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.

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 for Arts Update newsletters.

Sustaining life as a creative 2020

Creative Learning invites applications from Aberdeen based creatives working in any art form and at various stages of career, seeking to define and professionalise their creative practice. 


Sustaining Life as a Creative (SLAAC) is a bespoke professional development programme now in its fifth year. SLAAC provides support to 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 eight-month programme involves eight days of 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.

Creative Learning are holding an information event on 11 January 2020.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 26 January for more information on how to apply visit the Creative Scotland website

Make your Mark mailing list

Sign up to receive news about our Make Your Mark programme of art workshops. We run three Make Your Mark terms a year, with workshops including stained glass, jewellery and life drawing.

We also run additional Make Your Mark EXTRA programmes which include creative pop-up and taster sessions. Subscribe to the Make your Mark mailing list.

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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