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Creative Writing Competition

Aberdeen Arts Centre are looking for original stories up to 500 words based on the theme MAGIC! These stories could quite literally be about potions, wands and spells, or you can encourage your little one to think about the magic all around us every day – family, our...

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Success For First Live Streaming

Our Young Promoters groups were excited to watch their first live streaming on Saturday 25 April. Aimed at young audiences, Common Lore was a fusion of rhythmic spoken word, digital projection, live-looped music and physical theatre. The young people tuned in via Zoom...

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After The Interval

Please help us by completing this online survey On March 16 we took the difficult decision to cancel all 64 events up until end of June 2020. Since 1985, NEAT has proudly served rural communities across the north east via a team of dedicated Volunteer Promoters. Now...

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New Community Cinema Coordinator Appointed

Funding from Film Hub Scotland and A Cinema Near You (Regional Screen Scotland) has enabled us to appoint a new Community Cinema Coordinator. Marie Archer will join NEAT in March and will be responsible for developing our community cinema network and provide support...

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Cinema Funding Awarded

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully secured funding from Film Hub Scotland and Regional Screen Scotland to support and develop our community cinema provision.   Film Hub Scotland (FHS) As part of the BFI's Film Audience Network, Film Hub Scotland...

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Creative Scotland Appoints Chief Executive

Iain Munro has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Creative Scotland and will take up the post with immediate effect. Currently Acting Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, Iain was the successful candidate in a competitive recruitment process which involved a...

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Across The Grain Festival 2019

Across the Grain festival returns for a second year with almost 100 events and performances. NEAT are pleased to be supporting two performances by Iona Fyfe as part of this year's festival. Thursday 10 October 7:30pm Collieston Community Centre Friday 11 October...

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Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award scheme (VACMA)

The Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award scheme (VACMA) is a programme of small grants for creative practitioners living in Aberdeenshire. The scheme is run by our Arts team in partnership with Creative Scotland and provides awards of between £500 and £1500. Funds...

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Moray Artists Bursary Opens For Applications

27th September 2019. A Culture Café was held this week in Roseisle to give people a chance to hear about the great work being done by artists who were awarded bursaries last year. During the Moray Artist Bursary Culture Café event, this year’s awards scheme was also...

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FOLD Craft and Design Store @ the Barn Now Open

After a year of fundraising, in 2018 the Barn celebrated the delivery of over £200k for some well needed improvements to the foyer and box office areas, as well as the development of neighbouring sheds to create a new craft store and workshop space to showcase local...

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2019 Rural Touring Awards Winners Announced!

After a glitzy awards ceremony at the Hi-VIS: NRTF Conference 2019, held in Bangor, Wales 2 – 4 July 2019. National Rural Touring Forum is delighted to announce the winners of Rural Touring Awards 2019. Hosting the awards was Kate Fox, stand up poet, who was joined by...

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Artistic Director David Leddy Ends His Theatre Career

Fire Exit theatre company has announced it will close permanently at the end of June 2019, after 17 years. This follows Creative Scotland’s decision last year to cut the company’s funding completely. Artistic Director David Leddy plans to stop making theatre and...

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NEAT awarded Young Start Community Fund Grant

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded two year funding from the Young Start National Lottery Community fund to continue and develop of our  Young Promoters Scheme. The initiative is aimed at young people aged 13 – 25 years; enabling them to programme...

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‘In this digitalised age having live theatre in the local community is like a breath of fresh air and a reminder we are human….thank you NEAT’

D.C.

Portsoy

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