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AB+ Weekly Round Up

Extras Needed for New Drama A major new drama series is about to start filming at Balmoral and the producers are looking for extras. Starring Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame and written by Peter Morgan who scripted The Queen this is a great opportunity to get a great tick on your acting CV. Filming begins the second half of July.To apply click here Stonehaven Folk Festival This Weekend Stonehaven The festival offers a wide and varied range of performers, with some very exciting new bands and artists. In addition to the main stage concerts  you can  sample some of the many other events organised over the weekend. These include the ever popular World Paper’n’Comb Championship (Sat) and the Aqua Ceilidh (Sun). The Festival will open with a “Big” session on Thursday evening (9th July) and close with the Sunday night concert, hopefully something for everyone, and all set in beautiful Stonehaven- what could be better! For programme listing and event information please see the website here.  Make sure to tweet us @abpoz and keep us up to date with what your up to! We hope you all have a great week. The AB+ Team

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AB+ Weekly Round Up and Member Survey

Please Complete our Member Survey

ABpositive Member Survey 
If you want to have a say in the future plans of ABpositive then please complete our member survey before it closes at the end of this week  – it is short and sweet and can be completed using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5CSRHSG

Thank you in advance for your time which is vital to the continued development of ABpositive member services.

Stephanie Vandem Family Album Exhibition – At Seventeen until 4th July

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Running from 4 June-4th July The Stephanie Vandem Family Portrait Exhibition is at Seventeen Aberdeen. Beautifully intimate and documenting relationships and love it really is a must see this summer.

The Big Creative Aberdeen Picture Event with ACVO

What could an arts project do for your business or organisation? Your community? Your hard to reach audiences? Your fundraising? Your awareness raising? Who could fund or resource it?

How as an artist or cultural organisation can you can you find out what opportunities exist or what is needed from you?

Why Art? Where  Art? What Art? How Art?

“Art and artists are inspiring … they offer ways of expressing complicated feelings … They can open up whole new horizons for people who feel they have very few.  They make a place look nice.  They make people feel good about themselves. Art projects can break … patterns of failure … by encouraging people to look at their situations with fresh eyes” Lord Andrew Mawson “The Social Entrepeneur: Making communities Work”.

We are all Creative – This is your invitation to become part of “The Big Creative Aberdeen Picture”  being opened by BBC Scotland’s Fiona Stalker on 16th June 2015 at 12.00-3.00 Instant Neighbour’s Home Comforts Store at Union Square :

–  To find out what an arts project could do and how to make The Big Creative Aberdeen Picture work for you, email  the title “Why I want Art. Where I want Art” to events@acvo.org.uk  We will  send you details of the day which will include Case Studies and an Expert Panel and options to  get involved.

–  Book free places  to take part in the Big Creative Aberdeen Picture event on 16th June. We will together create a picture focussing on the individual Localities that most concern you.

–  Become a Big Creative Aberdeen Resource and help with materials or donations for a giant collage – it might depict art in a park, in a building, on a website, at an event –  use your imagination and think what you can recycle or reuse! – or volunteer on the day! Email the title  “Big Aberdeen Resources” to events@acvo.org.uk if you can.

–  To get involved as an artist or cultural group and be an integral part of the event  email the title “What art” to events@acvo.org.uk and we will explore ideas with you.

As always we are available on Twitter and Facebook for updates and if you want to get in touch please email us at aberdeen.positive@gmail.com

The AB+ Team

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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!

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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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