The Opportunities Section features up-to-date, handpicked job listings; information about funding and grants; call-outs for competitions and events as well as information about workspace on offer in Edinburgh.


Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire: Makers Wanted!
Deadline: Sunday 1 February 2015

Calling all makers, tinkerers, tailors, geeks! The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire returns on Sunday 19 April 2015 and it's going to be bigger and better than ever. They are  looking for people who love making things to come along to our annual celebration of creativity at Summerhall to show off their work, meet other makers and enjoy the buzz of the  biggest show and tell on earth.

Public Contracts Scotland

Find details of contracts with Scottish Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government, Agencies and  NDPBs, Higher and Further Education and Emergency Services by browsing the available contracts. You can also  register to receive free e-mail alerts.

East Lothian Arts Service: Public Art Project
Deadline: Ongoing

As a key public art project for the town of Musselburgh, East Lothian Council wishes to commission artists/makers to create artworks which will fully complement the town and its cultural heritage that will be an exemplar of good practice for commissioning public art. The Commissions will be awarded in January 2015. The research and consultation phase to start in February with a report to the project panel in March 2015. The final artworks to be completed and installed within the following 6 months and ideally by end of August 2015. These dates are indicative at this stage.

Design In Action: Creative Currencies Chiasma 
Deadline: Monday 15 December 

Design in Action (www.designinaction.com) invites applications from academics, businesses, designers, organisations and users who are interested in taking part in an exciting 2-day residential workshop and networking event to collaborate on generating and developing innovative ideas for the Scottish ICT sector. Following the event, there is the opportunity for attendees to apply for funding up to £20k commercialisation funding.

Firefly Arts ltd: Writer/Wordsmith/Director
Deadline: Tuesday 30 December 2014
Firefly Arts are seeking a writer, word-smith, poet, director or artist to explore language and build narrative with children and young people as part of their new youth arts programme, A Word In Your Ear.  Supported by Creative Scotland's Cashback for Creativity, A Word In Your Ear is a multi-arts programme to explore the politics of language, narrative and expression, build confidence, skill and aspiration, and promote the talent of young people throughout West Lothian. Please send a letter of application, along with links to work/practice and a CV to  director@firefly-arts.co.uk    

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: Chrysalis Call for Performance
Applications open: 7 November 2014. Deadline: 31 January 2015

In 2015 Youth Theatre Arts Scotland will launch a pilot of Chrysalis - a new platform for ambitious and provocative performances by young theatre-makers. Four selected shows will each be performed twice over the two days, 6-7 November 2015. 

Coburg House Gallery: Exhibition Opportunity
Deadline: Wednesday 31 December 2014

Coburg House Gallery and Studios is looking for proposals for exhibitions on an ongoing basis. The gallery is a very nice space with large glass windows and entrance fronting the street. It is suitable for solo or group exhibitions and is located in Leith, Edinburgh. It will be rented out at an affordable rate and is suitable for artists / makers at all stages of their careers. For an information pack including photos, floor plan, terms and conditions etc. or for an appointment to view - email John Gibson at w.gibson777@btinternet.com

North Edinburgh Arts: Artist in Residency
Deadline: Monday 5 January 2015

North Edinburgh Arts seeks to engage two visual artists to undertake a socially-engaged residency for an initial period of 13 months from March 2015, this will be extended pending all funds being secured to 26 months in total.  This project will specifically provide opportunities for artists who hold both excellent engagement and communication skills and a very strong artistic practice, wishing to work within an unusually open and innovative brief.  

The Royal Scottish Academy: Residencies
Deadline: Wednesday 21 January 2015

The RSA Residencies for Scotland is an exciting, artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists whilst forging important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities. Open to visual artists at all stages of their careers, the emphasis is on enabling a period of research, development and production, as well as on the acquisition and exchange of new skills and experiences. Artists can apply for funds of up to £5000 and are responsible for managing their own residency, in discussion with the partner venue. 

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