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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.

 

Open day and free ceramnics taster sessions at Dyce Community Centre

Come along to Dyce Community Centre and ‘Have a go’ with the Aberdeen Potters on 23rd May 10.00 am – 2.30pm.

The Potters are a group who meet regularly at Dyce and are looking for new memebers
A chance to come along and meet some enthusiastic ceramicists and their experienced tutor. You will be able to try your hand at a verity of techniques such as handbuilding, glazing and wheelthrowing.
All levels and abilities welcomed!

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

Class Bookings Now being Taken

Life drawing class, held at Ruthrieston Community Centre, run by Arts Development.

Mondays 23 April- 25 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Residents price £100, non residents price £110

Come along to this informative class and learn how to draw the human body. Using a posed model each week you will be taught the basics of anatomical drawing as well as learning how to capture form, tone and shape of the figure using a variety of material. The class is held in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, led by a knowledgeable tutor.

To book call arts development on 01224 814740

Arts CLub Looking for new members!

The Bon Accord Arts club meets on Wednesdays from 10am – 12 noon, the group work on their own artistic practice and have tuition from an artist once a month. Open to all ages and abilities. If your are interested in joining, get in touch on the below details.

Northern Arts Club
8 Bon Accord Square
Telephone 01224 586928

Temporary Art School, exciting new project taking place in Aberdeen

Temporary Art School is a one month live project happening throughout the city of Aberdeen in March 2012. A group of people living and working in both Aberdeen and Glasgow have come together to put on classes and workshops which experiment with what an art school can be and continue in a long tradition of self-organised education.The school is free and no previous experience of art education or training is required. To find out how to get involved and for details of our programme visit:

http://www.temporaryartschool.co.uk/


The project will be documented and shown at The Pipe Factory as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.

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.

 

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

‘Post Age’ – Artist Opportunity

50+ Festival Care Home Project ‘Post Age’

An exciting opportunity for an artist to work alongside the Arts Development team as part of this year’s Aberdeen’s Older People’s Festival.

Artist’s Brief
1. Background
Aberdeen City Council has held a festival for the older citizens of the City for nine years. The festival offers a range of activities, from rock climbing to sugar-craft with the aim of encouraging active participation from the older citizens 50+ age range.
As the festival has grown over the years the project evaluators have identified that activities offered to care providers in the city generally are non participatory. Events have been offered to provide residents in care with entertainment over the festival period.
In recent years, research has shown that Art in health and social care can:
• Develop self-confidence and self-esteem
• Improve staff and patient relationships and morale
• Improve social skills
• Help communication on many levels
• Decrease social isolation
• Enhance mental and physical health and well-being
• Develop creativity in the workplace
• Improve sensory awareness and physical dexterity
• Provide opportunities to develop new skills
• Enhance the environment of health and social care facilities

2. Project Objectives
The 50+ Events Officer, working with the Arts Development team are delighted to be able to offer this new exciting project “Post-Age” within 10 residential Continue reading

Artist Opportunities – Arts Development ‘Next Step’

Aberdeen City Council’s Arts Development is looking for freelance artists to deliver arts workshops as part of our Cashback funded youth arts programme ‘Next Step’. We are looking for artists with exciting, dynamic practices as well as strong communication skills and experience of working in participatory settings. You will be working with young people from challenging backgrounds in small group settings and on a one to one basis (with supervision support) around the city.

We are particularly interested in artists who work in cross-media, photography, filmmaking and animation but we are also open to artists from other discipline backgrounds as well.

Interested artists please email your CV’s, contact information and letters of interest to markbremner@aberdeencity.gov.uk . For any enquiries or questions please email the above address or telephone 01224 814736.