I’m sure you’ve heard it already but it’s important – digital learning is essential for the future generation.There are several ways to learn to code. However, making robots that actually respond to your code is arguably the most inspiring. Your child could be inspired to a future in robotics, game development or app creation.During this fun and interactive four session workshop, kids aged 9-14 will create a simple programmable robot using the LEGO Mindstorms kit. This robot will gradually become more complex as its functionality broadens with the addition of various sensors and motorised mechanisms. Programming will use the LEGO Mindstorms software.This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen STEM skills in the most exciting way. Participants gain a strong foundation in computational thinking. LEGO Mindstorms is a versatile system used in many schools around the world and is popular for the First LEGO League. Dates:Every Saturday from 14th January to 4th February2:45pm – 4:45pmWacky Bots is a Children’s University Learning Destination and this activity is endorsable on any Children’s University passport.LIMITED PLACES. Awesome sessions right here at the Aberdeen Science Centre.Sessions will only hold if minimum numbers are registered.

Source: Learn to Build & Program Robots with LEGO Mindstorms – Aberdeen Tickets, Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 2:45 PM | Eventbrite

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Aberdeen City PB

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

Source: Apply for the What’s Your Story? Development Programme 2017 – What’s Your Story?

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.

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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: adencountrypark@gmail.com or Tel: 01771 613584

Source: Midsummer Arts Festival

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 mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk 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 mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk (mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk), or call 01224 611161,The deadline is Friday 24 June 2016 at 17:00.

Source: Emerging Artists & Designers Programme (4 Roles)

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 mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk 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 mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk (Mandy Clarke), or call 01224 611161 ,

The deadline is Friday 17 June 2016 at 17:00.

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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

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 http://room13international.org/opportunity-for-a-visual-artist/ to download a full brief or email us at admin@room13international.org

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 admin@room13international.org 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 lara@room13international.org (lara@room13international.org), 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 http://www.lifewithart.co.uk

Contact Mel White

LWA Regional Art Coordinator for Scotland

Email meemaaw@googlemail.com

Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact meemaaw@googlemail.com (meemaaw@googlemail.com), or visit http://www.lifewithart.co.uk

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

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