Jobs & opps

From full time roles to part time volunteer work, our jobs and opps pages highlight some of the industry’s most sought after positions- across multiple sectors, levels of experience and business structures. Look through them today and take the first step to a new start.


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Opp: Call for applications

The team behind internationally renowned textile magazine Selvedge is looking for talented merchants and makers for their 2017 line-up of fairs taking place in Edinburgh, Pendle, Charleston and London. For each fair, Selvedge brings together some of the finest UK-based exhibitors to sell vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skilfully made textile treasures. The cost of the stands is £250 +VAT for a six-foot table. Further information about applying can be found at www.selvedge.org or by emailing events@selvedge.org. Selvedge is a springboard for makers and artisans with a strong community of textile-lovers at its heart. In addition to publishing the bimonthly magazine, Selvedge runs workshops and fairs throughout the year. They also sell a curated collection of artisan goods through their online store and studio in Highgate, London. For more information, please contact Iliana Taliotis on +(0)7931 341 112 or mail@ilianataliotis.com

Posted 3 months ago
By Selvedge Magazine

Opp: Script Surgeries - Gowan Calder & Stephen Greenhorn

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants and the wider arts sector. [19 Aug 11:00 (5h) ] Writing a play and looking for some advice on how to take it to the next draft? The script surgeries are 50 minute, one-to-one sessions with professional playwrights Stephen Greenhorn and Gowan Calder for registered Fringe participants and/or Scotland-based playwrights. Due to demand, there is a simple application process for these surgeries. Please visit www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk for more information.

Posted 2 months ago
By Playwrights' Studio Scotland

Opp: Create18 - Funding

A new national funding programme, Create18, gives young people across Scotland the opportunity to create and host innovative events in their community, and to bring the Year of Young People 2018 to life. Developed by EventScotland and Young Scot, the Create18 funding programme is open to groups of three or more young people, aged 8-26, and across Scotland to stage their own events. Create18 will distribute £42,000 of funding through grants of up to £1,000 for each event. Create18 will provide unique opportunities for young people to develop entrepreneurial skills and showcase their talents as they host a wide range of events helping to challenge negative perceptions of young people and tackling subjects such as equality and discrimination. Event ideas could include film festivals to gigs, theatre and dance performances to art exhibitions, sports competitions, fashion shows and nature trails.

Posted 2 months ago
By Young Scot

Opp: Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors

APPLY NOW if you are a creative who enjoys making ! Dundee and Angus Collage still have places on our Textile for Fashion and Interior Design Courses 2017 at Gardyne Campus, D&A College.

Posted one month ago
By Dundee and Angus College, Gardyne Campus

Opp: How to Survive as an Artist - Open for Applications

[ Critical & Professional Development ] Leith School of Art are opening their doors for a year long course, one day a week, to help you get where you want to be as an artist. Crits, seminars, tutorials and insiders' advice on getting established and keeping going. Run by artists for artists.

Posted 3 months ago
By Leith School of Art

Opp: Hit the Road open for applications

Hit The Road is looking for young performers across Scotland. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 19, living in Scotland and want to take your music out into the real world, we can help. Acts of all genres will be taken through a process of training and rehearsing before it’s time to Hit The Road!

Posted 4 months ago
By Hit the Road

Opp: Lighting, Sound, Technical and Production Training

The Edinburgh Lighting and Sound School offers the opportunity to spend nine months studying entertainment lighting, sound, and production skills in the City of Edinburgh. We offer up to 15 places a year for committed and enthusiastic arts and humanities graduates and others who wish to develop a career in technical arts for performance. Studying with us is intensive and vocational. The programme has been created to equip students with the technical skills and working cultural knowledge for a career in the entertainment industry. The programme is delivered by a dedicated team of practising professionals with many decades of experience between them. Visiting lecturers from the fields of theatre, film and events complement the core teaching, as well as frequent venue site visits to explore techniques and technologies. We have an extensive placement programme which serves to enhance industry involvement.

Posted 4 months ago
By Edinburgh Lighting and Sound School

Opp: Intensive Professional Actor Training Course

The Edinburgh Conservatoire are currently accepting applications for October 2017 entry with auditions taking place from March 2017 onwards. The Edinburgh Conservatoire offers the opportunity to spend one year studying professional acting skills with industry experts in the City of Edinburgh. We offer up to 20 places a year for dedicated arts and humanities graduates, actors and theatre practitioners who wish to develop a career in theatre, acting and performance. This course explores theatre and acting skills from classical theatre through to contemporary theatre and new writing as well as stage combat skills and period dance for stage offering the opportunity to study with the best industry professionals who are actively involved in the theatre industry. The programme is intensive and vocational and has been carefully created to equip students with the varied skills in order to work professionally within the acting and entertainment industry. The course assessments include scene work, devising, voice, physical theatre as well as a final showcase and theatre performance in the Edinburgh festival.

Posted 4 months ago
By The Edinburgh Conservatoire

Opp: [Untitled] Eight Call For Submissions

Open call for [Untitled] 8. Looking for essays, poetry and visual art that discuss the social and political issues that reflect the needs and interests of the people and their environs.

Posted one month ago
By [Untitled] Falkirk

Opp: Call for exhibition proposals

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) are looking for proposals for The Small Gallery in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) and the Dress Circle Bar at His Majesty’s Theatre (HMT), Aberdeen. Both spaces are programmed to present exhibitions for recent graduates and emerging artists.

Posted 17 days ago
By Grampian Hospitals Art Trust

Opp: Writing Digital Content training 13 September 2017

Learn how to write strong, reader-focussed content that will get your website found in search and engage your target audience, compelling them to take action.

Posted one month ago
By Publishing Scotland

Opp: Photography Graduates

Are you a recent photography graduate? Come along to Stills for a nice afternoon of talks and discussions about life after graduation. Hear from early career photographers about their experiences of graduation and how they are shaping their careers. Our aim with this event is to give new graduates the chance to hear from people a bit further along about their work and life afterward graduation. We will also have information from various organisations about the kind of support that they offer. So book your free place, come along, meet other new graduates and take in some interesting talks.

Posted 15 days ago
By Stills: Centre for Photography

Opp: Sixth Evening @The whitespace.

A diverse evening of acts and performers with first time performers as well as experianced.No set themes just an oppotunity to experiment with new ideas.We are trying to get a way of paying performers which we will let you know at the evening.

Posted 25 days ago
By Matthecat

Opp: Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award - Call for entries

Each year, this international award celebrates the best and most innovative in sustainability at the world's largest arts festival. All productions taking part in the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe are eligible to apply.

Posted one month ago
By Creative Carbon Scotland

Opp: Twenty18 - Call for Applications

Are you a choreographer based in Europe? Each year Aerowaves selects 20 of the most promising emerging choreographers, promotes their work and creates performance opportunities with the network.

Posted one month ago
By Aerowaves

Opp: China Now - new digital platform for UK artists

China Now is an online resource for UK-based arts and creative professionals with an interest in China and Hong Kong.

Posted one month ago
By British Council

Opp: Europa Cinemas Network

Care about joining Europe’s first cinema theater network focusing on European films? Applications to Europa Cinemas are now open!

Posted one month ago
By Creative Europe

Opp: Speed Dating for Illustrators

Get matched with your dream publisher and show them your best work. This is a unique opportunity to meet a range of picture book publishers and agents from across the UK all in one room in Scotland. Apply to show off your illustrations at the launch of our Picture Hooks Exhibition on 26th October 2017 in Edinburgh. This will be a fast-paced afternoon, taking place in the National Gallery of Scotland. Up to 10 talented illustrators will be given the chance to present their work in regular 10 minute sessions to 12 different publishing experts, who will give their professional opinion on your portfolio. To apply, please send three samples of your work to submissionspicturehooks@gmail.com by 15th September 2017. The images should show: ● Good development of character ● Suitability for the picture book market

Posted 2 months ago
By Picture Hooks

Opp: Winter Open - Call for Submissions

North Lands Creative Annual Open Exhibition of fine and applied arts. Submissions may be in any discipline: painting, sculpture, new media, printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography and jewellery.

Posted 11 days ago
By North Lands Creative

Opp: Poetry project celebrates creative moments

'My Time' is a new project run by Voluntary Arts Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library. Voluntary Arts Scotland are inviting everyone to write a poem about the precious time you spend being creative.

Posted one month ago
By Voluntary Arts Scotland

Opp: New Writing Scotland 36

New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. All forms of writing are invited: autobiography and memoirs; creative responses to events and experiences; drama; graphic artwork (monochrome only); poetry; political and cultural commentary and satire; screenplays; short fiction; travel writing or any other creative prose may be submitted. We have a maximum recommended length of 3,500 words in total. Please do not send complete novels or other long works, although self-contained extracts are acceptable. The work must be neither previously published nor accepted for publication and may be in any of the languages of Scotland.

Posted 2 months ago
By ASLS

Opp: The Virginia Prize for Fiction

Biennial writing prize to find new women (age 18+) fiction writers writing in English from around the world. Now accepting submissions for 5th Virginia Prize for Fiction.

Posted 11 days ago
By Aurora Metro

Opp: Call for Contributors

'Zest' zine is looking for artists, writers, graphic designers and illustrators for its first issue. Zest aims to be a fresh take on culture and politics and we have already secured interviews with Beccy Hill, the editor of the zine Sister, as well as the curator of online art platform isthisit.

Posted 3 days ago
By Zest

Deadline 01 October 2017

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Opp: Critical & Professional Development Course

>> 7th September 2017 - 24th January 2018 << The Critical and Professional Development (CPD) Course enables students to develop a strategy for succeeding as an artist today whilst also developing a consistent and rigorous studio practice. The course combines teaching professional practice with practical workshops on drawing and painting. CPD offers highly practical advice on pursuing professional opportunities in visual art as a sustainable career and enables students to build a tool-kit of resources to allow them to promote their work.

Posted 4 months ago
By Leith School of Art

Opp: Call For Entries

Health for Life arts is pleased to announce a call for entries for their exhibition which will take place at Health for Life, 56 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DP from Wednesday 19th October 2016, 5:00-7:00pm until Thursday 1st November 2016 with option for purchase. The evening event will coincide with the 12th Birthday Celebration of Health for Life Spinal Wellness Centre, and will also feature live music accompaniment and sparkling drinks.

Posted 11 months ago
By Health For Life Arts

Opp: Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund

The fund aims to support young people aged 14-20 to develop their skills in drama, dance, music, film, visual arts, literature, digital arts. There are 3 deadlines for 2017, the first is 3 July. Creative Scotland’s 'Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund' aims to support young people aged 14-20 who are interested in developing their skills in one of the following areas: Drama / Dance /Music / Film / Visual Arts / Literature / Digital Arts Whatever your creative passion, look no further than the Young Scot and Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund.

Posted one month ago
By Creative Scotland & Young Scot

Opp: A&E Collective Publication

Seeking submissions for the first publication of A&E, a collective focussing on art and ecology. A&E is a new collective focussing on critical art and ecology matters founded by Glasgow School of Art graduates. We are launching with a publication under the theme ‘Disconnection’. This could be explored through various sub-themes such as anthropocentrism and a disconnection to the non-human, the effects of capitalism, escapism, utopia, denial, etc. This is an open call for all kinds of submissions coming from any creative practice or background. Submissions may include but are not limited to critical writing, poetry, sound, image, photography, drawing, documentary work... We are ideally looking for new work made for the publication, however we may accept previous work if it relates to the theme and has not been previously exhibited or published. Applicants should not limit themselves to print mediums. There will be an event to launch the publication that may include performances of all kinds as well as an accompanying exhibition. If you wish to submit or discuss a proposal for the publication or launch event please feel free to contact us.

Posted 11 days ago
By A&E Collective

Deadline 15 October 2017

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Opp: Novel Fair 2018 Submissions Open

Described by The Irish Times as a 'Dragon's Den for writers', the Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving novelists the opportunity to bypass the slush pile, pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of publishers and agents.

Posted 3 months ago
By Irish Writers Centre

Deadline 20 October 2017

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Opp: Novel Fair 2018 - Submissions Open

Described by The Irish Times as a 'Dragon's Den for writers', the Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving novelists the opportunity to bypass the slush pile, pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of publishers and agents.

Posted 3 months ago
By Irish Writers Centre

Opp: Proofreading course 8 November 2017

A practical introduction to basic proofreading skills. Through practical exercises using a variety of accessible texts, the course aims to teach students the basic proofreading skills and to help them feel comfortable with the methods of ensuring that a document is correct in both content and layout.

Posted one month ago
By Publishing Scotland

Opp: Media Training - Edinburgh 7/11/2017

A truly inspiring day of practical media training to give you the tools to successfully promote your work and your organisation. Participants will understand how to prepare and package media stories and examine any issues that might arise. You will learn how to communicate your story in a way that sets the media agenda, positively promotes your organisation and improves public relations.

Posted one month ago
By Talk Action

Opp: YMI - Access to Music Making

The Youth Music Initiative's Access to Music Making fund aims to create high quality music making opportunities for young people aged 0 – 25 yrs outwith school time. In 2017/18 at least £1.4 million is available for Access to Music Making through both open and targeted application routes. Open funding applications can apply for between £1k - £40k. Targeted funding applications will be invited by Creative Scotland for between £1k - £90k for interventions that strategically address the aims of the programme. Deadlines There are two deadlines for the Access to Music Making fund in 2017/18 17 July 2017 13 November 2017

Posted one month ago
By Creative Scotland

Opp: YMI - Strengthening Youth Music

The Youth Music Initiative's Strengthening Youth Music fund aims to support individuals, organisations and networks to undertake strategic action or training that will strengthen the youth music sector in Scotland for the benefit of young people. In 2017/18 at least £108k is available for Strengthening Youth Music with support being made available through both open and targeted application routes. Both open and targeted funding applications can apply for between £1k - £20k. Targeted applications will be invited by Creative Scotland for interventions that strategically address the aims of the programme . Deadlines There are two deadlines for the Strengthening Youth Music fund in 2017/18: 17 July 2017 13 November 2017

Posted 3 months ago
By Creative Scotland

Opp: Call for Submissions

"Laldy!" A new literary journal is now open for submissions. Clochoderick Press, in partnership with Paisley 2021 culture bid, is a brand new, non-profit, literary organization based in Paisley itself. We are a small press who will publish individual collections of poetry and prose, along with a bi-annual literary journal, as well hosting an annual poetry competition. We also organize spoken word open mic events and we are about to undergo a series of workshops to introduce beginner writers of all ages to the world of publishing.

Posted one month ago
By Clochoderick Press

Opp : Open Project Funding

This fund supports the arts, screen and creative industries, with projects that help them explore, realise and develop their creative potential, widen access to their work, and enrich Scotland’s reputation as a distinctive creative nation connected to the world. We want to encourage applicants to generate great ideas and projects that we can then help them to make happen. [ continuous programme ]

Posted one month ago
By Creative Scotland

Opp: Call to participate in 'Postcards from home'

POSTCARDS from HOME is an art community project that brings together local communities, refugees, immigrants and artists to reflect, create and send a postcard on the idea of HOME. Each postcard has on one side the picture taken from the participant and on the back side of the postcard the story of the photo, along with the details of the participant, if he/she want to share them. You send us •the image/drawing and the story, •some thoughts on what is home for you, •the location and •a link to your website/instangram or fb account and we make the postcard.

Posted 2 months ago
By Postcards from Home

Opp: ‘Shared Vision – Your Decision’? Funding Opportunity

Over the past few months Police in Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council have been working in partnership with representatives from the City's Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities to deliver this funding opportunity. We are inviting you to apply for funding to deliver projects which will help create a city free from Islamophobia. Individuals and groups, supported by a charity or organisation, as well as charities and organisations themselves, can submit an application to receive up to £5,000 worth of funding per project.

Posted 8 months ago
By Edinburgh Council

Deadline 31 December 2017

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Opp: Scottish Enterprise Research Service

Scottish Enterprise Service provides free desk-based research for any company in the Digital & Technology and Engineering & Manufacturing sectors working with Scottish Enterprise. Offering free and up-to date business intelligence help you grow your business domestically and internationally. Scottish Development International is a joint venture between Scottish Government and its economic development agencies, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Posted 4 months ago
By Scottish Development International

Opp: Line Producer Training for HETV

This funding scheme is seeking training providers able to deliver industry-standard training to support the development of Line Producers for High End TV Creative Skillset’s high-end TV levy (HETV) Fund is fully funded by industry investment from levy contributions paid on high-end TV drama productions since April 2013. The HETV Levy Fund addresses the skills and training needs of the HETV industry to create jobs and training opportunities, and to strengthen and build skills to ensure the robust growth of the sector is secured with a fully skilled and growing workforce.

Posted 17 days ago
By Creative Skillset

Opp: Lighting in Edinburgh

The 'Scottish Lighting Network', are forming a network in Scotland for anyone interested in light and lighting to collaborate, discuss, request services and generally geek out on lighting. Architects, design & build companies, product designers, lighting designers, theatre/set designers, artists and anyone else interested in light, lighting and space in are all welcome. Promotion of events involving light / lighting are encouraged. Networking of members to help each other is encouraged.

Posted 9 days ago
By Scottish Lighting Network

Opp: Join the "Scottish Lighting Network" in Edinburgh

The "Scottish Lighting Network", are forming a network in Scotland for anyone interested in light and lighting to collaborate, discuss, request services and generally geek out on lighting. Architects, design & build companies, product designers, lighting designers, theatre/set designers, artists and anyone else interested in light, lighting and space in are all welcome. Promotion of events involving light / lighting are encouraged. Networking of members to help each other is encouraged.

Posted 9 days ago
By Scottish Lighting Network