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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.


Arts Development Job Share Vacancy

Arts development will soon be advertising a new job share vacancy. Senior Clerical Assistant, 15 and a quarter hours per week, afternoons. Please check Aberdeen City Council’s website for any updates on this post.


Education and Outreach Officers posts

 Woodend Arts (WA) and sound (North East Scotland’s festival of new music) are seeking to appoint education and outreach officers. These posts are being advertised jointly as sound and WA are both based in the Woodend Barn in Banchory, and as such will probably interest a single candidate. These part-time posts will support WA (approx. 60% of the time) and sound (approx. 40% of the time). Continue reading

Aberdeen International Youth Festival Job opportunity


Freelance SMP Project Co-ordinator

For programme of youth music development
Fee around £9 500 over 21 months plus agreed expenses.
Aberdeen International Youth Festival has been awarded the tender to manage an 18 month programme of youth music development by the Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Strategic Music Partnership funded by Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative.  Continue reading

Art Engagement – One day left for submission deadline

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

Only one more day to get your submissions in for this opportunity!

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). 
This project will form part of Aberdeen City Council’s larger ‘Art Engagement’ project, focusing on the impact public art in all its many forms can have on a community and the city as whole, breaking down the barriers towards long term engagement, participation and retention of creativity within the city.

To download the artist brief and information on how to apply go to http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/Arts/whitespace/art_engagement.asp or to download PDF directly click here.

Public Art Commission for Connect2 Perth

Been on holday but have a couple of new opportunities to post today
Deadline for applications: 24th September 2010

Call for applications: Perth & Kinross Council invite applications from artists (working alone or collaboratively) to create a Public Art work(s) as part of the Connect2 Perth – River Tay Foot/ Cycle Bridge and Path Network. The artist will collaborate with local communities creatively, leaving a visual legacy of that engagement. This may include traditional or non traditional media eg. temporary or permanent installations / exhibitions / film / photographs / book / projections etc.

Fee: £14,400 to include all costs
Interviews: Fri 22nd October 2010

For further details and application guidelines contact LConacher@pkc.gov.uk 01738 477849

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