the Arts Development Team

The Arts Development Team encompasses The Arts Development Officers, and the Arts Education Team, The Media Unit, ARC Recording Studio, The North East Folk Archive and Duff House. This team works closely with The Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office and the Planning and Environmental Service for the development of public realm initiatives.

Please click on the links below for further details:

Arts Development Officers
Arts Education Team

More information about Arts Education:

The Media Unit
ARC Recording Studio

North East Folklore Archive (NEFA)
Duff House
Artstore Leisurelend
The Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office
Public Arts Officer

Arts Development Officers

There are three Arts Development posts. These officers develop the arts across the six Aberdeenshire Council Areas, acting as the local contact point for the team. Their role includes the provision of advice and support as appropriate, promotion of the arts, increasing arts activity and developing audiences. Arts Development Officers also work strategically with a large range of partners to deliver the Cultural Strategy.

 The strategic remits of the Arts Development Officers are: -

  • Widening access to cultural activity.

  • Supporting creative practitioners and industries.

  • Developing the infrastructure for the arts.

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Arts Education Team

The focus of the Arts Education Team is to increase participation in cultural activity by enhancing, developing and promoting arts and cultural activities in Aberdeenshire schools. The team works with a variety of independent artists, arts organisations and national companies to achieve this aim.

Aberdeenshire Council Arts Education mission statement

Placing high quality arts activities into schools, supporting the curriculum and enhancing and increasing cultural provision.

The Arts Education Team consists of: - 

  • The Arts Education Officer
    Responsible for the management of the Arts Education Team, the AEO has a strategic remit for the development of work that supports the Curriculum for Excellence.

  • Three Cultural Co-ordinators
    Work with artists, art organisations and national companies to develop cultural activities in schools and school communities, for children and young people aged 3-18. Each Cultural Co-ordinator has a specific remit of, Excellence, Inclusion and Heritage & Environment.

  • The Youth Music Initiative Co-ordinator
    Funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative scheme, the YMI Coordinator works to increase participatory music opportunities for primary school aged children. The co-ordinator works closely with The Aberdeenshire Instrumental Music Services, schools and  communities.

  • Media Unit
    See information below

  • The ARC recording Studio
    See information below

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The Media Unit

The Media Unit produces moving image resources for services within Aberdeenshire Council and external customers.

The media Unit increases participation in filmmaking and access to media education across Aberdeenshire by:

  • Producing educational and cultural videos

  • providing specialist advice, training and guidance

  • Delivering participatory projects

The Media Unit works closely with schools and Community groups across Aberdeenshire and has an archive of material it has produced and material donated for preservation.

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ARC Recording Studio

Situated in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw,  ARC studio is an industry standard recording facility that is available for commercial hire.

In addition, ARC provides training and services that support education establishments and community groups.

The facility is suitable for a wide variety of sound recording, music genres and the spoken word. Support is available for all abilities from novice to professional, enabling the production of one off sound tracks through to career development in the music industry.

For more information click the link ARC Recording Studio

http://www.nefa.net/arc/index.htm

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North East Folklore Archive (NEFA)

NEFA is an internet resource for the study and preservation of North East Scotland's traditional music and song, and the history of its people. The NEFA website features:

  • Music, song, and folk culture

  • Traditions of the North East communities

  • Local tradition bearers

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Duff House

Duff House is a country house and cultural centre operated by a unique partnership of Historic Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.

Duff House is managed through the Arts Development Team and organises a regular programme of events including exhibitions, music and lecture.

Duff House was designed by William Adam and built between 1735 and 1740. It has a permanent collection consisting of paintings and furniture in the care of the National Galleries Scotland.

For further information, opening times and events visit The Duff House Site.

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Artstore Leisurelend

artstore leisurelend logoArtstore & Leisurelend is Aberdeenshire Council's Equipment Hire Resource. The equipment is available for hire to all organisations and individuals resident in Aberdeenshire, who are involved in Sports, Arts, Entertainment and Community Activities.

Just click on the coloured ArtsoreLeisurelend logo to find more information.

Alternatively telephone the officer at Artstore/Leisurelend on 01467 625088.

The office is open Mondays to Fridays 9am - 5pm. There is also an answer machine service.

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The Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office

The Aberdeen City and Shire Film Office provides a free confidential service to UK film production companies wishing to locate in Aberdeen City and Shire and also in kind support to indigenous filmmakers.

Link  http://www.filminginscotland.com/home/index.cfm?id=1

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Public Arts Officer

The Arts Development Team has been instrumental in the development of Aberdeenshire Council’s Public Art Strategy and continues to work in close partnership with the Aberdeenshire Council Planning and Environmental Services Team to develop public realm initiatives. The role of the Public Art Officer is to initiate, plan and manage a range of public art programmes across  Aberdeenshire

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