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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.

December News

Out of the Blue have been running popular Arts Markets since we were able to open the big blue Drill Hall doors to the public in 2004. Over the years our Arts Markets have enabled many thousands of people to buy a huge range of top quality arts and crafts direct from hundreds of makers. Our two Christmas Arts Markets on the Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th December will feature the innovative work of over 100 artists over the two dates. 

The licensed Drill Hall cafe will be open, serving…
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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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    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

  • Covid-19 restrictions

    The Out of the Blue Drill Hall is open for appropriately social distanced and much needed conviviality and activity.

    We are now bringing back events, classes, workshops, and exhibitions in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

  • Cafe Opening Hours

    Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Xmas Opening Hours
    The Drill Hall cafe will be closed on Wednesday 22nd December and reopens on Wednesday 5th January.

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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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    Green Arts Project logo OSCR logo with charity number SC022812