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Creative Learning Team

"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
Albert Einstein

Creative Learning

The Creative Learning Team vision
Aberdeen: a city where arts, culture and creativity are an intrinsic part of life.

The Creative Learning Team mission
To improve outcomes for individuals and communities through the arts, culture and creativity

Through the arts the Creative Learning Team will:

  • Improve and inspire learning
  • Improve life chances and life choices
  • Increase the capacity of communities
  • Trigger and develop creativity
  • Support people to realise their potential
  • Challenge assumptions and change perceptions
  • Develop audiences for arts and culture
  • Recognise and celebrate achievement

Support people to be:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors

The programme of projects, events and activities sits under one of two strands:

  • ARTISTIC PATHWAYS: To support the acquisition and development of artistic skills and knowledge at all entry points and professional and non-professional levels.
  • CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS: To maximise the contribution of the arts, culture and creativity to effecting social change.


Cultivate Volunteer Skills Award

Creative Learning are seeking creative individuals aged 16 to 25 years, who are interested in developing their personal and artistic skills whilst gaining practical volunteer experience within the creative sector in Aberdeen City. Find out more.

VACMA Awards

The Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards in Aberdeen City are established to support Aberdeen based visual artists and craft practitioners in their creative and professional development.

The schemes aim to 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.

Find out more about the scheme and gain support for your application visit: Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Aberdeen

Make Your Mark

Take a look at our Make Your Mark programme with details of art, design and craft workshops running this autumn.
Make Your Mark programme September to December 2017

Arts Update

For students, graduates, cultural workers and creative practitioners in Aberdeen. Stay connected with jobs and opportunities across the arts and creative industries in the city and beyond.

Arts Update newsletters are distributed bimonthly and on an ad hoc basis where opportunities that are too good to miss arise! Sign up here to receive our updates!

Current Projects & Events

Find out what the team are currently working on:
Read more about our Current Projects 

Current Employment and Opportunities

Please click the link below to read more about our vacancies:
Work with Creative Learning

Mailing List

To keep up to date with our projects, events and opportunities please email
with 'Mailing List Subscribe' in the subject box.

Contact Details

Creative Learning Team
Education and Children's Services Top Floor
Rosemount Learning Centre
Belgrave Terrace
AB25 2NS

Tel: 01224 611161