Useful Contacts

USEFUL CONTACTS ETC. (after French & Mottershead)

e-lists – Scottish

Creative Scotland both the news and opportunities – national arts, film and creative industries development agency –

Central Station – emerging artists and designers site –

New exhibitions (for art exhibitions/talks all around the country)

AN – very informative website, lots of professional development assistance, practical assistance and opportunities –

Cultural Enterprise Office

AXIS online artists directory

Scottish Artists Union – also ‘like’ the Facebook Page

ecoartscotland – subscribe for posts –


e-flux – international visual arts news and opportunities also check out their Art&Education list

Get on mailing lists

Post – phone up galleries, theatres, arts centres, etc and get them to send you their flyers and brochures. Find out what’s going on and also to see what kind of work they put on and so find venues that might be interested in putting on your work.

Email – get on their e-mailing lists too,

Edinburgh Galleries and Orgs  (Festivals listed separately below) (also see below in relation to opportunities)

Embassy Gallery –

The Royal Scottish Academy on the Mound regularly shows emerging artists.

Sleeper – gallery in the basement of Reiach and Hall Architects photography gallery regularly showing emerging artists

Summerhall –


Lighthouse national centre of architecture and design

Streetlevel photography gallery regularly showing emerging artists

Transmission – artist led organisation regularly showing emerging artists

Common Guild – established and international artists

Modern Institute




GRID art map:


Edinburgh Art Festival

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts


Cupar Arts Festival

Pittenweem Arts Festival

Key Opportunities:

The Collective Satellite Programme annual programme for emerging artists
LUX explores ideas around artists’ moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education, and research…has a Scottish programme contact
Royal Scottish Academy Awards

All awards here

Two key ones here:

For artists working in lens-based media. Artists must have been born, studied or an now living/working in Scotland

A travel and research opportunity for painters, printmakers and sculptors who are graduating in 2014 or are current postgraduates from one of the main art schools in Scotland.

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