What we do

The universe is made of stories, not atoms.

Muriel Rukeyser , poet and political activist

We believe that culture and creativity inspired by people and place can transform lives. 

Our mission is to be a creative, entrepreneurial organisation rooted in North East Scotland (‘the North’), but with a global vision: using arts, culture, heritage and the natural landscape to contribute towards health and wellbeing, tourism and environmental sustainability. 

The company was originally created in 2015 in response to the need to bring producing skills and infra-structure into North East Scotland and this remains a core aim of the company.

Over the course of 2020, we have worked with the qualities of these times, the place we call home and the skills, knowledge and experience we have to forge a company with a place-based identity, but with a vision beyond the horizons of the region. We make space for communities and artists to articulate stories of past, present and possible futures and for individuals to experience the transformative power of culture and creativity. 

We: 

  • believe that understanding the past has a positive impact on our lives today and telling our stories of now is vital in creating a better future. 
  • work across art forms and sectors 
  • love hearing you talk and deliver community focused projects and events so we can listen to, and share, your side of the story. 
  • are here for you to work through your ideas and ambitions, from strategy development and leading workshops, to creative producing consultancy. 
  • know there’s nothing like a festival – live and online – and we know how to deliver citywide events across multiple venues, public spaces and online platforms, as well as intimate, festival experiences. 
  • look to the future and nurture new talent, whatever age or stage of life you may be. Training, mentoring and enabling you to take your own story, and your own creative ideas, into the your own hands is all part of what we do.  

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