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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.

April News

Out of the Blue very much look forward to welcoming you to the Drill Hall as restrictions are eased. We have missed you! From Monday 26th April we will throw the doors open wide and welcome you back to the Drill Hall cafe. 

Our airy and beautifully situated Drill Hall cafe will open for delicious food and drink and makes for a comfortable and reassuringly distanced but sociable experience! Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm. 

From 26th April our spaces can be booked for use by small numbers of…
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Out of the Blue

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

Historical timeline of Out of the Blue

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

Funders
Lottery Funded / Creative Scotland Creative Scotland The Robertson Trust Big Lottery Fund
Historic Environment Scotland The City of Edinburgh Council Gannochy Baillie Gifford logo
Inspiring Scotland logo Port of Leith Housing Association logo William Grant Foundation logo  
Stakeholders
Triodos Bank Social Investment Scotland Scotland's Social Enterprise Strategy Development Trusts Association Scotland logo

 

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    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

  • Covid-19 restrictions

    From 2nd April The Scottish Government has lifted the ‘Stay at Home’ requirement and replaced it with a ‘Stay Local’ message. From 26th April there is easing of restrictions in relation to education, hospitality, galleries, retail, services- but indoor numbers are restricted.

    Out of the Blue are consequently re-opening for appropriately social distanced conviviality and activity from Monday 26th April.

    As things stand, from 17th May more events will be allowed, with currently unspecified capacity constraints. We will bring back our events, classes, workshops, and exhibitions when safe to do so.

    Latest news from Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust.

  • Cafe Opening Hours

    Monday – Friday 10.00 – 16.00 (from 26th April)

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    Over the course of 2021 Out of the Blue will continue to offer opportunities for artists and members of the community to learn, participate and earn income.

    We use the space we have developed in 6 buildings in Edinburgh for studios, workshops, classes, projects, exhibitions, social enterprises, events, clubs, music making, markets, a cafe and more.

    Our all year round activity helps create the culture of the city, supporting the local economy and having positive social impact for the thousands of individuals and organisations we work with.

    We would humbly accept a financial donation, however small, in support of our work.




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