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
September 23, 2016
THE ABERDEEN ARTISTS’ SOCIETY
INVITES ALL ARTISTS, FRIENDS & MEMBERS TO THE AGM.
At the Northern Arts Club 8, Bon-Accord Square, Aberdeen AB11 6DJ
2.00-4.00pm on Saturday the 5th of November 2016.
These are exciting times. Join us to establish a collaborative relationship with the new Aberdeen Art Gallery for the founding exhibition in 2018. The Society seeks new members, students and volunteers to serve on their council, contributing skills and energy.
Working together we can enrich the creativity of Aberdeen Artists’ Society open exhibition in 2019.
Our aim to establish an event of national and international standing and make this contemporary exhibition one of the most important in Scotland’s cultural calendar.
Student membership available – check website.
Source: Aberdeen Artists Society
June 17, 2016
Sunday 19th June 2016
Following on from the Art in Aden public consultation and the production of a Public Art Strategy for Aden Country Park we are delighted to launch the project with the Midsummer Arts Festival on Sunday 19th June between 11am and 4pm.
The Midsummer Arts Festival will offer a range of activities for all ages including an opportunity to see the art work of the six commissioned artists who are exploring the theme of Secrets, Stories and Mysteries.
The six temporary art installations will take many shapes, forms and mediums (including a 10 feet tall midsummer badger puppet!) and will all relate to Aden Country Park in some way. Each artists work will be sited in Aden Country Park, forming an arts trail which visitors are encouraged to explore.
Commissioned professional artists include Allan Watson, Carla Angus, Gordon Burnett, Jenny Johnstone, Kate Robinson and Ken Cockburn.
Artwork will include a 10 foot badger, a poetry walk, sand painting, an opportunity to scrabble wi Doric, a trail of welcome shelters and a larger than life brobdingnagian gate. Some of the artists will also be providing hands on activity, so come along and get involved.
In addition the onsite Aberdeenshire Farming Museum is also officially launching its new temporary museum exhibition as part of the Midsummer Arts Festival. The exhibition aims to explore what visitors think and feel about the farming heritage of the North East of Scotland.
Other activities will include bird box making, country fair stalls, free drop in craft activities, face painting and Tam O Shunter train rides.
The event also ties in with the second Music at Aden performance. Following on from the hugely successful Aberden Sinfionetta String Quartet Richard Ingham is to provide a free Masterclass & Recital. To ensure your seat please reserve your tickets in advance. For further information please visit the Richard Ingham event page.
For further information on the Aden Public Art Strategy please visit the Friends of Aden webpage.
For further information about the Aden Public Art Project please visit the Aden Public Art Project link.
The Midsummer Arts Festival event is brought to you through partnership working between the Friends of Aden, Buchan Development Partnership (BDP) and Aberdeenshire Council.
The development of the Aden Country Park Public Art Strategy and temporary Public Art Trail has been made possible through the funding support from the Aberdeenshire Council’s Public Art Scheme.
Times: 11am – 4pm
Suitable for: All ages Welcome
Meeting point: Courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum
Booking required: No
Charge: Free Event
Contact: Email Aden Development Worker on: email@example.com or Tel: 01771 613584
Source: Midsummer Arts Festival
June 8, 2016
Deadline: 24 June 2016 at 17:00Look & Learn will support emerging artists and young creatives from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to realise their ideas and create new work in the North East through a programme of practical training and mentoring. This project is a 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 emerging artists and designers, who wish to build on their creative practice and develop facilitation and coaching skills with support from inspiring experienced lead practitioners. These emerging artists and designers will develop and lead on aspects of a micro–residency programme for aspiring younger creatives (ages 16-19 years) through the following stages:- Research, develop and produce new works, collectively and individually, inspired by Aberdeen’s city archive- Devise and lead on a creative skills programme for ten aspiring younger creatives in Aberdeen, with support from the experienced Lead Artist and Designer- Support those ten aspiring younger creatives to gain facilitation skills to pass on their creative skills through art workshops in relevant youth settings- ‘Sharing the Learning’ –present a range of creative work produced during the programme in collaboration with the younger creatives Skills and experience required: – Ambitious, high-quality contemporary creative practice – Ability to research source material 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, or interest in working with young people in creative or other relevant youth settings- Ability to reflect and review, tailoring the programme to identified needs- Presentation skills, be able to communicate to a high standardFreelance fee for the project is £1,500 including expenses (around 10 days project delivery Aug–Nov 2016).Please apply in writing with the following information: – Personal Statement (max 1,000 words) detailing your interest in and suitability for the role- CV (2 sides max ) – Supporting documentation of previous work (total files must not exceed 5Mb)Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Emerging Artist or Emerging Designer. Interviews will be held in Aberdeen on 20 JulyLocation: Aberdeen City, AberdeenshireFor further information, please contact email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call 01224 611161,The deadline is Friday 24 June 2016 at 17:00.
June 6, 2016
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Mandy Clarke), or call 01224 611161 ,
The deadline is Friday 17 June 2016 at 17:00.
June 1, 2016
Director of Exhibitions
Salary: c. £50,000, according to experience.
Reporting to: Director, V&A Dundee
The Director of Exhibitions will play a key role in the realisation of V&A Dundee and our future success, delivering a public programme that excites and inspires audiences. As a department head, the post-holder will have two principal responsibilities: to lead the development, planning and implementation of the temporary exhibitions programme (comprising touring exhibitions from the V&A in London, as well as exhibitions generated by V&A Dundee itself); and to lead the realisation and future renewal of the permanent Scottish Design Galleries.
The Director of Exhibitions will have expertise in design (leading our research plan), as well as outstanding project management experience. This is a demanding and highly rewarding position that will play a vital part in the founding of a new institution.
Deadline for applications: no later than 9.00 am, Friday, 1 July 2016.
V&A Museum of Design Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
For further information, including how to apply, please click here.
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:
If you are unable to download please get in touch:
Tel: 01224 337700
May 16, 2016
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
May 11, 2016