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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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September Member News

BIG ABERDEEN EVENT ON 22 SEPTEMBER 2014: There is still time to register to attend, see website for all the details.

EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS NIGHT,  26 SEPTEMBER 2014: See website for details of ‘Explorathon’ events – lots are free but some do require advance booking.

VISUAL ARTIST AND CRAFT MAKER AWARDS 2015: In a partnership with Creative Scotland, Aberdeen City Council has established two award schemes as a means of assisting individual artists and makers who reside in Aberdeen city. Funds can help towards activities that are integral to the practitioner’s personal and professional development, such as the immediate costs of researching, creating and presenting new work or advancing skills, technical ability and ideas. For further details on how to apply for up to £1,500 of funding please follow this link.  NB: Deadlines 30.11.14 & 21.02.15 and there is a Drop-In Session at Seventeen on the 25th October, 10:00 am – 14:00 pm.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME: Aberdeen City Council are holding an open call for an arts organisation, or partnership of organisations, to run the residency programme as part of Spectra: Aberdeen’s Festival of Light, in February 2015.   A budget of £50,000 is available to the successful organisation.Deadline for application is 5pm Monday 29th September. For further information, please contact ewinram@aberdeencity.gov.uk (Elspeth Winram), or call 01224 644885, or visit the website.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: NESCOL  are looking for a lecturer in Performing Arts – deadline 19.09.14, follow this link for further details.

EXHIBITIONS: As featured in previous AB+ events news from Louise Steadman and Shelagh Swanson.
Breathless Breastless: Following the success of our first exhibition in June we are delighted to be exhibiting until Friday 3 October at The Arts Centre & Theatre King Street 3 Aberdeen. We are proud to have recently exhibited at Clariant, Dyce and have also been invited to take a small exhibition to The Saltaire Festival, Bradford where we will be exhibiting at Vicars Cafe for 10 days from 13th September. For more information see website.
OIL & GLASS: ‘In Bloom’, new works by resident artist Hannah Beresford from 13 September until 1 October.

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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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