Monthly Archives: December 2014

Funding opportunities | Third-sector and charities

The OneCity Trust is pleased to announce that its main grant programme is now open for applications. Registered charities and constituted groups based in Edinburgh and working in the city with an annual income of less than £200,000 are invited to apply for funding for social inclusion projects meeting one or more of the priorities of:




£40,000 is available to be given out in grants of £5,000 to £10,000.


For further information, and an easy to complete application form, please see the OneCity Trust website under “apply for a grant”.

Application Deadline: 30 January 2015

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Generous funding opportunities | Creative Scotland

Creative Place Awards 2015

Launched in 2012, the Creative Place Awards recognise communities where people work together to celebrate and promote their town, village or area through the arts and culture – enabling them to build on their strengths and to try new things. We encourage applications from cultural organisations, community groups and local authorities to represent their village, town or community and to bid for an award. You can apply for an award of either: £50k, £100k, or £125k. The level you apply for will depend on which category most suits your size of population, current levels of activity, the scale of your planned activities and your capacity to deliver.


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Funding opportunity | Artists and Craft Makers

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The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Creative Scotland is pleased to announce the next round of the Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards and the Edinburgh Emerging Artists Bursaries Scheme. These schemes have been established to address current gaps in resources available to individual artists/makers.


The schemes are open to makers/visual artists of all ages and at any stage of their career, but must be outwith full time education.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate a level of commitment to their practice and have achieved a body of work out with formal education. Applicants must be Edinburgh based.

The Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards Scheme

The Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award scheme aims to support Edinburgh-based visual arts and craft practitioners through grants towards the development of their practice through new work and research.

 Awards of between £500 and £1500 are available. 



Emerging Artists – Bursaries Scheme

The Bursary programme will support up to 2 successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months.

The programme will be tailored to the individual artist/maker and will include mentoring which may lead to the development of skills/training, creation of new work, presenting and marketing work.

The successful applicant will be awarded £1,500 as a bursary with a further budget available for any identified additional support that may be needed.


The application deadline for both schemes is Friday, 23 January 2015.


For further information and application pack contact:

Jo Navarro
Tel: 0131 529 6716


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Desire Lines | Edinburgh’s cultural community under review

As the Council is preparing a new cultural policy, Desire Lines is surveying thoughts and opinions from working artists and makers likely to be affected by, and hopefully benefit from, the changes.
Tania Czajka attended the first meeting and found it “busy, lively and interesting” and thought it would be of interest to our St MH community of artists. The aim is to circulate ideas and to assess and improve Edinburgh cultural life.


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The Thrive Archive | Live art project

A special event will be taking place in Gallery 1 of St Margaret’s in early January.  Combining a musical performance by the Edinburgh Youth Gathering Band, projections from Mettje Hunneman and contributed artworks as part of curator and artist Jan Bee Brown‘s The Thrive Archive.

All will be made welcome on Sunday 4 January – so come along, get involved and contribute your own ideas about home, family and community to this heart-warming project.


Order tickets via Eventbrite.

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Christmas performance | Discover 21

Xmas and JoyAre you in need of an antidote to panto? Join us for some Christmas tragedy!

Down to their last penny, once-successful sisters Rosemary and Violet prepare for the festive season in their dingy basement home. Trapped by their poverty and their past, Rosemary is beginning to fear the steps she might have to take to protect her beloved sister from the world outside…

Comfort & Joy
Written by Jen McGregor
Directed by Dave McFarlane
Starring Debbie Cannon and Angela Milton

This is a development run, open to D21 members and their guests. Tickets are free for existing members, and guests can be signed in for £1. If you need your spirits raised afterwards, stay for mulled wine and mince pies!

Dates: 18th and 19th December
Time: Doors open at 7.30, show starts at 8pm.
Running time: 50 minutes (approx)
Price: Free for D21 Club members, £1 for guests.

Email to book!

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Discover 21 release details of new Collider event

colliderResident theatre company Discover 21 have released details of their latest Collider event.  It comes after two successful previous events of its kind – now is your chance to make yourself noticed by a production company that is going from strength to strength.  Collider #3 will be taking place in the new year.


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