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 Update

In line with government guidelines intended to limit the spread of Covid-19, ourselves and many of our partners have closed our public facilities and services. As such we find ourselves in the unprecedented position of inviting you not to attend any events, classes, exhibitions, the cafe, the Bongo Club and any of the initiatives we have all built up over many years! 

Ceasing all of our activities is having a huge impact on the ability of ourselves and partner artists and organisations to…
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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

Lottery Funded / Creative Scotland Creative Scotland The Robertson Trust Big Lottery Fund
Young Start Fund Social Investment Scotland Historic Environment Scotland Triodos Bank
The City of Edinburgh Council Gannochy Scotland's Social Enterprise Strategy  

 

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    Over the course of 2020 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.




  • How to get here


    Click/tap here to see buses that pass the Drill Hall, directions and building accessibility.

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

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  • Opening Hours


    Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

  • Association

    Learn more about the Green Arts Project OSCR charity number SC022812 CyberEssentials accredited  (certificate awarded Aug 2019)