Out of the Blue

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: afffordable 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

Studios  Out of the blue supports artists by providing them with work space and selling opportunities, enabling them to work as artists, and to connect to the local community to pass their skills onto others.

Classes  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.

Exhibitions  Approximately 12 per annum. Local, national and international artists work viewed by total of 5,000 members of the public.

Training/Seminars  Our facilities are hired by arts organisations and other businesses to run their own events throughout the year.

Markets  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.


Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust
Scottish Charity SC 022812
Company registration number – SC235075
Place of registration – Registered in Scotland

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    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

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