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AB+ Weekly Roundup

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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AB+ Weekly Roundup

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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AB+ Weekly Round Up

Whats On-

Look Again Fest

Look Again Visual Arts Festival 8-12 April

Look Again is a new visual art & design festival for the North East of Scotland. Building on the highly successful RGU ‘LOOK’ festival, Look Again is a five-day celebration of visual art & design, of culture and creativity and a programme of creative events to engage the wider community of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Brought together by Smart Consultants and Robert Gordon University.

A centrepiece to the first year’s festival features a major commission, the Look at Me Sculpture Trail which is based on the theme of exposing and connecting. It is a major component of the festival and will see six of the city’s 19th century statues being re-dressed with temporary pieces of public art by several different local, national & internationally acclaimed artists

With various exhibitions, projects and events across the city and with a jam-packed programme over the 4 days there is something for everyone.

For more information and to look at the programme please see.

http://www.lookagainfestival.co.uk/

 A reminder about Made in Aberdeen Artist Bursaries

 

Aberdeen City Council is committed to supporting the development of arts and culture in the city. The concept of ‘Made in Aberdeen’ is tied to the recognition that the city is home to a wealth of creative and artistic talent but that both the support and profile of this needs developed. The ‘Made in Aberdeen’ initiative aim to both increase the support for, and profile of, this talent; It is about having confidence in the city’s creative individuals, about nurturing and supporting our talent and finding new ways of showcasing it to a much wider local, national and international audience.

Made in Aberdeen includes the following support initiatives:

  • Artists’ Bursaries
  • Artists’ Commissions
  • Emerging Talent Prize
  • Made In Aberdeen Films

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.

To check out the guidelines please see http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/arts/culture/made_in_aberdeen.asp

Keep us update on Twitter if you would like us to share anything.

We hope you all have a great week

The AB+ Team

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

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2015 Events – Update your diary today!

EVENT 1: Finding the Funds will be held at Queen’s Cross Church on Wednesday 21 January 2015.  Members are invited to register for this ‘practical and aspirational’ guide to securing the funds to get your creative ideas off the ground.  There will be presentations from;
– Gerard Kelly, Director of Funding Operations at Creative Scotland
– Sue John & Adele Patrick from Glasgow Women’s Library
– Gary Cameron and Laura Paterson from Aberdeen City Council.
These will be followed by discussion sessions with members of the panel and organisations including ACVO.  Come if you have a specific project that you are seeking funding for OR are new to fundraising for cultural projects and are looking for some inspiration and a place to start.  To help keep the energy levels up we will provide complimentary drinks and snacks.

Date:Wednesday 21 January 2015
Start time:Registration from 6.30pm for a 7pm start
End time:Approximately 9pm
Venue: Queen’s Cross Church, Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YN
RSVP:aberdeen.positive@gmail.com

EVENT 2: Who, What, When, Where Why’ Networking, Tuesday 17 February, 7pm.
Natalie Kerr, Cultural Animateur at RGU was so inspired by our last networking event at Oil and Glass on 20 November (check out photos on Facebook) that she is inviting everyone round to her place (Riverside East) for another evening of short sharp presentations, chat and snacks.  Lots more details to follow in the New Year but please save the date for now.

EVENT 3:Culture in the North East: Life After The Referendum will be a lunchtime event on Thursday 5 March.
We will confirm a venue and full panel line up soon but are delighted that Janet Archer, Chief Executive of Creative Scotland will be joining us in Aberdeen.

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Want to Grow Your Network?

A reminder to attend ‘Networking with the Networks’ on Thursday 25 September at the Belmont Filmhouse.  We have three fantastic speakers lined up ready to give an insight to their networks.  We are delighted that Nuno Sacramento, Director of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop has confirmed he will join Gillian Easson, Director of Creative Dundee and Joyce Duncan, Chief Executive of ACVO.

This event is free and open to anyone interested in culture in the North East so please do spread the word and we look forward to seeing you on the night.
EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Thursday 25 September
VENUE: The Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont Street, AB10 1JS.
TIME: 6.30pm for a 7pm start, finish around 9pm
RSVP: Places are limited so please  e-mail Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com to secure yours.

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Come and Network with the Networks

Our next event ‘Networking with the Networks’ will be held on Thursday 25 September at the Belmont Filmhouse. Our guest speaker line up includes Gillian Easson, Director of Creative Dundee and Joyce Duncan, Chief Executive of ACVO.

This event is free and open to anyone interested in culture in the North East but there is only so much room, so to secure your place e-mail us at Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com.  There will be tea and coffee from 6.30pm, presentations will start at 7pm followed by Q&A and networking until around 9pm.

If you want to do some background reading on Creative Dundee and the Creative City Networks then click on this link to read the highlights of the review, download further details and watch footage from great event held at Creative Scotland earlier this year.

 

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MORE AB+ EVENTS CONFIRMED

We are delighted to announce the dates for the next three AB+ events which build on the success of our ‘Cultural Conversation’ series. In order to ‘increase the volume’ of cultural activity in the North East we want to put on events that will put our members in contact with as many relevant people as possible. So first things first, the dates are as follows:

TUESDAY 1 JULY 2014: Who, What, Where, Why, When, ACT Aberdeen, 7pm to 9pm.
This event will give members the opportunity to pitch their project to fellow AB+ members. All you need to do is have a new idea or project that you can talk about for 3-5 minutes and then its up to you how you continue the conversation with the audience. Are you looking for project partners, a venue, advice on getting your event or work noticed in the North East or maybe you are a new member and just want to introduce yourself in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The floor is yours – if you fancy making a short presentation please do let us know as soon as possible – just send an e-mail to Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com and we will be in touch with all the relevant details.

THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER: Networking with the Networks. Evening event at location to be confirmed.
There are so many local and national networks in business, arts and other sectors where do you start when time is limited? This event will take the form of a network fair with invited speakers and networking opportunities to allow members to explore the values of existing networks.

THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER: Finding the Funds. Time and location to be confirmed.
We know that finding and securing funding is an on-going issue that needs on-going input and creative thinking. We will invite a national funder to open the debate on finding the right funds for your project or organisation. We will also look at opportunities for business development, European Funding and partnerships with other sectors.

DON’T FORGET
Our events are currently free thanks to continued support from Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural Fund. New members are always welcome so please do pass this information on to anyone who is working in the cultural scene in the North East. The last round of Cultural Conversations attracted over 250 members, there’s plenty of room for more.

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Want to Meet the Media?

Our next free ‘Cultural Conversation’ is a ‘lunch and learn’ at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday 20 March.

This will be an opportunity to learn about the focus and requirements of local media in relation to arts and culture directly from editors and specialists working in the field. The panel will include representatives from print, broadcast and digital media including Original 106 and STV Aberdeen.

Please note that this event is free for AB+ Mailing List members but numbers are limited so please RSVP to aberdeen.positive@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday 14 March. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be included in the lunch but if you have any additional dietary requirements please do let us know when you RSVP.

The event will be a mix of presentations and networking with approximate timings as follows:

12pm – Registration and Networking
12.30pm – Presentations
1.15pm – Networking Lunch
2pm – End

Please share this post with anyone who you think would be interested in joining AB+ as it is currently free thanks to support from BP & Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural Fund. Also don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @ABPOZ and RT the event listing.

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Come and see Aberdeen’s ‘Culture Show’ this Thursday

Our next free Cultural Conversation takes place this Thursday 16 January 2014 at ACT Aberdeen and we have a wide range of presenters including Oil and Glass Gallery and Workshop, Jazz Scotland and SHMU FM ready to share their ‘cultural wares’.

We had to reschedule this event from 5 December due to the weather but the good news is that now even more people can come along.

AB+ is organising these free events, with support from BP and Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural Fund, to stimulate debate and discussion around some of the key issues affecting culture in the Aberdeen area. 

Want to come along and join in some cultural ‘speed dating’? Simply come along to the café bar at ACT Aberdeen (on King St) at 6.30pm this Thursday for a 7pm start – do send us an e-mail to Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com if you have time so we can make sure you are on our mailing list for future events (and to make sure we have enough complimentary drinks and snacks available).

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DATES FOR YOUR 2014 DIARY

Our next free Cultural Conversation takes place on Thursday 16 January 2014 @ACT Aberdeen from 6.30pm (event rescheduled from 5 December). Presenters include Oil and Glass Gallery and Workshop, Jazz Scotland and SHMU FM.

If you want to make new connections in the cultural sector then why not join in and present? Maybe you are an artist, musician, designer, sculptor, dancer or animator with a new idea or a project that needs a partner. If you would like to present just send an e-mail to Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com and we will get back to you with further details. Alternatively if you just want to come along and watch, do some cultural ‘speed dating’ and enjoy the complimentary drinks and snacks then just drop an e-mail to Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com or simply come along on the night.

FUTURE EVENTS

Our Business with Business, Thursday 6 February, 7pm

Meet the Media, Thursday 20 March, lunchtime event

AB+ AGM, Thursday 8 May, 7pm

These events are free with thanks to support from BP & Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural Fund.

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