Monthly Archives: March 2016

Funding opportunity | Action Earth Scotland Funds

Run in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, any group of volunteers can apply for Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands or community gardens.

Local Nature Reserve grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) such as wildlife recording or protecting and enhancing biodiversity.

If you need inspiration for projects, have a look at our Action Earth Ideas and Links page.

Categories: News


Donation of art materials wanted!


Collection points Edinburgh wide now open. St Margaret’s House has a donation box located in the Ground Floor lobby. Every little helps – your donation will support Art in Healthcare to undertake its charitable work.

Art materials jumble sale to be held Sat 2 April.

More info about drop off points, etc. at


Categories: Community News


Local Event | Meet the Funders May 2016

Thursday 12 May 2016
5.00pm to 8pm

City of Edinburgh Council HQ Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh EH8 8BG

Meet the Funders is a free public marketplace event providing access to funding information for community projects. It is an opportunity for groups to discuss their ideas with potential funders and collect a range of information about possible sources of grant aid. No need to book – just drop in. more

Categories: Community News, News Featured


Invitation | Geri Loup Nolan: Developmental Residency

Friday 25th March 12-5pm
Saturday 26th March 12-5pm

Geri Loup Nolan has been working Gallery 2, St Margaret’s House, exploring, experimenting and developing ideas for new work.


Doors will be open at the above times, and you are invited to come see how things have been going. Geri may still be working and reworking in the space, but feel free to chat to her about the work if you would like to.


This residency is kindly supported by Edinburgh Palette.


Categories: Community News, Events & Exhibitions, Exhibition, News


R-Tapp visual arts app launching

R-Tapp, publishing listings and news for art exhibitions, music gigs/concerts, theatre, festivals, open studio events and more across Scotland has gone live. Take look at R-Tapps presentation video on the following web page.

R-Tapp will be holding a launch party at Edinburgh Palette in the coming months at a date to be announced soon, but don’t wait until then before you…

…Showcase your art on R-Tapp for free!

R-Tapp includes two sections ‘Artists directory’ and Featured artists’. You, the practitioners in visual arts and crafts, theatre, film, music and comedy, are invited to submit a biography and, where applicable, information on new projects, exhibitions and gigs.

Submission of information is quick and hassle-free via the online forms on our website and costs nothing

Get on our ‘Artists directory’

Fill in and submit our online ‘Artist directory form’ and your information will be published on R-Tapp’s ‘Artist directory’ section – your showcase directly accessible to R-Tapp users on their Apple and Android smartphones. more

Categories: Community News


Opportunity | Artist in Residence Schools

Lorna Macdonald who is the Principal Officer for Creative Learning at City of Edinburgh Council has an exciting opportunity for an Artist in Residence at Craigmount High School in Corstorphine.


The idea is that an artist would be given a placement as an Artist in Residence at the School for at least 6 weeks. Craigmount is very open and flexible as to the amount of time for the more

Categories: Community News, News Featured


Opportunity | Sky Artist of the Year 2016

With the deadlines for both competition’s fast approaching, we wanted to let you know that entries for this year’s Portrait Artist of the Year close on FRIDAY 1ST APRIL.

Please remember you must submit a self-portrait produced within the last five years, at least one additional painting and a passport style photograph of yourself. The additional picture can be a portrait, but could equally be a still life, abstract or landscape. more

Categories: Community News


Discounted car rental for Edinburgh Palette tenants

City Car Club is now offering the tenants of St. Margaret’s House a discounted annual membership of £20.00 and a £20.00 driving credit. As a business member you will have 24/7 access to more than 150 pay-as-you-drive cars and vans in prime locations across Edinburgh with a car conveniently located  just across the road in Parsons Green Terrace. more

Categories: Community News, News


Opportunity | Fashion show organizer wanted

Greater Grassmarket BID is looking for someone to join our event team to organise a fashion show as part of a Vintage Weekend event taking place on the weekend of 30th April –  1st May.

We are looking for the right person to organise and program an outdoor fashion show displaying outfits from local shops.  We envisage this being a humble show lasting between 10 – 20 minutes using semi-professional or volunteer models. more

Categories: Community News, News


The Wonderful World of Lapin

A children’s show by Tania / Le Petit Monde
From 6th to 14th April

Tania has just arrived from Paris for a very special occasion: the world’s Tastiest Carrot Competition! In her trunk, she carries her very own garden, from which a whole world is revealed… A world of Tania’s animal friends, each of them desperate for a taste of her prize carrot… The wonderful world of Lapin!”


Categories: Community News, Featured, News, News Featured