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Culture Cafe is a meeting and networking space for people working in the arts in the Moray area.

About Culture Café

Founded in 2011 as a meeting place for the local arts community, Culture Café brings together people who work in the arts who are interested in networking, sharing ideas, developing partnerships and peer support.

Culture Café has been used to launch projects, establish sector-wide strategies and introduce partners from health and social care, business and education.

Read the Culture Café Manifesto or find out how to host a Culture Café.

Host a Culture Café

Let’s begin by saying that there is no rigid format, all we ask is that your own event is in keeping with the ethos and ideas outlined in the Culture Café Manifesto

Culture Café is all about creating a mutually supportive environment in which arts and culture can flourish.

Full details for hosting a Culture Café or get in touch.

Culture Cafe Animateurs

March to September 2020

Culture Café ran two series of Animateurs (a programme supporting contemporary artists/creative practitioners who the COVID-19 crisis had negatively impacted) during a lockdown period in 2020. You can read more about the work of the past Animateurs here.

Arts in Moray (AIM)

AIM, a new collective of four partner organisations, Dance North Scotland, Moray Arts Development Engagement (M:ADE), the Moray Way Association (MWA) and Wildbird, will work as part of the Culture Café network to host eight residencies, which will be announced across the summer. Click here for more information

Next Culture Café Event

There are no upcoming events at this time.
Happy Holidays Everyone!It’s been a challenging year.
Your contributions and perspectives make every year a better year, but we are especially thankful in 2021 for you and for the power of art in our community.This year has brought many challenges, but also perspective, time to pause, perseverance, flexibility and space to appreciate what matters.Be safe, be kind to yourself, let this time unfold as it is, and take a moment to acknowledge all you’ve achieved.Sending love and Festive wishes to you all. We look forward to connecting with you again in the New Year.
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Thank you to very one that came out this week to our first in person culture cafe in a while - It was really lovely to be in a room with people again, sharing food, laughter and our passion for the creative arts.Let’s do it again!Want to host a culture cafe? Get in touch via our website or by email at info@culturecafe.scot - we look forward to hearing from you.
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Looking forward to AIM’s Culture Cafe tonight - 5.30pm at Planta Cafe in Elgin.Tickets still available - booking link in our bio and on our website. Come join us for some tasty food and chats 🙂In the meantime here is an image from past Culture cafe event from 2015 🙂
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Want to know what Culture Café is all about? Have a look at our Manifesto for a little insight.Founded in 2011 as a meeting place for the local arts community, Culture Café brings together people who work in the arts who are interested in networking, sharing ideas, developing partnerships and peer support.You can read more about Culture Café and the Manifesto on our website - link in bio!
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For this Culture Cafe, the Arts in Moray (AIM) Collective invite you to join them for some tasty food and informal conversations where AIM partners, Artists in residence and Culture Café members can connect and engage.Arts in Moray Collective comprises of four local organisations: Dance North Scotland, Moray Arts Development Engagement (M:ADE), Moray Way Association (MWA) and Wildbird. The ethos of the project is to champion fairness, transparency, agency, equity and collaboration across its members, and aims to engage a network of creative practitioners and communities within Moray – hosting at least eight artist residencies from June 2021 to September 2022.This Culture Cafe will offer the opportunity to hear about the Arts in Moray Collective programme, meet some of the Artists in Residence, to ask questions, as well as being an opportunity for informal conversations, networking and connection.Join us at @planta.cafe.elgin for a vegetarian buffet on TUESDAY 30th NOVEMBER from 5.30-8.30pm.Event is free but booking is essential - get your ticket via the link in our bio.
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Movement workshop opportunity through @dancenorthscot this weekend with @sineadhargan and @anyasirina :
Saturday 2nd October
10am - 4.00pm
Findhorn Village CentreSeeking Spaces Eroded Workshop is an opportunity to connect with other artists to explore what working with the sea, the tide and time can offer our practices. The workshop is open to artists and recent graduates who use dance or movement in their work.Sinéad Hargan and Anya Sirina are artists in residence at Dance North from 20 September – 2 October.
This residency is part of their year-long research project, Seeking Spaces Eroded, an exploration into performance making at tidal sites: spaces of a shifting and changing nature that reflect the ephemeral qualities of performance itself.For full information and to book, click the link in @dancenorthscot bio.
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How do we maintain public creative practice when there is no public?
FREE BUT PLEASE REGISTER
For more information and to register go to https://www.culturecafe.scot/event/what-is-public/This Culture Café is one of a series in which residents of the Creative Work Shop programme, produced by @findhornbayarts , will share experiences of their residencies based on Forres High Street.
This time David Sherry, Robbie Coleman & Jo Hodges, share their experiences of their residency through ongoing pandemic lockdowns.
How can artists with a public /social practice work when the ‘public’ are subjected to a lockdown? Where is ‘public space’? Where are the public and how can artists engage?
For more information and to register go to https://www.culturecafe.scot/event/what-is-public/
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Performing artist and Culture Café #Animateur, Ruaraidh Milne, invites you to a socially distanced – picnic social, in Forres.
“Come bring a picnic and join us for chat, good times, company and sharing. Limited spaces to ensure that we adhere to Scot’ Gov’ guidelines, so please register below. Share a project you have been working on/with during lockdown (5 mins max), or just come for the craic! Read more...https://www.culturecafe.scot/.../picnic-in-the-park.../
Booking is essential via www.culturecafe.scot. Once you have registered you will receive an email, the day before the event, with further details and where to meet.
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The second series of Culture Café Animateurs kicks off this week with @carolineinckle’s Spatial Relations event. Find out more; https://culturecafe.scot/event/spatial-relations/
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