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. 

Download our newsletter and stay connected with jobs and opportunities across the arts and creative industries in the city and beyond.

If you want to include your creative event, opportunity, or workshop in the newsletter, or subscribe/unsubscribe please email: 

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 Tuesday 24 October 2023 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


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 ideas and tips to try out Geronimo play at home. Have fun!

Contact details

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

01224 611161

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