Creative Aberdeenshire Network (CAN)

Provides creative opportunities, news and stories from Aberdeenshire and beyond

Aberdeenshire Council Arts and Media Team. We work to make the arts part of the fabric of life in Aberdeenshire, to create rich and stimulating arts experiences for the people and communities, in schools, in our village halls, in the streets. We believe participation in the arts enriches our lives as individuals and as communities.



General Information


The Arts Development Team works strategically with a broad range of partners to strengthen the arts sector and creative industries while increasing participation in the arts. The team support artists and arts organisations in a number of ways including funding advice, training, commissioning advice, arts project development, linking the arts to education, supporting the voluntary sector and through the extensive and well established Youth Music Initiative (YMI).
The Arts Development Team along with The Museums and Heritage and The Library and Information services form the Cultural Services section within Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services.