North Edinburgh Arts offers local residents a place to relax, explore, learn, meet, share, volunteer and have fun in. Last year over 34,000 visits were made to the venue that ‘floats like a bright bubble behind the Muirhouse shopping centre‘ (STV Local). You can see our 19 highlights of 2019 here.
Over 30 hours of creative workshops are on offer each week, most with a family focus, alongside a wide range of other events to include exhibitions, dance shows, circus skills workshops, community theatre, poetry readings and film clubs. The venue is also home to Muirhouse Link Up and Tinderbox Orchestra who are working and connecting creatively with young people, families and adults living across the area.
Our award winning venue incorporates two studios, a 96 seat theatre, recording studio, gallery, offices and a café with children’s play area leading onto a large garden. NEA offers a safe, comfortable and creative space for people of all ages to develop within, in what can otherwise be a harsh physical and social environment.
Major grants from the Big Lottery Fund allowed us to create our own magic garden; a place to create, recycle, try out new ideas, grow, read, rest and play. Tying in with the major physical redevelopments happening in the square mile around the venue we aim to keep NEA at the centre of a happy, healthy, kind, creative, inspired and inspiring community.
As it says on the path to our door Art is: Breaking down barriers; transformation, growth; freedom of thought.
Open Monday to Friday all day, plus regular evenings and Saturday mornings for events and workshops.
NEA is a registered Scottish charity and is run by a small team working with freelance artists and managed by a Board of Directors.
Through partnership working and ongoing local and city consultation the award-winning centre, opened in 2002 acts as the cultural centre of the community, providing a safe, enjoyable and creative environment for people of all ages to relax and develop within.
Scottish Charity Number SC027700
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