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Step Change: Call for Creative Practitioners

The Creative Learning Team is part of Aberdeen City Council, Education, Culture and Sport. The team works to improve outcomes for individuals and communities through the arts, culture and creativity.

Are you a Creative Practitioner?

musician/drama practitioner/public artist/writer/dancer

photographer/film maker/visual artist/designer…..

From May 2013 – 2015, Step Change aims to improve outcomes for young people at risk of or involved in offending in Aberdeen. 

We are looking to develop a database of Creative Practitioners who have:

  • a minimum of 2 years experience in using their specialist art form(s) in participatory settings
  • the ability to establish a rapport and proven track record in building relationships with challenging young people who are in the Youth Justice System

 If you have the appropriate skills and experience and are interested in sessional work* please complete the application form.

(*sessional work 3+ hours per week in blocks of 5 – 10 weeks).

Fees: £175 per day (pro rata) inclusive of preparation and delivery.

 Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a short interview for submission to the programme. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to access free training in this field and to deliver sessions as part of the Step Change programme.

 

To apply for this opportunity please email creativelearningteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk

and request the Creative Practitioner profile and application form.

Application deadline:        10.00am, Friday 5 July

Interview dates:                  Tuesday 30 / Wednesday 31 July

If you require further information please contact Elspeth Winram on ewinram@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

 

Sign up quick!

Whitespace square small paintings London trip etc
Only a few places left on this weekend specialist class with Arts Kelly-Anne Cairns;
Capturing the Human Figures in Oils at Rsoemount C.C. 22 and 23 June 10.30am – 4.30pm.
£70 with Accord Card, £80 without. Call Arts Development on 01224 814740 to book your space!

Creative Communities Project

Creative Communities is Arts Development, Aberdeen City Council’s programme of art projects/events/workshops in the cities regeneration areas and is funded by the Fairer Scotland Fund.  From October 2012 to April 2013 there will be a host of imaginative and inspiring creative opportunities for residents of all ages from the cities 7 regeneration areas;

Each area will be allocated a lead artist

Each project will run over 4 weeks.

Each areas project will culminate in a fun community event.

The projects are for residents of all ages from the cities Regeneration areas, and the programme offers opportunities to be involved in many different art forms.  While you may find it most convenient to attend workshops/events in your area we encourage and welcome cross over between areas and all sessions can be attended by residents from other regeneration areas.

Projects will happen in:

Tillydrone

Northfield & CummingsPark

Torry

Woodside

Middlefield

Seaton

 

Each area will have a launch day which will take place a week before the project starts, this will take the form of an ice-cream van/ pop up art workshops.  Get your free ice cream or tea/coffee if a chilly day and learn about the project that is happening is happening in the area.

Listen out for the ice-cream van in your area!

Creative Communities’ goes digitalAlong side the programme of workshops, the creative communities’ project will have an online presence, keeping you up to date with latest developments, offering inspiration and assigning online arts projects for you to get involved with.

Check us out at:

Face book: https://www.facebook.com/creativecommunitiesaberdeen

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CC_Abdn

Blog: www.creativecommunitiesaberdeen.blogspot.co.uk

For further information please contact Margaret Stewart, Community Arts Officer on 01224 814740 or mstewart@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Public Art Community Commission Awards 2012

Is your community interested in Public Art?
Ever wanted to work with an artist?

 

Aberdeen City Council is offering community groups, organisations and charities the opportunity to develop public art projects within their own communities through the new ‘Public Art Community Commissions’. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to create their own projects, commission an artist(s) to work with and raise the profile of their community.
Public Art has the potential for celebration, provoke reaction, promote debate, and bring communities together and encourage discussion on a wide range of issues of relevance to a community or site. It’s a great way for people to feel involved in their community, create a sense of civic pride and belonging. Within this commission you could have:
· A permanent piece of public artwork.
· A short-lived object or temporary piece.
· A one-off event that you could help create or even perform in.
· An intervention by an artist that could be brief or long-term.
· An artist’s performance, be it a one off or part of a festival programme.
Two grants of up to £14,000 will be available for projects, inclusive of running costs, artist / arts organisation fee and any installation or marketing costs.
Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/arts/whitespace/art_arts_development.asp
You can also download a PDF version of the Public Art Tool Kit which gives advice and guidance on all aspects of developing a public art project. Additional support and guidance on all aspects of this commission can be received by emailing artsdevelopment@aberdeencity.gov.uk or by calling (01224) 814740. The Arts Development office will be closed from December 22nd to January 4th so will not be able to respond during this period.
A morning surgery for any queries or questions will be announced soon and details for it will appear on the Art Development website page.
Deadline for applications to be received is 5.00pm on Monday 16th of January 2012.

 

Handmade Christmas Workshop

Handmade Christmas Workshops

Join us for a handmade Christmas........

Join the Arts Development team to get creative this Christmas!Our friendly tutors will guide you through all you need to know to make some fabulous and totally unique seasonal essentials. Classes suitable for all levels and abilities, all materials provided.

Classes held at The Gordon Highlanders Musuem.
… Saturdays 12 noon- 3.30 pm, £25 per class
To book a place call the Arts Development team on 01224 814740

Sat 19 November: Create a Seasonal Stocking
Make a unique Christmas stocking to your own design. It would make a great addition to any home/fireplace or ideal as a gift!

Free creative art sessions for young people at the Aberdeen Art Gallery

Free workshops for young people at the Aberdeen Art Gallery, full press release below-

Young people from across the North-east are being invited to explore the art of portraiture during the October holiday at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

These free creative sessions for young people aged 14 – 19 years-old are inspired by the upcoming BP Portrait Award and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics.

The BP Portrait Award goes on show at Aberdeen Art Gallery from Saturday 12 November 2011 until Saturday 21 January 2012. Continue reading

Public Art Education Opportunity

Aberdeen City Council are due to launch the Aberdeen Public Art Fund, along with a Public Art Toolkit and website. This new fund will be launching in late 2011.

As part of the fund  Arts Development, are running a free education programme for those community groups or organisations in the city who might wish to apply to the fund but feel that they perhaps require some training or support before doing so. The education programme, running one afternoon a week for 5 weeks, will utilise the new Aberdeen City Public Art Toolkit, taking participants through each stage of a public art project, as well as incorporating professional artists talks, site visits and practical exercises. Continue reading

Scottish Samurai Parade – Call For Stewards

Theatre Modo is looking for stewards for the Scottish Samurai Parade on the 17th September 2011.

Over the next two months Theatre Modo will be working with over 500 young people to create a thrilling processional extravaganza bringing to life the adventures and exploits of the great trader, revolutionary and industrialist, Thomas Blake Glover.

The parade will start at the Gordon Barracks at culminating in a fiery finale at Westfield Park. The parade will set off at 7.00pm and we expect the entire event to be over by 9.00pm. Continue reading

New Autumn/Winter workshop programme

Our new workshop programme is out now. You can pick it up from the usual distribution points or download a PDF version from the below  link  (approx 2.5mb) –

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/nmsruntime/saveasdialog.asp?lID=40078&sID=3583

Photo journeys of The Green wanted

As part of the Lively Cities (LICI) project, Aberdeen City Council is looking for people’s views on the city centre area known as The Green.

 The LICI Project is a European partnership which explores alternative ways of reclaiming public space for public use.

Aberdeen is one of nine cities involved in the project which has been successful in receiving funding through the Interreg IVB North West Europe programme.

 To support the development of its “Public Art Aberdeen” initiative, the City Council’s focus is to assess the role public art can play in developing areas of the city.

 The Green has been selected as the location the council would like to find out how residents and visitors think of the area.  It wants to know if individuals: Continue reading