From its inception Out of the Blue’s mission has been to provide opportunities for artists and other people who face barriers to creativity, to meet, work, participate, enjoy themselves, learn and develop skills and knowledge. Out of the Blue has established a reputation as an independent, dynamic and innovative cultural social enterprise. Out of the Blue is one of Scotland’s leading community, cultural and arts development organisations working in partnership to provide economic, cultural, social and educational opportunities, to a significant number of people to make a real difference to their lives.

Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status with two trading subsidiaries, The Bongo Club Ltd and Out of the Blue Productions.

Out of the Blue create jobs and opportunities as a social enterprise financed through trading, investment and loans.

October 2016 News

Following the successful production of ‘Tales from The Hanging Captain’ in this year’s Leith and Edinburgh Festivals, the Out of the Blue instigated Leith Moves project gets into gear for a raft of new creative activity highlighting moments of hidden history from Leith docks. For those who wish to be involved in the ongoing research for this project there will be a meeting of the Leith Moves Research Group on Saturday 1st October and then fortnightly. Active Inquiry and Strange Town theatre comp… Read full news article→

Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust is proudly supported by

Creative Scotland Heritage Lottery Creative Scotland Heritage Lottery Fund
sfunderbiglotteryfund WREN - Resourcing your projects Social Investment Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland Triodos bank City of Edinburgh Council


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