About Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust
IS: an arts and education trust based in Edinburgh
CREATES: opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts
GENERATES: space and community for artists
COLLABORATES: with artists in all media from all over the world
PROMOTES: events, concerts, clubs and exhibitions
PROVIDES: affordable studios, rehearsal rooms, performance venues, exhibition space and administrative support
COMMISSIONS: art projects from the local community and beyond
EDUCATES: with hands-on training projects
Out of the blue supports artists by providing them with workspace and selling opportunities, enabling them to work as artists, and to connect to the local community to pass their skills onto others.
Approximately 450 multi-artform classes per annum and 5,000 participants.
Events and performances
Approximately 50 per annum. The Out of the Blue Drill Hall has been a venue in Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, People’s Festival, and Leith Festival.
Approximately 12 per annum. Local, national and international artists work viewed by a total of 5,000 members of the public.
Our facilities are hired by arts organisations and other businesses to run their own events throughout the year.
Our Drill Hall Arts Cafe at the Drill Hall is the perfect place to relax or have meetings.
Quarterly selling opportunity for out of the blue artists.
The Bongo Club
Out of the Blue’s sister venue is a wholly owned subsidiary, located at 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh. 90,000 visitors annually to performances including live music, club, theatre, spoken word/poetry, film/video art, dance and comedy. Please visit thebongoclub.co.uk for further info.
Help us out, you can make a donation to us or get involved by volunteering.
Learn more about the Drill Hall in Leith.
Find out about our previous or current projects.
Visit us here in Edinburgh!