Rent a Studio

A tidy row of studio doors on the first floor of the Drill Hall.

Studio space

We have studios/offices in The Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street off Leith Walk and our other Creative Spaces. These are occupied by artists and creative businesses. The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is a thriving cultural hub and studios share a building with events, classes and the lovely Drill Hall Arts Café. All Out of the Blue sites are easily accessible by public transport.

If you are interested in renting one of our studios, or wish to be contacted regarding any future available studios, please sign up to our Studio Mailing List and you will be invited to the next available viewing.

Shared studio and workshop space at Abbeymount Studios

The facilities at Abbeymount Studios include purpose built workshops with tools and equipment for woodwork, fashion and textile design, ceramics and printmaking. In our co-working spaces each resident artist has desk space to work from and to store materials.

For news and updates regarding this particular Creative Space, please sign up to the Out of the Blue Studios Mailing List.

If you’d like to go to a viewing, they are held weekly on Tuesdays 2pm and Wednesdays 5pm. Please RSVP to a viewing by filling in the Viewing Booking Form.

If you attended the Abbeymount Studios viewings and wish to apply, please fill in the Abbeymount Studios Application Form.

Conditions of Lease

Tenants have 24-hour access to their studios. After an initial period (usually three months) only one month’s notice is required from either party to end the contract. Out of the Blue believes that the best way to support artists, whose workload and therefore income may be unpredictable, is to offer the most flexible, low-commitment terms possible.

Conditions of lease include payment of a returnable deposit and payment of rent by standing order monthly and in advance.

Subletting and Sharing

Occasionally tenants may choose to share their studio or sub-let for a short period. Shares tend to be organised by the tenants themselves, although they must be agreed with Out of the Blue. Sometimes a tenant will ask Out of the Blue to find a suitable sharer, in which case, this opportunity will be advertised to the mailing list and given to the person whom the tenant feels is most suitable.

Tenants may sub-let studios and this must be arranged through Out of the Blue. Again the place will be advertised to the mailing list and given to the person whom the tenant feels is most suitable.

Allocation of Space

When studios become available they will be advertised to the mailing list in the first instance. There is no average waiting time, but in order to maximise your opportunity of finding a studio, we would recommend applying as early as possible and being as flexible as you can in terms of space requirements.

Please contact us if your address or contact details change; if we cannot contact you, we cannot offer you a studio.

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