The Anatomy Rooms

A multi disciplinary arts production and events facility based in a repurposed iconic Aberdeen City centre building.


Historical/cultural heritage area
Funding: Not publicly funded
Business-model: Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Community size: 0-50


Marischal College, Shoe Lane
AB10 1UN Aberdeen
United Kingdom

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Vision statement of the Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation All In Ideas: SCO45962

The core objective of All in Ideas is to act in a manner that offers facilities and support for Aberdeen’s cultural sector. By providing space we will encourage new creative thinking, exploration, experimentation and methods of engagement for purposes of increased individual and collaborative output.

Year one as an organisation focused on creating the physical space where new dialogues would be considered and addressed. This space is The Anatomy Rooms. Year two is about asking how we affect greater change and growth within the city? How do we respond to a sectors needs and what processes do we, facilitators and practitioners, utilise to expand and continually improve the city’s creative repertoire?

We will build and maintain platforms to challenge local, national and international perceptions of what is produced and delivered in Aberdeen and be central in facilitating growth, connectivity and cohesiveness across the city’s arts.

All In Ideas is an ever evolving support service moving toward recognition as a progressive independent arts institute offering time and space for makers, projects, innovative collaborations and critical growth that, along with partners, pushes at the boundaries of arts production and output in and for the city.


All In Ideas Manifesto

Listen, produce, present, reach.

Augment discourse for artist and audience.

Agitate the sector toward continual improvement.

Expand and progress a shared cultural vision for participants and audience.

Encourage, through action, critical debate.

Encourage, through action, inward migration and retention of talent.

Heighten the visibility of creative output at a local, national and international level.

Raise the profile of artists and creative forward thinkers.

Maintain momentum of forward thinkers.

Create and support collaboration.

Pursue new and unorthodox methods of presentation.

Value skill, creativity, maker, audience.

Exist outside profiteering from inventiveness and creativity.