Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is based in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh.

Our vision is that Edinburgh becomes a creative, participative city in which everyone is able to access the spaces and resources they require to pursue their own creativity, no matter who they are and what form it may take.

Our mission is to provide affordable and appropriate spaces, resources, projects and opportunities for the residents of Edinburgh to be creative. We seek to make this diversity of creativity more visible and in doing so, support the creation of cultural, social and economic value within the city.

Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status with two trading subsidiaries, The Bongo Club Ltd and Out of the Blue Productions.

Out of the Blue create jobs and opportunities as a social enterprise financed through trading, investment and loans.

March 2019 News

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall cafe is so much more than a purveyor of delicious food to those who come to the drill hall from the local community and beyond. Over half the cafe staff are graduates of our training scheme which has been training and educating hundreds of young people and those needing support over the last 10 years. The cafe cooks up markets, cycle events, ping pong nights, music mornings and much more. It delivers food throughout Edinburgh and caters for events which benefit…
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Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust is proudly supported by

c_sFunderHeritageLotteryc_sFunderCreativeScotlandThe Robertson Trust
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Historic Environment ScotlandTriodos bankCity of Edinburgh Council
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    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

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