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AB+ Weekly Round Up

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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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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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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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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Fancy some cultural ‘speed dating’ this Thursday evening?

Our next free ‘Cultural Conversation’ takes place on Thursday 5 December at ACT Aberdeen from 6.30pm.  Presenters include Quids In Theatre Company, Jazz Scotland, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust and SHMU FM.

Anyone already working in or with the cultural sector in Aberdeen City or Shire OR anyone who aspires to make links with colleagues in culture is welcome.

We will be gathering at the ACT Aberdeen Café Bar from 6.30pm for a 7pm start with a view to the event finishing around 9pm.  Short, sharp presentations will be followed networking with presenters and fellow AB+ members.  Free drinks and snacks will also be served.

These ‘Cultural Conversations’ are a great opportunity to work collectively to promote cultural activity in Aberdeen City and Shire and are free with thanks to support from BP and Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural Fund.

To register for this event and to join AB+ for free simply send an e-mail to aberdeen.positive@gmail.com

 

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