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Seventeen: The Creative Hub


*Seventeen Artist Commissions*


The Seventeen commissions aim to nurture and invest in local artistic talent, and promote high quality artistic activity to a wider local, national and international audience.

The Seventeen commissions are open to emerging or established individual artists, organisation or partnership of artists across any art-form. This can be from any creative discipline; i.e. visual, dance, drama, performance, written word, sound or music artists.

Artists have now been appointed and the commissions will be showcased in Seventeen over the next 12 months. 

Seventeen: A space for art

Seventeen, Aberdeen's Creative Hub was established in March 2013; its mission is to be a central point for the cultural sector of the city, providing:

  • A city centre space for artists and arts organisations to present, showcase and create new work in a variety of mediums.
  • An information point for residents and visitors to find out about the range of cultural activity taking place in the North East
  • Provide news of opportunities for artists, organisations and volunteers.
  • A workshop space where artists and arts organisations can undertake projects or deliver classes
  •     A flexible meeting and networking space for the arts sector


Seventeen has provided a much need service to the sector and public, hosting cultural partners and cultural support services events as well as offering meeting facilities for cultural groups, practitioners and entrepreneurs. The space has programmed exhibitions, cultural activity, workshops and training but is also available to be booked by groups and organisations to host events. If you are interested in using the space please see the guidelines and proposal form available to download at the 'Exhibition and Events' link below and in the side panel.



Seventeen has a volunteering policy and roles for volunteers. To find out more about the volunteering roles at Seventeen or to register your interest in volunteering please click on the links below.


If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering at Seventeen then please contact 


Cultivate 2017 

Seventeen are supporting cultural partners in Aberdeen, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Creative Learning, and Aberdeen International Youth Festival to launch a new Cultivate volunteer training programme for 2017.

The programme will provide training and support to young people who are interested in developing their creative and personal skills while gaining volunteer experience in the creative sector. Open to individuals aged 16 and over, participants will work towards an SQA Volunteer Skills Award led by an experienced creative facilitator.

The programme will run Saturday mornings, January March 2017, applications need to be in by Sunday 11th December 2016.

As part of the programme, Creative Learning will create a number of Inspiration Points culminating in a 2 day event on the 17th and 18th of February 2017. This will be included in the Volunteer Skill Award 4 programme as 'volunteer experience'.


Closing date for applications is 11th December.


If you have any queries please contact Mandy Clarke from the Creative Learning Team by emailing

Cultivate information sessions are also available at Seventeen,  Places can be booked on Eventbrite


Tuesday 15 November  14:00 - 16:00pm

Thursday 24 November 12:00 noon -14:00pm

Tuesday 29 November 14:00- 16:00pm


We are currently recruiting for the Cultivate Lead Facilitator, if you have the relevant skills and experience please find information and application process below.


Closing date for applications is 4th December



'Murmur'/SPECTRA at Seventeen




Tel: (01224) 644885



17 Belmont Street
AB10 1JR


 Public opening hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 17:00
  • Wednesday: 13:30 17:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 17:00
  • Friday: 10:00 17:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 16:00

Please note both MAKE and AIYF operate activity outwith these times but the project/exhibition space and information point will be closed outside of normal public opening hours.

Seventeen is supported by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland

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