue and

outside. Please get in touch with the Beyond Perception team

( if you wish to submit a proposal. Each proposal

should contain a title and description of the work (maximum length 250 words), a

current CV, and up to six images of the work to be shown, as well as any specific

installation (spatial, technical) requirements that you may have. Deadline for proposals

is June 1st 2015.

Location: Aberdeenshire

For further information, please contact (Elizabeth A. Hodson), or visit

The deadline is Monday 01 June 2015 at 12:00.

via Beyond Perception 15.

Board Member – Creative Scotland


Creative Scotland is the public body responsible for supporting the arts, screen and creative industries across Scotland. We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery. We also influence attitudes, behaviours and policies that help creative people  to thrive. Our goal is to unlock potential and embrace ambition throughout Scotland’s creative community.


We are looking for new members to join our Board – the group responsible for overseeing and challenging the work we do. You do not need previous experience of serving on a board. With professional experience in Scotland’s creative sector, your insight could make you an ideal candidate. We particularly need people who will bring to the Board a practical knowledge of the creative sector  in Scotland, with an understanding of how Scottish arts can progress internationally. We are also looking for people with a particular knowledge or understanding of ethnic minority communities, as this will help us ensure our work reflects a diverse nation.


In addition to passion for the arts, we expect you to demonstrate a range of personal qualities and skills. A collaborative individual with excellent listening and communication skills, you have the confidence to challenge and debate proposals and issues in a constructive way. Comfortable considering the ‘big picture’ and thinking long-term, you are also able to balance various considerations and make informed decisions.


In the interests of achieving a balanced and representative Board  applications are particularly welcome  from people currently under represented on Scotland’s public bodies such as women,  disabled people and people aged under 50.

Scottish Government – Public Appointments.

May Festival 2015 has launched.

Book your tickets now!

Browse the programme online or download here.

Book tickets online through this website

or by calling Aberdeen Box Office on 01224 641122

via May Festival 2015 – Your Passport to Unlimited Discovery | May Festival | The University of Aberdeen.

Made in Aberdeen 2015

April 3, 2015

Aberdeen City Council is committed to supporting the development of arts and culture in the city. The concept of ‘Made in Aberdeen’ is tied to the recognition that the city is home to a wealth of creative and artistic talent but that both the support and profile of this needs developed. The ‘Made in Aberdeen’ initiative aim to both increase the support for, and profile of, this talent; It is about having confidence in the city’s creative individuals, about nurturing and supporting our talent and finding new ways of showcasing it to a much wider local, national and international audience.

Made in Aberdeen includes the following support initiatives:

Artists’ Bursaries

Artists’ Commissions

Emerging Talent Prize

Made In Aberdeen Films

Artists’ Bursaries – Open for  Application

Five awards of up to £2,000  available to artists working in any art form, to support create, develop and/or present new work , participate in development opportunities such as residencies or training courses, facilitate new collaborations to support artistic development and experimentation.

Guidelines and applications are available for download below or alternatively can be requested by emailing or calling (01224) 522341.

The deadline for applications will be midnight Thursday 30th April 2015.

Made in Aberdeen Artists’ Bursaries Guidelines 2015

Made In Aberdeen Artists’ Bursaries Application Form


Last year’s supported artists included dancer and choreographer Katie Milroy, performer Lesley-Ann Hastie, designer Mhairi McDowell, musician Frauke Jurgensen and musician and composer Simon Gall. Simon who received support to develop a new North East influenced music project ‘Clype’ said of the award,

“The Made in Aberdeen bursary brought this project into existence. I had had an initial seed idea for a while but had no financial resources to develop it so it never grew into anything.

It (the award) enabled me to get the sound I was looking for through enlisting the musical services of the wonderful Jonny Hardie. It also meant that I could take my time in the studio to focus on creating quality music rather taking shortcuts”



Artists’ Commissions

Information on the commissioning process coming soon.

Emerging Talent Prize

The Emerging Talent Prize was established in 2013 and aspires to recognise, celebrate and support emerging local cultural and creative talent. The Prize comes with a commission up to the value of £5000 to create and present a new piece of work in any art form and, for those who are nominated, a professional development bursary of £1000. The winner of the 2013 Emerging Talent Prize was Visual Artist Amber Robertson.

Information on the 2014 will be available later in the year.


Made in Aberdeen Emerging Talent Prize winner Amber Robertson with Valerie Watts, Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council

Made In Aberdeen Films

A series of short documentaries, highlighting some of the many talented artists and creative facilitators currently working in Aberdeen. These films created by University of Aberdeen students, will be shown alongside future feature film presentations at the Belmont Picturehouse, raising awareness of both the artists and cultural vibrancy of the city. Made in Aberdeen films have been produced by the Belmont Picturehouse in partnership with the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council. To watch the films, visit the Made in Aberdeen Films site.


Who we Support

For information regarding individual award allocations supported by Aberdeen City Council’s 2014 Cultural investment programmes; Made in Aberdeen Artists Bursaries, Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Travel Bursary and the Aberdeen Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards (in partnership with Creative Scotland), please click here.

via Made in Aberdeen.

Look Again

April 1, 2015

Look Again is a new visual art & design festival for the North East of Scotland and is a celebration of art & design, and culture and creativity.

A number of events will be held in Aberdeen to engage the wider community. This includes a launch event at Robert Gordon University (RGU) on Tuesday 7 April and a sculpture trail.

The sculpture trail entitled ‘Look at Me’ will see the city’s monuments transformed by six artists and includes William Wallace becoming a space-aged warrior while Robert Burns will be resplendent in bright knitted socks and a Jamaican flag.

The festival is the brainchild of a partnership between SMART, RGU and Aberdeen City Council.

via Look Again.

Breaking the Rules

March 25, 2015

We’re closing for redevelopment. This is your chance to come and experience our completely empty Gallery. Join us to dance a reel, beat the goalie, eat your picnic and draw on the walls on our last day before closing.

Rule breaking activities 14:00-16:45

Ceilidh with Danse McCabre 17:00-18:45

Family friendly – all ages welcome

via Breaking the Rules.