Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Aberdeen Performing Arts Need Writers!

Deadline: 21 September 2015 at 17:00

The Lemon Tree Scratch Nights-Call for Script Submissions

Aberdeen Performing Arts are giving a call out to writers from or based in the North East for script submissions of 8-10 minute excerpts of new writing on the theme of My Aberdeen.

Submission Deadline:

My Aberdeen- 5pm Monday 21st September

Scratch Night:

My Aberdeen- Thursday 8th October

To be suitable for a Scratch Night, scripts must be between eight and ten minutes long and be able to be performed as a monologue or a two or three hander. They can be short stand alone pieces or an excerpt from a longer script. Your excerpt should be possible to stage with minimal props, sound and lighting requirements and we ask that you consider copyright when thinking about including music.Other than that, be creative and interpret the theme in whatever way you like. This is your chance for your writing take centre stage and show us work that is exciting, engaging and unexpected.

The selected excepts will be rehearsed and performed script in hand by a professional cast under direction as part of The Lemon Tree Scratch Nights event.

The playwrights will be invited to attend their rehearsal on the day of the event. Taking part will offer the playwrights the opportunity to see their work up on its feet for the first time and to gain feedback from the audience, actors and director.

For more information on submissions please click here.

ALT W Fund

Deadline Tuesday 1 September

Initiated by Scottish Screen in 2000, the Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.

The fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive practice, make use of technology as both medium and message, and recognise the changing role that digital culture has in our society.

Cycle 11 of the fund has a strategic thematic focus on architecture and will be delivered in partnership with the Travelling Gallery and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Guidelines are available to download Here.

Creative Europe Match Funding

Creative Europe’ is the EU programme which supports the European cultural and creative sectors. With a budget of €1.46 billion for 2014-2020, the programme aspires to support artists, cultural and audiovisual professionals and organisations in the performing arts, fine arts, publishing, film, TV, music, interdisciplinary arts, heritage, and the video games industry. The funding aims to support the delivery of activity across Europe, promoting collaboration and helping the sectors to reach new audiences and develop skills and knowledge.

An open call for funding of ‘Cooperation Projects’ is to be made in July 2015 with a deadline of early October 2015, and Aberdeen City Council are providing the opportunity for interested organisations to apply for match-funding towards an application.

The aim is to support local organisations to work collaboratively with partners from across Europe and up to £15,000 per annum towards the cost of one application to the Cooperation Projects strand is available. This will result in a contribution of up to £60,000 across the maximum four year project cycle.

To apply, interested organisations should read the guidelines below and submit an ‘Creative Europe Match-Funding Application’ via email to no later than 5pm on the 18th of September 2015.

We hope you are all looking forward to Celebrate Aberdeen this coming weekend. Follow them on Twitter to see the latest photos and updates.

We hope you all have a great week.

The AB + Team.

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Celebrate Aberdeen- 22/23 August 

Celebrate ABerdeen

Celebrate Aberdeen is back for another year with a fantastic lineup. Held on the 22 and 23 August there will be a host of free events.
The weekend will begin with a parade featuring different different charities, social enterprises and volunteering organisations. Performers over the two day event will include traditional folk singer Iona Fyfe, musician Colin Clyne and the Scottish rockers Uniform plus many more.

For full line up with times please see their website. 

Artists Wanted 


GRAMPIAN HOSPITALS ART TRUST are looking for submissions for exhibitions and/or projects for the Small Gallery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and The Dress Circle Bar in His Majesty’s Theatre.
For full guidelines please see their Website 
To apply send submission to
Tamsin Greenlaw

Exhibition Co-ordinator

Grampian Hospitals At Trust



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Win Tickets to Tech Fest 

Aberdeen Festivals are giving you the chance to win two tickets to TechFest’s ‘Demystifying BMI and the Truth About Fat’ at Robert Gordon University on Sunday 13th September at 5pm.

This event will explore the controversy surrounding BMI measurements. Join Dr Seleyha Ahsan, a practicing A&E Doctor in London, as she delves into the mysteries of BMI and the truth about fat.

To enter all you have to do is sign up to the newsletter, just click here. 

We hope you are all enjoying the sunshine this week. Follow us on Twitter to join in the cultural conversation.

Have a great week

The AB+ Team.