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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.


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:


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

Aberdeen – The Next Step


Aberdeen – The Next Step
in partnership with Creative Cultures Scotland
Tuesday 22 March 2011, 13:00-16:45

Aberdeen Arts Centre

The Next Step                                                                                 

This workshop helps you take stock of your established* business, review your achievements, consider options for development, kick start new plans, and renew motivation.
“…good thought provoking stuff which will help in my future plans.”
The Next Step workshop participant Continue reading

Build your Network event

Small World: how are you connected?
Tuesday 22nd March 2011 (6.30 – 8.30)

Following the workshop : The Next Steps Tuesday 22 March 2011, 13:00-16:45) – Creative Cultures Scotland will be helping facilitate a networking event for the Cultural Enterprise Office – based on networks and new media…

“Ever wondered how others build their networks successfully? Join us for an evening of real time social networking to explore the contacts you currently have and what you want to add to build your networks. Continue reading

AIYF Opportunity

Freelance Marketing & Communications co-ordinator

Up to 6 months full-time depending on start date.

Fee up to £10 000
Aberdeen International Youth Festival’s main activity is the producing of an annual youth multi arts festival during the summer. This event attracts participation from over 1000 young artists from around the world, across the UK including many from the local Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area. Continue reading