Join the Creative Funding volunteer panel

The Creative Funding programme supports the development of arts, culture and creativity in the city. Whether it's the intrinsic value of being creative or the social, educational and economic benefits of cultural activity and events, its important role in our everyday lives is clear and recognised.

Last year, 40 applicants from individuals and organisations received over £180,000 in funding for creative and cultural projects in Aberdeen. The Creative Funding opportunity is now open to new applications.

We are seeking to enhance our assessment process and are looking for six Creative Funding volunteer panel members who are passionate about creativity and culture and who wish to contribute to the panels that review and discuss the applications to Creative Funding.

The Creative Funding decision-making panels will meet in April and May 2019. Each panel reviews up to 10 applications.

The dates of the panel meetings are below. Each volunteer panel member would attend one of these meetings:

Panel 1: Tuesday 30 April, 12.30 - 4.30pm

Panel 2: Thursday 2 May, 12:30 - 4: 30pm

 Panel 3: Tuesday 7 May, 12:30 - 4:30pm

Panel 4: Wednesday 8 May, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Register your interest 

You can apply to join the Creative Funding volunteer panel if you:

  • Live in Aberdeen City.
  • Are 18 years of age or over.
  • Have a passion and enthusiasm for local creativity and culture.
  • Have an interest in community-related activity, events or festivals.

You should not be an applying or contributing to an application for Creative Funding in 2019.

You can download the registration of interest form and more information below:

Please email the form back to creativefunding@aberdeencity.gov.uk by 12 noon on Monday 15 April.

If you are selected, we will invite you to attend a short induction for the role. We will also provide support to selected applicants before the panel meeting dates.

If you have any further questions about the role please contact creativefunding@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Travel to and from the panel meetings by public transport will be reimbursed after meetings, in line with Aberdeen City Council payment schedule.


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