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:

EPAD Board member required

EPAD is applying to be registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and wishes to appoint one trustee, ideally based in Edinburgh, who has a good understanding of the performing arts sector within the city.

The trustee should be able to commit to attend four Board meetings per year. These meetings will be held at a central Edinburgh location. In addition, we expect members of the Board of Trustees to attend related meetings and events, which can promote and develop EPAD’s reputation and relationships.

The role of trustee carries legal responsibilities including:

  • acting in the interests of the organisation;
  • acting with the care and diligence which it is reasonable to expect of a person who is managing the affairs of another person;
  • ensuring that the organisation complies with any direction, requirement, notice or duty imposed under or by virtue of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

The trustees will not receive any remuneration. However expenses incurred in carrying out Board duties will be fully reimbursed.

To apply please send a CV and a short letter outlining why you are interested in this role and what you will bring to the board to The deadline for applications is Friday 24 March at 1.00pm.