Creative Learning

Creative Learning empower people in Aberdeen to realise their potential through relevant creative and collaborative experiences which develop their skill set to enrich their lives.

Creative Learning is a city-wide service, prioritising projects based on identified need and working in partnership with others using arts, culture and creativity. 

We have 3 areas of work: 

  • Supporting education
  • Supporting communities
  • Supporting creative practitioners

These areas are closely aligned to local priorities across Aberdeen.

Culture Roundup from Culture Aberdeen

The Culture Roundup newsletter is distributed by Creative Learning on behalf of the Culture Aberdeen member organisations. 

Our monthly newsletter is 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.

To subscribe/unsubscribe to the Culture Roundup please email creativelearningteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk to update your preference.

Living Advent Calendar 2021

The Living Advent Calendar aims to present you with some of the great creatives living and working in Aberdeen, providing you with some fun activities to engage with over the festive season, inspiring you to engage with creativity across the city in 2022.

Please follow links to the artist and organisations pages to find out more and how to get involved.

Stay well and have fun over this Christmas period.

The Living Advent Calendar will remain open until 1 February 2022 so you can revisit as many times as you like and share with others.
 

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards VACMA 

Creative Learning manage the VACMA scheme for Aberdeen in partnership with Creative Scotland. VACMA is a programme of small grant schemes designed to support visual artists and craft makers, at all career stages, in their creative and professional development.

The purpose of the fund is to provide artists and craft makers with access to local funding and support to develop their creative practice. 

The next deadline for applications in Aberdeen is 1 February at 5pm . All the information you need is on the main VACMA page.

No One Left Behind

The team delivers one-to-one and small group creative workshops, enabling and empowering young people to build on their personal and employability skills and abilities using curiosity, open-mindedness, imagination and problem-solving.

The team works with young people with an interest in art and design, practical making, photography, digital media or who are interested in anything creative. Through these practical workshops, young people become more confident in themselves and their abilities. They also understand how these creative skills can be applied to their future work, life, and education. 

Working with the Creative Learning team, young people can create a portfolio of work, assisting them to move towards an application to further education, training, or employment
 

Sustaining Life as a Creative SLAAC 

Sustaining Life as a Creative (SLAAC) is our bespoke professional development programme that supports creatives who have already built up their artistic skills to a graduate or equivalent level and have an ongoing commitment to their creative practice. 

Individuals may be finding it difficult to refine, sustain or move their practice forward. The programme builds on individuals’ skills, confidence and resilience required to pursue and sustain a career in the creative sector. The programme involves reflective and practical learning with experienced mentors and guest speakers who will present their own creative journeys, share their experience and knowledge of how they develop and sustain their own creative practices. 

If you are interested in finding out about more about the programme or would like to express your interest in future programmes get in touch creativelearningteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Make your Mark mailing list

Creative Learning's Make Your Mark programme creates opportunities for individuals to access, excel, take risks and be ambitious in the arts. 

Our public programme of bookable creative workshops includes stained glass, jewellery and life drawing. MYM programme is currently on hold at this time.
Please sign up to receive news about future programmes Subscribe to the Make your Mark mailing list.

Resources

At Home in Aberdeen

Creative Learning have been working with colleagues to create a newsletter for isolated resident in sheltered housing. The newsletter is filled with activities, information and links for those who may be feeling isolated at this time, but we encourage anyone who might find the activities useful to download and use the resource.

Geronimo resource

Our Geronimo early years project introduces children and parents/carers to creativity and risk in play, using materials found at home as well as a lot of imagination! We put together a book of ideas and tips to try out Geronimo play at home.

If you like in Mastrick, Tillydrone or Tullos, and you have a little one age 0-5, you keep up to date with our Geronimo project at one of or Facebook groups for parents and carers:
Mastrick Geronimo
Tillydrone Geronimo
Tullos Geronimo

Contact details

Creative Learning Team
Top Floor
Rosemount Learning Centre
Belgrave Terrace
Aberdeen
AB25 2NS

01224 611161

creativelearningteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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