Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is based in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh.
Our vision is that Edinburgh becomes a creative, participative city in which everyone is able to access the spaces and resources they require to pursue their own creativity, no matter who they are and what form it may take.
Our mission is to provide affordable and appropriate spaces, resources, projects and opportunities for the residents of Edinburgh to be creative. We seek to make this diversity of creativity more visible and in doing so, support the creation of cultural, social and economic value within the city.
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.
Covid-19 affected organisations within Out of the Blue’s creative industries network especially hard; organisations that week in, week out provided opportunities for participants to develop their interests and creative practice.
Each week, prior to Covid-19, organisations based in Out of the Blue’s studios supported the participation of over 1000 people.
In addition these organisations worked with nearly 200 individual artists each year, and supported 250 young people starting out in…
Springing from nowhere (hence the name!) into a small gallery space in the centre of Edinburgh in 1994, Out of the Blue has since grown many branches and now enliven and animate five buildings in Edinburgh