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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!

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

The Port project Research Groups Update.

Footdee Beach, March 2012

Image taken by Port Project Participant Mike Webster

The Port Project is a collaborative project between Arts Development,  Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Theatre Modo. It will culminate in all involved groups taking part in The Aberdeen International Youth Festival 40th Anniversary Celebrations Parade on the 4th August 2012.

The project will offer new arts experiences to young people and their communities.

This Photo was taken by Mike Webster, one of the participants in The Port Project’s research groups, which are currently investigating the history of Aberdeen’s Harbour area. Photo taken at Footdee, March 2012.

Seaton Guide

As part of the ‘Our Story’ and ‘Art Engagement’  projects the Seaton History group have created their own blog, a guide to Seaton.

The Seaton Art and History Group has been researching and developing this ‘Guide to Seaton’, to encourage people to rediscover the Seaton area of Aberdeen and appreciate what is available locally.

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Artist Opportunity- Aberdeen Art Engagement

Artist opportunity: ‘ Art Engagement’, a public art project based in The Green, Aberdeen.

Fee £5000. Start between October – January.

Application deadline; 22nd September 2010.

Aberdeen City Council’s  Arts Development Team seek an artist specialising in generating work within the public realm, with a strong understanding of collaborative practice and is comfortable developing methods of consultation, participation, community involvement leading to the production of a temporary art piece (to be located within the Green area in late January/ early February 2011).  Continue reading