North East Culture Collective seeks practitioners

An opportunity to work & create with diverse community groups

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. 

The NECC is a Culture Aberdeen project, funded by Creative Scotland until March 2024, and managed by shmu which will establish a network of practitioners, organisations and communities, working together across the North East to create a positive difference in response to Covid-19; recognising our strengths and unique assets as we push creative practice towards the forefront of pandemic recovery. 

As one of our team of practitioners, you will bring your creative skills to work alongside communities to co-design and co-create in ways that support exploration and recovery post-pandemic. We will also be offering all selected practitioners an initial paid training programme that supports the partnership work to be undertaken. 

The practitioners will be responsive to the community‚Äôs needs and ideas and will support their creative journey by providing co-designed and participatory activities in community settings. By community we mean a geographic area or an interest group. 

The NECC programme may involve working with a wide range of groups and individuals including children, young people, adults, older people, and people with protected characteristics. This will be across a variety of locations including community centres, in prisons, located within partner organisations services. 

All NECC creative practitioner roles are temporary and once practitioners have been paired with communities or programme strands, the proposed length of contract is expected to be for a period of no less than six months. Fees will be based (pro rata or daily) on the recommended Scottish Artists Union residency rates for experienced and emerging artists as relevant.  

The full brief and information on how to apply can be found on our website https://www.cultureaberdeen.org/necc.  Deadline for applications is Midnight on Sunday 12th June 2022 

For any questions, please contact NECC Project co-ordinator stewart.aitken@cultureaberdeen.org