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 – http://www.creativescotland.com/

Central Station – emerging artists and designers site – http://thisiscentralstation.com/

New exhibitions http://www.newexhibitions.com (for art exhibitions/talks all around the country)

AN – very informative website, lots of professional development assistance, practical assistance and opportunities – http://www.a-n.co.uk

Cultural Enterprise Office http://www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk/

AXIS online artists directory http://www.axisweb.org/

Scottish Artists Union http://www.sau.org.uk – also ‘like’ the Facebook Page

ecoartscotland – subscribe for posts – http://ecoartscotland.net

International

e-flux – international visual arts news and opportunities http://www.e-flux.com also check out their Art&Education list http://www.artandeducation.net/

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)

http://www.collectivegallery.net/ (also see below in relation to opportunities)

Embassy Gallery – http://www.embassygallery.org

http://blog.theforest.org.uk/

http://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/

http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/inverleith-house

http://www.inglebygallery.com/

https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/introduction-118

http://www.mediascot.org/

The Royal Scottish Academy on the Mound regularly shows emerging artists. http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/

Sleeper – http://www.sleeper1.com/ gallery in the basement of Reiach and Hall Architects

http://www.stills.org/ photography gallery regularly showing emerging artists

Summerhall – http://www.summerhall.co.uk

http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/museums-galleries/talbot-rice

Glasgow

Lighthouse national centre of architecture and design http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/

Streetlevel photography gallery regularly showing emerging artists http://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/

Transmission – artist led organisation regularly showing emerging artists http://transmissionarts.org/

Common Guild – established and international artists http://www.thecommonguild.org.uk/

Modern Institute http://www.themoderninstitute.com

Residencies

RESARTISTS http://www.resartis.org/en/
WOOLOO http://www.wooloo.org

General

GRID art map: http://g.gridartmap.com

Festivals

Edinburgh Art Festival http://www.edinburghartfestival.com/

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts http://glasgowinternational.org/

Streetland http://www.streetland.net/

Cupar Arts Festival http://cupararts.org.uk/

Pittenweem Arts Festival http://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk/

Key Opportunities:

The Collective Satellite Programme http://www.collectivegallery.net/ 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 isla@lux.org.uk http://lux.org.uk/education/introduction
Royal Scottish Academy Awards

All awards here http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/pages/scholarships_awards.asp

Two key ones here:
THE RSA MORTON AWARD (£5,000)

For artists working in lens-based media. Artists must have been born, studied or an now living/working in Scotland
THE RSA BARNS GRAHAM TRAVEL AWARD (£2,000)

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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