North East Culture Collective seeks practitioners

North East Culture Collective (NECC) is seeking practitioners in any artform to facilitate co-creation with diverse community groups in a range of settings. 

The North East Culture Collective is seeking to commission practitioners with experience of co-design processes with diverse community groups. The process of shaping the full NECC programme is ongoing and the range of expertise we will be recruiting could include dance, music, digital, visual arts, broadcast media, writing and other cultural creative forms and/or socially engaged practice. The practitioners will play an essential role in working with community groups, to shape and inform the collective recovery; exploring and expanding the positive role that arts and culture plays in society. 

Date added: 24/05/2022

shmu’s One Day Challenge

Are you up for making a film or preparing and broadcasting a live radio programme from scratch in just one day? 

If you live in Tillydrone, Woodside, Torry, Middlefield, Seaton, Northfield or Cummings Park, come and join us at shmu HQ in Woodside, Aberdeen in the second week of the school holidays for shmu’s One Day Challenge.  Our challenge sessions will give you a taster of what goes into creating your own film or radio programme and how much fun it can be. 

Date added: 21/04/2022

An exciting digital broadcasting future for the city

We are applying for a small-scale Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) licence through Ofcom to run an initiative that will provide an exciting opportunity for the future of radio in the city.

The new Small Scale DAB platform will carry up to twenty different stations in digital quality and will provide an affordable long-term digital future for many existing broadcasters, as well as offering a platform to support local broadcasters to flourish.

Date added: 19/04/2022

Youth Media vs Chemistry!

Our Youth Media Team were recently visited by Dr Alan McCue from the University of Aberdeen in partnership with the Curiosity Fund during British Science Week! The group got to watch multiple chemistry demonstrations, film them and speak about it on their radio show.  

Check out the video, then read on to find out what some of the group thought of it all...

Date added: 05/04/2022

Pitching Up - a new project from 57N, shmu & PitchPlay Music

Our new Pitching Up project, run by our 57 North strand, will offer the opportunity for up to 20 young songwriters, singers, producers, composers and musicians to learn and create alongside PitchPlay Music – a dedicated international music publishing service with directors based in Aberdeen and London.

Date added: 08/03/2022

Making Recovery Visible - Film Course

Making Recovery Visible - Film Course begins March 2022

The Making Recovery Visible project offers creative courses that aim to support those negatively affected by substance use & addictive behaviour, and who have embarked on a recovery journey to embrace hope and change.

Each course will work with participants to create meaningful and powerful media that will tackle the associated stigma that surrounds addiction by Making Recovery Visible.

Date added: 18/02/2022

Remembering Together Covid Community Memorial project: Aberdeen City

Culture Aberdeen, shmu and greenspace scotland are seeking to commission creative practitioners to work with local communities to generate ideas to inform the development of a Covid Community Memorial.

Date added: 15/02/2022

shmu volunteers’ song chosen for recovery digital mural project

As part of our Create-Express-Transform project in 2021, participants Tim, Alan, Kevin and the late, much-missed, Angie Joss worked together with our Freelance Music Facilitator Grace Dale to create the song ‘Walk the World’. The group came together to share what was important to them and the lyrics of the song were based on equality and unity. Listen to the song here

Date added: 27/01/2022

Funding awarded for shmu to continue Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership

shmu has been awarded £10,000 by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative to continue to deliver the Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership (AYMP). The project will build on a successful year of work in 2020/21 and run throughout 2022.

The AYMP brings together organisations, practitioners and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to help strengthen the youth music sector in the region.

Date added: 16/12/2021

shmu awarded funding for new YMI project 'Pitching Up'

Shmu has been awarded over £29,000 by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) to run ‘Pitching Up’, an exciting new Access to Music Making project, in 2022.

Date added: 16/12/2021