Monthly Archives: May 2015

AB+ Weekly Round Up

Firstly a big thank you to all who attended our latest event on Wednesday, we hope you found the night insightful and inspiring. With a special thank you to Grampian Hospitals Art Trust for hosting.

Creative Travel Award for Young People- Advice Sessions

This event is to book on to the advice session with Gary Cameron Cultural Planning and Partnership officer and Rachel Grant previous award recipient on Tuesday 26 May 10 am – 12 noon and Wednesday 27 May at 2 – 5 pm at Seventeen.

Here is a quick reminder of the criteria for who can apply.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 – 25 years of age at time of applying
  • An Aberdeen city resident.
  • Be available to travel in 2015 until March 2016 and
  • Have relevant documentation to travel. (Shortlisted applicants will be asked to show documentation).
  • Are confident and motivated to undertake a
  • residency/training opportunity in Calgary.
  • Show outstanding talent and/or potential in any art form (this includes, but is not limited to, the visual and performing arts, music, literature, media and creative industries).
  • Be able to develop or facilitate new work.
  • Demonstrate an ability to profile their work.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday June 3 2015 at midnight.

This will be a great opportunity to hear more about the award and the criteria for application. For more information and to book tickets please click here.

May Festival is Next Week – Get your Tickets Fast!

May Fest

May Festival is next weekend the 29th- 31 of May and tickets are selling out fast. Take a look at the brochure here.

With a huge variety of events happening there really is something for everyone. To book tickets go to APA Website or call Aberdeen Box Office on 01224 641122

There are some great events happening over the summer and we are excited to share them all with you. Keep up to date on our Twitter and Facebook.

We hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

The AB+ Team

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AB+ Weekly Round Up and Event Update

Creative Travel Awards for Young People

Aberdeen City Council is launching the Creative Travel Award for young people aged 18 – 25, living in Aberdeen. (The Award was formally known as the Diamond Jubilee Travel Bursary).

This Creative Travel Award offers a unique opportunity for two or three young people to undertake a residency with an arts organisation in Calgary, Canada.

The funding available is up to £7000 is to cover costs and this is flexible; it will for example fund travel, accommodation and living expenses in Calgary for up to 12 weeks. It can also fund training, a residency, mentoring, materials or studio production to make art or a film. Alternatively, the young person could shadow an organisation that programmes arts activity. Total funding available for all applications is £15000.

Applicants must be between 18-25 when applying. For more information about the award and the criteria for application please see  

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

 

Edinburgh International Science Festival – Fuselab Go Aberdeen

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Fuselab GO will run in Aberdeen on 22/33, 25/26 June – 15 to 18 year olds

Calling all young aspiring engineers, designers and entrepreneurial thinkers!

Fuselab GO encourages participants to pioneer a new way of life by imagining the reality of human beings populating a new planet. You will be asked to think bigger than ever before on a completely blank canvas, developing out of this world solutions to real world problems through a series of workshops, skills, sessions, talks and games. Each event will be attending by a number of industry specialists whose role will be to provide support and guidance to all participants.

We are looking to recruit aspiring engineers, designers and entrepreneurial thinkers to help plan the future of this as yet uninhabited world; working together to seek out relevant skills amongst their colleagues then collaborating on the design, prototype and testing of ideas.

Fuselab GO will land in Aberdeen on 22/33, 25/26 June and we looking for 40 enthusiastic pioneers to take part. The boot camp is completely free of charge and lunch will be provided on each day. We are unable to offer assistance towards travel costs.

For more info please visit this page

Update on Our Event 

Update on ABpositive AGM and Networking Night
Wednesday 20th May at The Suttie Arts Space – (within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary),  Forresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN.
Enter through the main hospital  entrance and as you pass the Aroma Café you’ll see signs pointing along the glazed corridor to the Pink Zone.The Arts Space is on the right before you get to the Zone. AGM from 6.30pm – 7.00pm
ABpositive’s AGM is the opportunity for members to hear about what has been happening over the past year and the plans going forward. We have one nomination so far for the board and we need at least two more so we have as wide a representation of the cultural community as possible. Anyone interested in putting themselves forward for the board (3 spaces available) please email the chair of ABpositive Stewart Aitken stewart@aiyf.org
Who, What, When, Where & Why Netwoking night Registration is straight after the AGM at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start finishing about 9.00pm We have a full house of presenters waiting in the wings to share their thoughts, ideas, work and also opportunities for collaboration so please come along and hear some interesting presentations.
Everything from literature to events, exhibitions to art therapy as well as how to get involved in shaping the future direction of ABpositive. Presenters include Alison Chandler (ACVO) Iain Halkett (Aberdeen Artists), Freda Morrison (Pushing out the Boat) Jen Shaw (Uni of Aberdeen), Artists Stephanie Vandem, Rachel Grant and Anita Bell on their different exhibitions and work along with contributions Yvonne Billimore (Scottish Sculpture Studio) and also Deveron Arts, ABpositive and Suttie Arts Space.
However if you have something burning to say and share we could probably squeeze one or two more people in so please let us know if you’d like to. Otherwise please support the presenters and come and enjoy the chance to chat, see the exhibition in the Arts Space. This event is hosted in partnership with the team from Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) and there will be a chance to view the Aberdeen Artists exhibition in the gallery. If you fancy presenting or coming along to the event then please RSVP to:aberdeen.positive@gmail.com as soon as possible so we can have enough refreshments available.
Both events that follows is for anyone interested in culture in the North East and ABpositive welcomes new members all year round – it is free to join our mailing list and to attend our events.
We hope to see you all there.

The AB+ Team

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AB+ Event Wednesday 20th May

Be Involved in Our Next Event
Who, What, When, Where and Why Netwoking night- Wednesday 20th May

ABpositive’s AGM is the opportunity for members to hear about what has been happening over the past year and the plans going forward. It is a chance to share ideas for the future work and direction of the organisation and vote a board to take these ideas on.
Please come and support the event as ABpositive is a member led organisation and is here to provide a voice for the cultural sector in the North-east. Anyone interested in putting themselves forward for the board (3 spaces available) please email the chair of ABpositive Stewart Aitken stewart@aiyf.org
The Networking event that follows is for anyone interested in culture in the North East, ABpositive welcomes new members all year round – it is free to join our mailing list and to attend our events.

The ABpositive networking night, Who, What, When, Where and Why is an opportunity to share and hear about the wealth and breadth of activity and opportunities happening in the city and North-east. It is an open call for people to make five minute presentations about what they do, where they do it, when it’s happening or who they’d like or need to work with.
Then after the presentation there is plenty time to chat and make connections. This event is hosted in partnership with the team from Grampian Health Arts Trust (GHAT) and there will be a chance to view the Aberdeen Artists exhibition in the gallery.
If you fancy presenting then please RSVP to: aberdeen.positive@gmail.com as soon as possible and if you are coming along to either or both events it would be good to let us know so we can have enough refreshments available.

AB positive Events on Wednesday 20th May at The Suttie Arts Space – (within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary), Forresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN.Enter through the main hospital entrance and as you pass the Aroma Café you’ll see signs pointing along the glazed corridor to the Pink Zone. The Arts Space is on the right before you get to the Zone.
AGM from 6.30pm – 7.00pm followed by Who, What, When, Where and Why Netwoking night Registration is straight after the AGM at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start finishing about 9.00pm
We look forward to seeing you all there

The `AB+ Team

AB+ Weekly Round Up

Aberdeen Artists Society Exhibition

Aberdeen Artist Society have a brand new exhibition opening this month-

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sonADA 2015

There is still time to catch sonADA this weekend at seventeen Aberdeen and City Moves.

Take a look at their website for full programme listings for Saturday http://sonada.org/sonADA2015/

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BONNIE BIRD NEW CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD-
THE AWARD:

The Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award is a biennial award of £10,000. This award is open to choreographers and artists working choreographically, based in the UK, who have been working professionally for more than five years (excluding study). Please note, however, that current MA and PhD students are not eligible to apply. The award period will be negotiated with the applicant but will generally last between 1-2 years.

The new Choreography award aims to engage with one choreographer to support a programme of individual research that can effect a step change, developing their future work/practice to the highest quality, with the potential to impact both nationally and internationally.

The award also has been created to support a project that asks questions about choreography and addresses what it might currently mean to work with the body, dance, movement and choreography.

THE AWARDEE RECEIVES:

£10,000 bursary payable in instalments against agreed milestones, with the final payment being made on the receipt/delivery of the final project presentation
Ongoing, regular support from an experienced Creative Producer* in shaping a programme of research and development during the period of the award
Access to the experience and expertise of the voluntary BBCF Board of Trustees and Advisors (Click here for a list)

The fund will select a new awardee for the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award. Applications are open from Friday 11 April 2015 and the deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 11 June 2015 at 6pm.

For more details on how to apply please visit

http://www.bonniebird.org/bbnca.html

We hope you have a great weekend enjoying all of the wonderful events across the city- and hopefully enjoying the sunshine.

The AB+ Team

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