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.


Hill Street Design House: Meeting & Events Space

Meeting/Function Room available within Hill Street Design House, in central Edinburgh.  The Front Room is a white, blank space ready to host your event.  Available for meeting, product launches, workshops, exhibits, pop-ups, conferences; we can cater for your needs.  Rates include wifi, tea and coffee facilities and on street parking. Hill Street Design House is close to train and bus stations, and has a number of good eating and drinking venues close by. 
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.

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. 

Hospitalfield Arts: interdisciplinary Programme 2015
Deadline: Monday 19 January 2015

Hospitalfield's Interdisciplinary Residency is a highly international part of our programme and is open to those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work. For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project. 

Stills: Artist in Residence
Deadline: Monday 19 January 2015

An exciting opportunity for artists working with photography to participate in a residency exchange programme between Stills: Centre for Photography, Edinburgh and Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy. Continuing the collaboration initiated in 2010, the aim of AiR is to sustain a dialogue between artists and photographers about the role and potential of the photographic medium within specific locations and contexts. Artists will be asked to undertake research and produce works which engage with the urban or rural environment of the area in which their residency occurs.

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. 

Arts and Creative Learning: Commission for an Artist/Illustrator
Deadline: Wednesday 21 January 2015

Arts and Creative Learning, City of Edinburgh Council, seek an artist illustrator/visual communicator who can produce illustrations for a suite of Early Years Resources based on: Music and Literacy; Music, Maths and Numeracy; and Music and Health and Wellbeing.   

WeAreTheFuture: San Francisco Summit
Deadline: Friday 23 January 2015

The Nation Wide Search for the UK's top entrepreneurs is back.  Inspiring Global Entrepreneurship. Five of the best entrepreneurs from the UK will win a place on the expenses paid Entrepreneurship Trip to Silicon Valley with WeAreTheFuture, to meet some of the worlds biggest organisations.

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.


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