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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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Celebrating Two Years of Lunchbox Theatre 

This Saturday sees Quids In Theatre Company celebrate two years of Lunchbox Theatre with a new play ‘We’re Having a Baby’ by American dramatist Irene L Pynn.  Saturday at 1:30 pm. A Play, Burger and a Drink for just £12.

Congratulations to all at Quids In for making the two year mark We have seen some brilliant, original plays over that time and long may it continue!

One Week to Go to Apply forMade in Aberdeen Bursary

made in aberdeen

Artists’ Bursaries – Open for Application
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.

The deadline for applications will be midnight Thursday 30th April 2015.

For more info see

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

Job Opportunities at APA

There are several job opportunities at APA for a range of roles including Youth Arts Development Co-ordinator, Youth Music Freelance Work, Cleaner, Cook and Chef De Partie. For More information on the roles please see

http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/about-us/jobsYouth

As always keep us posted on Facebook and twitter with all of the wonderful cultural events happening in the area. Or email us at aberdeen.positive@gmail.com

Have a great week- The AB+ Team

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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

Send us your pictures!

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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5th of March AB+ Event-

Culture in the North East: Life after the Referendum?

How is it March already! Our next jam-packed event has come around fast and will take place Thursday March 5th over lunch at Café Zeste, The University of Aberdeen. THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT DO E-MAIL IF YOU WANT TO BE ON RESERVE LIST!

This one is a bit different with a ‘Newsnight’ style panel debate with AB+ members invited to submit questions for the panel via the Chair. Our Chair will be Fiona Stalker, radio and TV presenter and she will be joined by;
 – Janet Archer, CEO of Creative Scotland
- Cllr Marie Boulton, Depute Leader & Spokesperson for Culture, Aberdeen City Council
- Mark Fisher, theatre critic, editor and freelance journalist
- Professor Chris O’Neil, Head of School, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University.

Date: Thursday 5 March 2015
Timings: 12pm registration for a 12.30pm start. Debate will be followed by a light networking lunch.
End time: Approximately 2.30pm
Venue: Café Zeste, (within Crombie Hall, just off the High Street), King’s Campus, Aberdeen, AB24 3DS

Please get in touch with us with your questions!

This event has limited spaces available; please RSVP to Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com or @abpoz a.s.a.p to reserve your place.

Sustaining Life as a Creative Programme

The programme will support individuals through explorative and collaborative group sessions with experienced artists who will offer inspiration and practical advice to those looking to professionalise their existing practice and to pursue or sustain a creative life. 

The 6 day professional development programme will involve learning from experienced lead artists, Chris Biddlecombe, Gabrielle Reith Thomson and Aubin Stewart, who will, share real life experiences of how they have sustained and developed their different creative practices. Individuals on the course will map out and reflect on their own journeys to date, discover where they want to go next and explore the different routes they could take to get there. Practical support as well as useful tools and contacts will be given to assist individuals or small groups to take their ideas and creative practice forward.

The programme will take place on Thursdays & Fridays (10am – 2pm): 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 March 2015.


Spaces are fully funded by the Creative Learning Team at Aberdeen City Council. 

Those wishing to sign up to the programme must submit no more than 2 sheets of A4 outlining your:
• Contact details
• Current experience in the arts and your art form/s
• Aims for the future
• Why you would like to go on the programme including what you hope to gain from it
•

If you can make all 6 dates 10am-2pm
• You may also attach your CV.

Please send this no later than Tuesday 3 March via email to 
mclarke@aberdeencity.gov.uk


Fantastic Opportunity for Writers in the North East

The producers at Aberdeen Performing Arts are putting a call out for 7-10 minute excerpts of new writing from writers based in the North East of Scotland along the theme of Black Gold, Northern Lights and My Aberdeen.



Submission Deadlines:


Black Gold- Monday 30th March 


Northern Lights- Monday 8th June

My Aberdeen- Monday 21st September 



The submission must be a monologue or a 2-3 hander but other than that please be as creative as you like. This is your chance to let your writing take centre stage and show 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 on Sunday 12th April 2015.



For more information or to submit your script please email emerging producer Helen Milne on helen.milne@aberdeenperformingarts.com

Artists WANTED-
Mark Making
Another reminder about Smart Consultants fantastic Art Project. 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://www.wearesmartconsultants.co.uk/

We hope you all have a great week and we look forward to seeing some of you at our event on Thursday

The AB+ Team

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