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.

June 2024

June sees the first of our special events to celebrate 30 years of Out of the Blue. 

Kicking off our series of celebrations is our Spring Open Studios Weekend at Out of the Blue Abbeymount Studios on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June. With over 50 residents taking part it’s a great chance to meet our talented artists and makers and pick up some original artwork and gifts (all handmade in their studios). 

Next up is the stunning photography exhibition, Exposed 24. Our largest exhibition of…
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Out of the Blue

Springing from nowhere (hence the name!) into a small gallery space in the centre of Edinburgh in 1994, Out of the Blue has since grown many branches and now enliven and animate five buildings in Edinburgh

Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust is proudly supported by

Funders

Lottery Funded / Creative Scotland Creative Scotland The Robertson Trust Big Lottery Fund
Historic Environment Scotland The City of Edinburgh Council Gannochy Baillie Gifford logo
Port of Leith Housing Association logo William Grant Foundation logo  

Stakeholders

Triodos Bank Social Investment Scotland Scotland's Social Enterprise Strategy Development Trusts Association Scotland logo

 

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    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG Learn how to get here →

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    Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
    Closed Sunday.

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    Over the course of 2024 Out of the Blue will continue to offer opportunities for artists and members of the community to learn, participate and earn income.

    We use the space we have developed in 6 buildings in Edinburgh for studios, workshops, classes, projects, exhibitions, social enterprises, events, clubs, music making, markets, a cafe and more.

    Our all year round activity helps create the culture of the city, supporting the local economy and having positive social impact for the thousands of individuals and organisations we work with.

    We would humbly accept a financial donation, however small, in support of our work.




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