Resources and Opportunities

Post of Director

The Board of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop wish to appoint a Director to continue the excellent work of our outgoing Director, Nuno Sacramento. We are looking for a dynamic leader who can work from a rural base to manage an internationally recognised research and production facility for artists.

How to apply

The application pack containing information on SSW’s vision and background, how to apply, the full job description and the person specific can be found on the SSW website page:

Applications should be returned to Jacqueline Donachie, Chairperson, Scottish Sculpture Workshop,
1 Main Street, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4JN, or by email to
by 5 pm on Monday 31st October 2016.
Applications are encouraged by e-mail and will be acknowledged on receipt by e-mail. There is no need to send a hard copy.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact:
Sara Gallie or Jacqueline Donachie (Chair) on T: 01464 861 372 E:

Uryside Primary School, Inverurie - Public Art Design Brief

The Uryside Primary School Design Team would like to commission an Artist to become an integral member of the design team, to inform and shape design solutions for Aberdeenshire Council’s new Uryside Primary School in Inverurie.

The scope of work will include artworks and/or interventions and themed design features which are to reflect the community stake-holders ideas and culture and take into account the flow, movement and usage of the spaces.

Uryside Primary artist brief (pdf 1.10MB)
Uryside Primary proposed site plan (pdf 344KB)
Uryside Primary artist appointment appendix (pdf 7.62MB)

Hand to hand project – Sharing the learning

Aberdeenshire Council’s Arts & Heritage Team are pleased to present this new resource which recounts the story behind an integrated art project “Hand to Hand, which was commissioned as part of artworks linked to the building of the new academy and community campus in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. It has been designed to inform schools and teaching professionals about the processes involved in developing such a project, and the benefits to all those involved in the school and wider community. 

Hand to Hand Project (pdf 1,240kb)

Creative Activity Workbook

The Arts Team has launched the Creative Activity Workbook in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland – a hands on guide to activities for carers and people with early to middle stage dementia written in a recipe format, with an activity for every week of the year. Activities are creative in the broad sense and include gardening, arts and crafts, writing, trip and games, and music and song. The overall aim is to aid cognition, improve wellbeing and self-esteem, and have some fun.

Create Connect - Creative Activity Workbook (pdf 1.02mb)

Creative Activity Workbook music online link:

Belonging to Aberdeenshire

The Arts and Heritage team launched the Belonging to Aberdeenshire book at the Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead, on 3rd September 2015. Belonging to Aberdeenshire shows us in images and words the powerful relationships people have with places and the true diversity of Aberdeenshire. Lots of local people took part in this initiative. The collection here celebrates the very best of creative talent from almost 400 submissions, showcasing some of Aberdeenshire’s most evocative locations.

Belonging to Aberdeenshire Book (PDF 3.3MB)

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