Current Projects

As most of these projects are in the development page, we can’t share all the details just yet! But rest assured, Artventure are progressing and working with different partners on various projects such as:

Peterhead Cultural & Arts Network

Aberdeenshire Council’s CLD Service, local residents were invited to an event to help connect anyone interested in culture and arts in the community. The event took place on Wednesday, 30th May at 6.30pm in Buchanhaven Heritage Centre with 40+ attendees. Discussions focused on three key questions regarding local arts and culture:

  1. Why and how do we want to increase participation in Peterhead?
  2. Why and how do we want to work and communicate better with each other?
  3. Why is training and education important to Cultural & Arts groups and how can we work together to support each other?

Attendees noted that it was a good event and that they made some valuable links with other parties interested in arts and culture. A follow-up to the event is being discussed for the future.

Rainworks – In Partnership with Peterhead Community Council

We have asked the Community Council for their support to develop this project. This has been agreed with the costs to be met by the Community Council who have ring fenced a sum of £200 towards the project. Members of PCC and Artventure have collated designs which they would like to see used as well as compiling a list of suppliers where the product can be sourced from. A project plan detailing the status and timeline of the project has been created.

Window Decals – In Partnership with Rediscover Peterhead Limited

Artventure has discussed displaying artwork using vinyl decals on empty shop windows in Peterhead Town Centre. Members met with Iain Sutherland of Rediscover Peterhead to develop this idea further as the BID are heavily involved with town centre businesses. Artventure members have researched costings and collated potential designs for this project.

Peterhead Building Plans – In Partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives

Ruaraidh Wishart, the City Archivist from Aberdeen City Council contacted Artventure previously to discuss supporting a project centered around exhibiting the Building Plans for Peterhead which are of interest to members of the public. These plans date from 1880 to 1975 and quite literally show us Peterhead’s history – such as the old Peterhead Academy, The Playhouse on Queen Street, and the old Herring Salesroom on Farmer’s Lane. Ruaraidh and David Catto, a Local Studies Librarian for Aberdeenshire Council, attended an Artventure meeting in June 2018 to progress the idea further.

Project Drafts –

In addition to our current projects, Artventure are researching the possibility of taking forward more projects such as:

  • A public art mural in Peterhead Town Centre
  • Hosting an exhibition to show off Peterhead Rock Challenge’s costumes from previous years

All of these projects are either in the draft phase or in development – you can keep up to date with progress on our Facebook.

If you have an artistic or cultural project which you would like to discuss, please contact us through e-mail: info@artventure.org.uk