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:

Tel: 01224 337700


MMus in Sonic Arts

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.

Download the 2016 May Festival programme here!

Tickets on sale now. Follow the booking links in each event
or call 01224 641122 to book.


University of Aberdeen May Festival

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
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…


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)

Creative Ageing Aberdeen Showcase Wednesday 30 March 2016 Aberdeen Beach Ballroom 9.30am – 3.00pm

Are you are an older person? Do you care for an older person?

Do you deliver services for older people? Do you want to find out more?

If you have answered YES to any of the above this event is for you.

“In June 2014, an estimated 34,261 people in Aberdeen City were aged 65 years or older, representing 15% of the city’s total population. Over the next twenty-five years the number of people aged 65+ is projected to rise considerably – and at a much higher rate than the population as a whole. By 2037, it is projected that over 51,500 people (17.8% of Aberdeen’s total population) will be aged 65 years or over.”

Aberdeen City Council Briefing Paper 2015/10 Population of Older People In Aberdeen

An opportunity to connect, explore and discover great services and activities in Aberdeen.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

For More Information contact Aberdeen Creative Learning Team 01224 611160

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 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.

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

Contact Mel White

LWA Regional Art Coordinator for Scotland


Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact (, or visit

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

via Freelance Art Tutor.

Project Internship

Deveron Arts is a contemporary art organisation based in Huntly, a 4500 people strong market town in the north east of Scotland. Here we work with the history, context and identity of the town.

Deveron Arts has no gallery, instead the town is the venue: studio, gallery, and stage for artists of all disciplines. We invite them to work and live here from all over the world. For this we use found spaces all over the town and its surrounding areas: supermarkets, bothies, churches, garages, to name just a few.

Engaging local people and community in topics of both global and local concern, Deveron Arts works through a 50/50 approach. This brings together artistic and social relationships in an international global network that extends throughout and beyond the geographic boundaries of Huntly.

More on Deveron Arts, its artists, project and concepts on

Project Intern Position

The Intern will be involved in all facets of daily operations and will be a vital part of the Deveron Arts team.

This is a unique training opportunity for young professionals seeking work experience in event management, administration and marketing.

Accommodation + £50 per week living stipend are provided.


Applicants should:

• a covering letter describing how you would relate your education, training, work experience and any other experience (e.g. voluntary) to the requirements of the post. (800 words maximum)

• CV

To: Joss Allen at

Please mark clearly ‘ Project Intern Application – your name’ in the subject header.

Applications can be made by e-mail only.

Long-listed candidates will be interviewed by Skype.

A second round of interviews may take place at Deveron Arts’ office in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

The full job description can be found on our website:

Location: Aberdeenshire

For further information, please contact (, or call 01466 794 494 , or visit

The deadline is Saturday 05 September 2015 at 17:30.

via Project Internship.

Mix ‘N’ Pick Theatre are looking for a group of freelance actors / workshop leaders / children’s entertainers for the continual growth of the company.

This summer we have been performing small scale children’s theatre shows at the Boxsmall Festival in Edinburgh city centre.

We are now looking to create a pool of freelance staff that we can use for corporate events, birthday parties, workshops in schools and to perform in children’s shows around Scotland. At least one year’s experience in this field of work is essential.

Salary will be based on the work offered, starting from £9 an hour.

Actors must have a base in Scotland.

Audition / Interview will include performing a short monologue for children. Immediate work available for the right actors.

All staff must have a PVG.

Send your CV to:

Location: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee City, East Lothian, Edinburgh City, Fife, Glasgow City, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, West Lothian

For further information, please contact (, or call 07720861796, or visit

The deadline is Monday 30 November 2015 at 10:05.

via Freelance Staff.