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AB+ Weekly Round Up

Members We Need Your Help!

A big thank you to everyone that has filled in our survey so far. We would now kindly ask if you could forward it on to your wider networks. We would love to hear as many responses as possible.

So please tweet/facebook/email the link to spread the word. You can find the link here.

Open Call for Artists

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

Deadline: 07 July 2015 at 17:00

Seventeen, Aberdeen and Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden are commissioning two artists; one established and one early career artist to work within a new collaborative project ‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’

‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’ is a durational project curated by Rachel Grant set within Seventeen, and linking with the monthly Belmont Saturday market in Aberdeen. Artists will generate public interventions and events over a period of four months. This will encourage dialogue between artists and citizens who inhabit the city centre. The project will ask the question: How do we feed ourselves?

The main project activity will take place between August and November 2015 with public talks, interventions and events, culminating in a final showcase and symposium at Seventeen. The project will also involve one week artists’ residency at Scottish Sculpture workshop from the 31st August to 7th September 2015.

Fees-

Individual Artist Fee: £1500

Graduate artist fee: £1000 (up to three years out of graduation from undergraduate or post graduate education).

For more information and details on how to apply please visit the SSW wordpress. Deadline for application is 7 July 2015 at 5pm.

Free ‘Make Deck’ Summer Workshops for 14-19 year olds
Free creative learning workshops at Aberdeen Maritime Museum in July/August 2015

MAKE DECK

Aberdeen Maritime Museum – Workshops for Young People

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums are offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.
Workshops will take place at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

All workshops are FREE!

Friday 17 July
The Nautical Look: fashion workshop with designer Monica Wisniewski.

http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34650-FASHIONTAKEAWAYTHENAUTICALLOOK.aspx

Friday 24 July
The Make Deck Mystery: join artist Natalie Kerr and members of our Young People’s Collective as they introduce you to the wonders of the museum.
http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34653-THEMAKEDECKMYSTERY.aspx

Friday 31 July
Photo Art: photography workshop with photographer Karen Catto and members of our Young People’s Collective.
http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34656-PHOTOART.aspx

Friday 7 August
The Luck of the Dice: join designer Phil Thompson and discover how to use chance and luck to your creative advantage!
http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34660-THELUCKOFTHEDICE.aspx

For further information, please visit http://www.aagm.co.uk/WhatsOn/Events/34663-MAKEDECK.aspx

AIYF Noye’s Fludde Community Opera Auditions 

AIYF Main Design

Auditions will be-From 4pm on Monday 29 June,

MacRobert Building- University of Aberdeen

AIYF presents Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten, an exciting staging of a one-act opera based on the story of Noah’s Ark.

There are a variety of opportunities available to take part!

Working under the direction of Timothy Dean (Head of Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Paul Hudson, you could be part of a large chorus of animals, in a more experienced singing role, or an instrumentalist. Or you could work behind the scenes in set/costume design with a professional designer.

All ages and levels of experience welcome!

The opera is specifically designed to be performed by children, adults and families of any experience, alongside amateur and professional singers and musicians.

There will be a concentrated 2-week rehearsal period between 13-24 July when professional musicians, opera singers and director Timothy Dean will come together with members of the community from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to rehearse and perform this wonderful work.

Performances:
Queen’s Cross Church, Albyn Place, Aberdeen
Friday 24 July, 8pm & Saturday 25 July, 4pm and 8pm

For more information and to take part contact: projects@aiyf.org or phone 01224 21380

As ever, thank you for your support. 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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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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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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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.

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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

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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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Greys School of Art Exhibition at the ACT Gallery opening the 21st April! 

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Prestigious Local Literary Magazine Launches New Edition

Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts, launches Issue 13 on 26 April, followed by readings at Aberdeen University’s Mayfestival. Much has been achieved by the magazine’s volunteer team since their previous edition: now a Scottish Charity, ‘for the advancement of the arts, heritage & culture’, they’ve also launched an online Submissions system, and fully funded the magazine for the first time ever.

In 96 pages of selected stories, poems and art, 57 writers and artists, many from or with connections to the local area, are introduced in a Foreword by acclaimed writer Esther Woolfson. The first-time published are represented, as well as youngsters aged from 12 to 17, side-by-side their established peers.

 After its launch, this new edition of Pushing Out the Boat can be read in public and school libraries of both City and Shire, and those of Aberdeen’s Universities and Colleges. The magazine retails in many local galleries, shops and cafés throughout the North East, and costs £7 [plus post and packing when ordering via its website, which is accepting pre-orders NOW.

For more informations fo to the website- http://www.pushingtheboat.co.uk or email: info@pushingtheboat.co.uk

May Festival 2015 Launches its Programme- 

May Festival is back again this year and this week saw the launch of their programme. You can also book tickets on the website.

If you would like to view the brochure please see

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/documents/Mayfest_2015_web.pdfmay fest

Please keep us up to date with any cultural events. Tweet us or keep us up to date on Facebook.

 

Have a great week

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

strings for all

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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Whats On-

Read And Remember- Creative Writing Workshops

The central library Aberdeen is holding Creative Writing Workshops led by Shane Strachan with a separate class for both Adults and Teens.

Wednesday 29th April 2015

Adult Class- 2pm-3.30pm

Teens Class- 5.30-7.00pm

To book contact Aberdeen Central Library 01224652500

Or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Free Digital Workshops 

Are you a craftsperson or artisan based rurally in NE Scotland? Are you interested in these FREE workshops to help develop your digital skills and engage an online audience.

Free Workshops

New Art School Programme-

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Brand new Extreme Art School programme @ Transition Extreme starting April 2015 – 15 to 21 year olds

Transition Extreme are really excited to announced the new programme the Extreme Art School Aberdeen. This programme is designed for young people aged 15 – 21years who are not in education, training or employment and have an interest in the arts. The programme will support and provide young people with strong art and design skills and embed lasting passion for creativity within participants. The programme offers the opportunity for young people to work under the guidance of professional artists & designers, work collaboratively on projects, and exhibit their work.

The Extreme Art School is a 10 weeks, full time programme, running Monday to Friday, 10am to 3:30pm.

For more information and application forms please see

http://www.aberdeenguarantees.com/training/vacancies/tx-extreme-art-school-programme

Make sure you check us out on Facebook and Twitter, and keep tweeting us your news and events.

Have a great week The AB+ team

To book contact Aberdeen Central Library 01224652500

Or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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Jazz on the Green- March 21st

Jazz on the Green (part of the Jazz Festival) on Saturday March 21st has plenty of fantastic performances around the city and they are all FREE. Yes you heard right, completely free! So no excuses, it will no doubt be a spectacular day bringing the city to life. Check out the programme below.

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Up and Coming Deadlines-

Here is a run down of some of the up and coming deadlines over the next month.

There are some fantastic opportunities for funding, please click the links for more info.

Time to Shine Digital Deadline – 13 March and Information Roadshows

http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/tts-digital

Voluntary Arts Scotland Expenses Fund – 16 March

http://www.voluntaryarts.org/2015/02/09/boost-your-voluntary-arts-week-event-with-a-cash-injection/

Epic Awards- Extended deadline: 30 March

Nominations are now open for this year’s Epic Awards!

From singing to knitting, amateur dramatics to painting, over 60,000 groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland provide regular opportunities for creative cultural activity. The Epic Awards celebrate their achievements.

http://epicawards.co.uk

Time to Shine Nurturing Talent Fund Deadline – 12 April

http://www.youngscot.org/Campaigns/3224-nurturing-talent-time-to-shine-fund

Cashback for Creativity Fund Deadline – 30 April

http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/cashback-for-creativity

http://www.youthlinkscotland.org/Index.asp?MainID=13225

Made in Aberdeen -Artists’ Bursaries –30th April

Made in Aberdeen has just opened for applications this year. There are 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.

We hope you all have a great week and please keep us updated on any funding successes, or anything fun happening within the area. Tweet us at @ABpoz or email us at aberdeen.positive@gmail.com

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