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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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Creative Europe Seminar Aberdeen
April 20th
1 – 4 pm
Rosemount Learning Centre
Belgrave Terrace
Aberdeen AB25 2NS

Find out more about Creative Europe’s Culture funding opportunities at this free seminar.
Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme supports cooperation and exchange between arts, culture and heritage organisations across different European countries. This funding programme supports a diverse range creative and cultural projects across arts forms such visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, performance, music, heritage, architecture, design, circus, festivals, craft, fashion, arts networks, social enterprises, and those who work in the wider creative and cultural industries.
Christoph Jankowski, Head of Culture, Creative Europe Desk UK, and Emma Valentine, Development Officer, Creative Europe Desk UK – Scotland, will present the four funding opportunities and the eligibility conditions, discuss how to develop applications and how to build a good project.
• Cooperation Projects – supports collaborative creative/cultural partnership projects
• Literary Translation – supports publishers with the translation of fiction works
• European Networks – supports sustained learning and exchange between EU creative/cultural networks
• European Platforms – encourages and supports innovative approaches to audience development.
Reserve your free place here:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-europe-culture-information-seminar-aberdeen-tickets-16181196394?aff=erellivorg

String Workshops and Masterclasses

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Special Request for our Subscribers

An email from Ben Twist who would love some participants for his PHD research.

‘I’m running a focus group to find out about people’s experience of travelling to cultural venues in Aberdeen as part of my PhD. It will be at the Music Hall on Union Street from 6-7.15pm on 16th April. The aim is to learn about people’s experience with a view to improving it! We’ll provide refreshments and have a good chat’

If people want to come they should let me know on ben.twist@blueyonder.co.uk.

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine over the lovely easter break, Make sure to tweet us your pics if you make any of the Look Again Festival this week.

We hope you all have a great week.

The AB+ Team

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Thank you from the AB+ Team

Our events or going from strength to strength and we are so pleased to see the range of artists and organisations getting involved with AB+. From all of us it’s a big THANK YOU.

AB+ Networking Event at RGU

Thanks to all who attended our event on Tuesday and made it such a success. With a range of fantastic speakers taking to the floor, the event highlighted the diverse range of cultural activity happening in Aberdeen and it was great to see all attendees networking and making contacts at the end of the evening.

With special thanks going to Natalie Kerr at RGU for hosting the event at Riverside East, which was a fantastic space. Check out our twitter @ABPoz as we live tweeted straight from the event.


Calling All Artists!

Keeping on the theme of success a new Art Project will be coming to Aberdeen this May (Which started from connections made at one of our networking events)

On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, SMART invite you to apply to be part of ‘Mark Making’, an exhibition of contemporary art, to be held at SMART’s city centre exhibition venue at Union Square, off Market Street, in a loft style unit overlooking Aberdeen Harbour.

This is an open brief to all creative practitioners working across all art forms and there is space within the venue to exhibit large 3D and sculptural works. We also have eight display cases to showcase jewellery and smaller 3D works.

For more information on submissions please see

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=afdb26cca34470b73076b1931&id=32adee2122


Good News- Funding Boost for Aberdeen Festivals

We are thrilled to report that VisitScotland has given £25,000 for a new international marketing campaign to promote Aberdeen’s broad range of festivals.

The campaign will aim to align Aberdeen’s festivals, which include everything from music and the visual arts to science and dance, with the city’s rich array of food and drink and its accommodation.

This is fantastic news and will promote Aberdeen’s cultural scene on a wider international scale, boosting not only the cultural status of Aberdeen but also will have major benefits to the tourism industry as a whole.

To find out more about all of the up and coming festivals see

http://aberdeenfestivals.com/

What’s On-

One Act Play Festival 2015 is on Thursday 26 February at Act Aberdeen. Eight amateur drama teams from the City and Shire are poised to entertain you with plays of a serious nature to comedy. Each play will last 20 minutes minimum to 50 minutes maximum. This is a fantastic way to support our local talent in the region and see some of the areas up and coming theatre stars.

To book tickets

http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/one-act-play-festival-2015

Reminder of our next event-

Our next event is Culture in the North East: Life After The Referendum will be a lunchtime event on Thursday 5 March. Please keep a look out on our twitter ABPoz for details, or sign up to our mailing list here.

We hope you all have a great, culture packed week.

The AB+ team.

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Guest Blog: Get Vital Funding with International Twinning Grant

Laura Paterson, Twinning & International Partnerships Officer

Aberdeen City Council’s Twinning and International Partnerships team is encouraging individuals, groups and organisations to consider the International Twinning Grant as a means of additional funding for cultural activities. Administered from the Common Good Fund, the funding offers financial support to events and exchanges which unite Aberdeen with any of its five twin cities.

Following confirmation of a successful application, funding of up to £7,000 can be provided to those interested in taking part in a twinning project. Several organisations from the city have benefitted from the funding, including Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Peacock Visual Arts.

The International Twinning Grant can provide additional support to a variety of activities, from collaborative projects to exchange visits. Aberdeen has built strong relationships with its five twin cities, and project grants continue to strengthen these links by providing vital financial assistance for a range of interesting and exciting twinning activities

Applications for the International Twinning Grant can be submitted throughout the year.

For more information contact Laura Paterson on lapaterson@aberdeencity.gov.uk or visit the website.

 

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