Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Look Again Fest

Look Again Visual Arts Festival 8-12 April

Look Again is a new visual art & design festival for the North East of Scotland. Building on the highly successful RGU ‘LOOK’ festival, Look Again is a five-day celebration of visual art & design, of culture and creativity and a programme of creative events to engage the wider community of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Brought together by Smart Consultants and Robert Gordon University.

A centrepiece to the first year’s festival features a major commission, the Look at Me Sculpture Trail which is based on the theme of exposing and connecting. It is a major component of the festival and will see six of the city’s 19th century statues being re-dressed with temporary pieces of public art by several different local, national & internationally acclaimed artists

With various exhibitions, projects and events across the city and with a jam-packed programme over the 4 days there is something for everyone.

For more information and to look at the programme please see.

http://www.lookagainfestival.co.uk/

 A reminder about Made in Aberdeen Artist Bursaries

 

Aberdeen City Council is committed to supporting the development of arts and culture in the city. The concept of ‘Made in Aberdeen’ is tied to the recognition that the city is home to a wealth of creative and artistic talent but that both the support and profile of this needs developed. The ‘Made in Aberdeen’ initiative aim to both increase the support for, and profile of, this talent; It is about having confidence in the city’s creative individuals, about nurturing and supporting our talent and finding new ways of showcasing it to a much wider local, national and international audience.

Made in Aberdeen includes the following support initiatives:

  • Artists’ Bursaries
  • Artists’ Commissions
  • Emerging Talent Prize
  • Made In Aberdeen Films

Five awards of up to £2,000 available to artists working in any art form, to support create, develop and/or present new work, participate in development opportunities such as residencies or training courses, facilitate new collaborations to support artistic development and experimentation.

To check out the guidelines please see http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/arts/culture/made_in_aberdeen.asp

Keep us update on Twitter if you would like us to share anything.

We hope you all have a great week

The AB+ Team

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/arts/culture/made_in_aberdeen.asp

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Whats on-

Art, Community

Thursday 26th March 6-9pm

Please note prior reservation is required. Reserve your free tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/creative-learning-team-aberdeen-city-council-7589627083?s=35017239

Art, Community is an event exploring art and community in Aberdeen as part of ArtWorks 100 Conversations.

The event will explore current art practice in the city in relation to these terms and will critically explore future projects for artists working across the city. The evening will be facilitated by artist Jonathan Baxter.

The event may be of particular interest to students, teachers and practicing artists, people working in community centre settings and members of the public with an interest in the arts.

Food & drink will be provided. The event is free to all.

Venue:
Ruthrieston Temporary Studio
532-536 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7LL

Win a Trip to Norway!

Norway
The latest season of Northern Arc concerts in Aberdeen’s Music Hall will transport their audiences to Norway – literally in the case of one lucky concert goer.

For Aberdeen Performing Arts, Wideroe airlines and Victoria Hotel are offering Northern Arc concert-goers prize of a weekend trip for two people to Stavanger, simply by enjoying at least two of the three concerts. The winning name will be drawn after the last concert of the series in June.
APA Northern Arc spring series includes:
Saturday 7 February: Karine Polwart with Sigrid Moldestad

Friday 3 April: Karen Matheson Band with Erlend Viken Trio

Saturday 27 June: Lau with Valkyrien Allstars

Celebrating the Nordic soul, the series is not just about music and the pre-show events in the Music Hall café includes presentations about Norwegian traditions, artists and links between Scotland and Norway. The other links are already well established as Wideroe airlines operate 6 flights daily from Aberdeen to Norway – to both Stavanger and Bergen – making them ideal weekend break destinations.

For terms of conditions see:

http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/news/three-nights-two-nations-and-one-chance-to-win-a-trip-to-norway-360

‘A special request from our friends at ACT Aberdeen’

On Tuesday 5th May we plan to discuss our initial thoughts on the future cultural strategy of ACT Aberdeen, and we would welcome your individual input in helping us shape the next 10 years of our business.

We are aiming for this strategy to represent the widest possible range of people who currently use ACT, along with potential new members of the ACT family. It is important that we have your insight so our invitation to this event has been extended to our staff, volunteers, board, users and friends.

We would ask that you keep Tuesday 5th May free so you can join us for a day of interactive workshops and sessions which will give you the opportunity to share your valuable knowledge with us. Refreshments will be provided.

Timings for this day and evening event will be divided into two to three sessions and will be sent nearer the time, but if you could let us know by Friday April 10th if you can attend at least part of the day it will help us create the best possible outcome for everybody.

If you would like to attend please rsvp or for more info contact paula@act-aberdeen.org.uk

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If you are attending the Jazz Festival this week or any other cultural event we would love to see your pictures via Twitter or Facebook. Use the hashtag #ABpoz

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Jazz on the Green- March 21st

Jazz on the Green (part of the Jazz Festival) on Saturday March 21st has plenty of fantastic performances around the city and they are all FREE. Yes you heard right, completely free! So no excuses, it will no doubt be a spectacular day bringing the city to life. Check out the programme below.

jazz on the green

Up and Coming Deadlines-

Here is a run down of some of the up and coming deadlines over the next month.

There are some fantastic opportunities for funding, please click the links for more info.

Time to Shine Digital Deadline – 13 March and Information Roadshows

http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/tts-digital

Voluntary Arts Scotland Expenses Fund – 16 March

http://www.voluntaryarts.org/2015/02/09/boost-your-voluntary-arts-week-event-with-a-cash-injection/

Epic Awards- Extended deadline: 30 March

Nominations are now open for this year’s Epic Awards!

From singing to knitting, amateur dramatics to painting, over 60,000 groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland provide regular opportunities for creative cultural activity. The Epic Awards celebrate their achievements.

http://epicawards.co.uk

Time to Shine Nurturing Talent Fund Deadline – 12 April

http://www.youngscot.org/Campaigns/3224-nurturing-talent-time-to-shine-fund

Cashback for Creativity Fund Deadline – 30 April

http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/cashback-for-creativity

http://www.youthlinkscotland.org/Index.asp?MainID=13225

Made in Aberdeen -Artists’ Bursaries –30th April

Made in Aberdeen has just opened for applications this year. There are five awards of up to £2,000  available to artists working in any art form, to support create, develop and/or present new work , participate in development opportunities such as residencies or training courses, facilitate new collaborations to support artistic development and experimentation.

Guidelines and applications are available for download below or alternatively can be requested by emailing vibrantaberdeen@aberdeencity.gov.uk or calling (01224) 522341.

We hope you all have a great week and please keep us updated on any funding successes, or anything fun happening within the area. Tweet us at @ABpoz or email us at aberdeen.positive@gmail.com

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Art Exhibition coming to Fraserburgh

The opening of Breathless Breastless Project, breast cancer awareness art exhibition is coming to Fraserburgh this month. The exhibition, which has previously shown at 17 Aberdeen, ACT Aberdeen and at the Saltaire Arts Festival Bradford, will open at The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh on Tuesday 31st March 7pm, where it will be open to visitors for one month. This is a fantastic moving exhibition not to be missed.
The exhibition is being shown as part of The Moonlight Prowls 10th anniversary celebrations.

For More information please see

http://www.breathlessbreastlessproject.org/

Music Industry Workshop Day

APA Creative Music Industries Programme present a Music Industry Day at The Lemon Tree on Saturday 21st March 2015 for young people ages 14-25 who have an interest in the Music Industry.

From 12pm – 4.30pm there will be be music industry professionals from around Scotland promoting their work and talking to young people about their own music and how they can promote themselves as an artist. sessions for our visiting professionals. In the evening, the day will be completed with a performance at The Lemon Tree between 6pm and 9pm from local musicians. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 25 and have a strong interest in getting involved in the Music Industry as a performer or behind the scenes then this event is for you. Information on song-writing, touring, and releasing your own music will be readily available on the day.

Workshops include-
12pm – 1pm: Music Production | North East of Scotland College: An overview, demonstration, and a chance to try, of some of the topics relating to Music Production.
1.30pm – 2.30pm: Hip-Hop/Rap | shmu: Bang On (Elliot Egerton) will be leading this session centred around the rap music industry and his experience of it.
3pm – 4pm: Music Journalism: 57 Degrees North lead a workshop on music journalism, including a look at the current state of the industry, and advice on techniques such as interviewing artists and reviewing
4pm – 4.30pm: Q&A: Breaking Into the Industry. The panel will be made up of a selection of industry professionals

Workshop numbers are limited so please contact creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com if you require more information and to book your place

Fantastic offers available with Aberdeen Festivals-
Aberdeen Festivals
As part of the launch of festival season Aberdeen Festival has some great deals, which include 2-1 tickets to any of the festival, discount on restaurants and even accommodation. Fabulous if you are planning ahead for events this year (or would make a fabulous gift for someone)

With an array of fantastic festivals to choose from there really is something for everyone. You have to be quick as this offer is subject to availability and early booking is advised.

To see the current deals please see:

http://visitaberdeen.com/aberdeen-festivals-packages/apply-for-festival-deals-/


Thank you once again!

Our Culture in the North East: Life after the Referendum event yesterday was another fantastic success. With tough and insightful issues discussed. A big thank you to all of our attendees and a special thanks to the panel for taking part. Check out our Twitter feed @ABpoz to catch up if you missed it. We had a lot of live tweeting!

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Have a great week

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