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We have recently agreed with the City of Edinburgh Council to take on a vacant industrial unit in Granton Waterfront which is to be transformed into a vibrant creative and community hub.

You can read the full article here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13305/council-supports-new-creative-and-community-hub-for-granton-waterfront

We are super excited to begin work on this new project!

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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards – VACMA: Edinburgh 2021/22

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Creative Scotland, offer funding opportunities to Visual Artists /Craft Makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and are living or working or maintaining a studio space within Edinburgh.

Funds Available

In place of the usual VACMA awards, this year fixed bursaries are available in recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers. The scheme acknowledges the limitations placed on individual practices and the opportunities that are currently available. The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries and you should apply for the one that best suits your situation.

• Artist/Maker Bursaries of £750

• Early Career Bursaries of £500 (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2016 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years)

The Application Form, VACMA Guidance and the Equalities Monitoring Form are available to download at VACMA EDINBURGH

Visit Creative Scotland VACMA for helpful tips on applying.

For further details or an informal chat about applying to VACMA: Edinburgh contact Jo Navarro, Cultural Development Officer, Tel No: 0131 529 6716 or email: Jo.Navarro@edinburgh.gov.uk 

Deadlines: 

Round 1 – Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 5pm

Round 2 – Tuesday, 01 February 2022, 5pm

 

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Porty Travel Survey

The way we travel is just one thing that needs to change over the next 5 to 10 years if we are to do our bit for climate change and to make Portobello a better place. It is important to find out what our community needs and how it feels. So ideally we want to bring this to the attention of everyone in Porty!

The survey is online (from the links below) and takes only 5 to 10 minutes. We should be delighted if you would complete this! Please pass on to any family and friends in Portobello asking them also to complete it.

Residents Survey: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/0ffzygnw

Local Business Survey: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/SMElgcMI

Closing Date: 1st October 2021

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Our Precious and Precarious World Open Call for Art

Climate change is an issue that effects everyone, so it’s important that it represents the voices of everyone in the Edinburgh community. We’re encouraging any kind of submission, from any kind of artist, experienced or not. All ages are welcome too. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital art, collages, calligraphy or photographs would all be gratefully accepted, as well as anything else that you might like to create. We would love to exhibit artworks from as many different people as possible to represent our wonderfully diverse community in Edinburgh and their opinions on climate change. Your contributions would be enthusiastically appreciated.

Drawings, paintings, photographs, collage, textiles, fibre arts, recycled material, digital images, sculpture, all are welcome. EVERYONE, experienced or not, is invited to submit work.

You might think about: Climate change, Pollution, Recycling and The beauty and fragility of nature.

The exhibition is organised by the Together Trust Eco Group
Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th October, 12 – 5pm

St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EP

Guidelines:

  • Up to three (3) works per artist
  • Unframed work: maximum size A3 (landscape or portrait)
  • Framed work: maximum size 45cm x 35 cm (landscape or portrait)
  • Sculpture: maximum size of base 50cm x 50cm (free standing)

All works should be handed in to St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road, between October 14th and October 23th from 11 am to 2 pm

Please plan to collect your work on Sunday 31st Oct 12 noon to 3 pm or Monday 1st Nov from 11 am to 2 pm

Please attach the following information to identify your work: title of work, name of artist, medium, a description (max 30 words) that will go on the label and contact details.

Please register this information
by 1st October at www.togetheredinburgh.org.uk/art or contact: Martin Pearce, martin.j.pearce@blueyonder.co.uk phone 07913 625 394

No work will be for sale at the exhibition, but artists may include the address of their web-site or similar on the label if desired.

We will endeavour to take care of your work, but please be aware that exhibits are loaned at owner’s risk and will not be insured.

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Lost Key

A studio key was found in the car park on 01/09/2021. If you have recently lost your key, please pop up to the 3rd floor office.

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Your Business, Your Way

Sometimes having your own business is a lonely game. In January, feeling this personally, I set up The Soul Traders Club aimed at female entrepreneurs who want to build lives and businesses that work for them. When you are clear on your vision for your life, you can then start to take action to move you towards that.

Feedback from the Founder Members has been very positive, and in response to this, I’ve built an 8-week group coaching course that will start on Monday 20th September with coaching sessions over Zoom every Monday 9.30-10.30am. The course content will include exploring your values, your unique strengths, your vision for your life, mindset, building positive habits, confidence and money mindset. Building a successful business requires the belief you can do it and the tenacity to work towards that.

If you would like to learn more or to sign up for the free taster session on Monday 6th September 2021, please go to www.lynray.co.uk/the-soul-traders-club

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You’re invited to the All Aboard Boat Launch

People Know How and Polwarth Church are delighted to invite you to the launch of the All Aboard canal boat at 2-4pm on 25 September! The launch event invites you on board the new boat and offers many opportunities to get involved – from volunteering as a crew member or helmsman, to providing support through art, music, culture, meditation or any other ideas you might have!

Register to come along to the launch at https://all-aboard-boat-launch.eventbrite.co.uk

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Vote for People Know How in the Scottish Charity Awards

People Know How has been selected as a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards and are now collecting votes for the People’s Choice Award. The charity are finalists in the Digital Citizens category, in recognition of the work they’ve done over the last year to provide devices, digital skills and connectivity to thousands of people across Edinburgh and East Lothian during the pandemic. While a judging panel will determine the winners under the nine distinct categories, members of the public can have their say by voting for their favourite overall entry in the People’s Choice Award!

Vote for People Know How here: https://scvo.scot/scottish-charity-awards/finalists-2021/digital-citizens/people-know-how

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Free Items

Large office knee-hole desk: light grey metal frame with wood-effect top (mid-oak colouring) and cream back:  L. 145 cms, D. 75 cms., H.71 cms; L.H. 3 drawers; R.H. 2 drawers, incl. a deep, fitted drawer for hanging files. Excellent condition.

Light coloured open-front office storage unit, with sliding-out computer shelf and two other shelves. L. 64cms, D.48 cms. H. 80.5cms. On casters.  Excellent condition.

Free delivery by arrangement.

Contact Alison: alisonrobertson88@gmail.com

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