EPAD December Support Surgeries

EPAD Support Surgeries – Tuesday 11 December

Our final EPAD Support Surgeries of 2018 will be at the Festival Theatre on the morning of Tuesday 11th December.  This is an opportunity to ask for advice or information about a project or a development in your practice.  We will support you by connecting you to someone else in Edinburgh with relevant expertise or experience to share.

There are just 3 spaces available and you can read more and book a slot here.

Networking at Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival, 1st December

Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival / EPAD Networking Event – Saturday 1 December 

The brand new Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival (EMSF) will soon be upon us, and we are very excited to be partnering with Theatre Sans Accents and Assembly Roxy to host an informal breakfast gathering to celebrate the diversity of Edinburgh’s creative community.

Please join us on Saturday 1st December between 9.30am and 11am in the Snug Bar at the Roxy to meet some new faces and connect with existing peers and colleagues.  The morning will include an opportunity to hear more about the Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival; how EPAD is supporting independent performing artists in Edinburgh; and Assembly Roxy’s plans to support artists throughout the year.

This event is free and you can book your place here.  Following the breakfast there is day of events and performances which you can enjoy across the venue for just £4.00.

What a great way to start your December…

November Support Surgeries

EPAD Support Surgeries – Tuesday 13th November

Our next EPAD Support Surgeries are on 13 November at the Festival Theatre. This is your opportunity to ask for advice or information about a project or a development in your practice.  We will support you by connecting you to someone else in Edinburgh with relevant expertise or experience to share. You can read more and book a slot here.

If you need a contribution towards your costs as a carer to enable you to attend, please let us know you when you sign up or email us at projects@masonbone.co.uk

Co-working day – 14th November

EPAD Co-working day – Wednesday 14th November

If you usually work alone, or could do with a change of scene, then come and work in the company of others at the Festival Theatre.  We provide lunch, and refreshments throughout the day.  You bring your laptop, a funding application, some admin or maybe that piece of work you have been putting off…  You can find out more and book a place here.

Advice on setting up a company

Constitute:  What is the best status for my company?

Thinking of setting up as a formal entity but not sure what options are available or suitable?  Then this is the session for you.

We get many requests for advice about whether or not an artist or project should set up as a company, and if so – which option to chose.  We’ve been working on putting together a training seminar to address this question, and are delighted to have partnered with the Cultural Enterprise Office to run an afternoon session which will talk through your options and give you a chance to hear how these work for people in your situation.  You can find out more and book a place here.

Summerhall Space call-out – deadline 3rd October

Summerhall Space offers artists in-kind space to develop new work.  Summerhall is now inviting applications for two Space development weeks in Autumn 2018.  Two companies, artists or groups of artists will receive free rehearsal or development space for one week (Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm) in a lecture theatre space at Summerhall.

More information is available here.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 3 October.

City of Edinburgh Council’s Culture Project Fund – deadline 10th October

The City of Edinburgh Council has partnered with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to stimulate and support artistic and cultural projects that benefit Edinburgh and those who live in and visit the city.

The aim of this fund in 2018/19 is to support artist-led projects in Edinburgh that extend the reach of arts and cultural engagement and help overcome barriers to access, whether they are geographic, financial, social or other.

They invite proposals for new ways of working, and projects can take various forms, including:

  • participatory activity and workshops;
  • exhibitions or performances in new spaces across the city;
  • collaborative projects between artists and communities;
  • any other activity which demonstrably meets the purpose of the scheme.

The fund will award grants of up to £5,000 (£10,000 in exceptional circumstances) to organisations undertaking activity in Edinburgh.

The deadline for applications is 10th October 2018.

To request an application pack please email: culturaldevelopment@edinburgh.gov.uk

September Co-working Day

Another opportunity to join your colleagues in a shared space and to get away from the distractions of working from home or in a cafe. Come to the comfortable and warm space of the Festival Theatre and enjoy focussing on your own projects in a supportive environment. We will provide the refreshments!
To find out more and book a space go here.

September Support Surgeries

There are just a couple of places left at the EPAD Support Surgeries on 27th September. This is a great opportunity for Edinburgh-based performing artists and producers to be connected with an experienced peer or colleague who can offer advice around moving forward with your project or practice. More details and to book here.