Jobs & opps

From full time roles to part time volunteer work, our jobs and opps pages highlight some of the industry’s most sought after positions- across multiple sectors, levels of experience and business structures. Look through them today and take the first step to a new start.


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Opp: The John Ruskin Prize 2017 - Call for Entries

The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George is pleased to announce the call for artists and makers open for The John Ruskin Prize 2017. The 2017 Prize invites artists, makers and craftspeople from across the UK to investigate the theme of the artist as a polymath; a multi-skilled master of many disciplines. Open to a range of interpretations and approaches, the theme is intended to lend itself to responses from artists and makers whose work embraces an inter-disciplinary approach.

Posted 11 days ago
By Ruskin Prize

Opp: Pitching Event

Deloitte are launching an exciting initiative for connecting start-ups: The Pitching Event Start-ups are invited to promote themselves at this innovative pitching event. The purpose is to connect people to the latest in the technology industry, and to support Scotland’s start-ups by providing them with access to high profile clients and investors.

Posted one month ago
By Deloitte

Opp: Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Are you planning to grow an organisation that helps people in need? Are you running or starting up a project to create social or environmental impact? We could support you through the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, run in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs, jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund. We’ll help you to grow your organisation for a year, by providing: - A learning programme -A grant of up to £10,000 -Mentoring -A community of people who run social and environmental projects

Posted 6 days ago
By Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland

Opp: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair [Call for applications]

Handmade in Britain are now accepting applications for their flagship craft event at Chelsea Old Town Hall. Handmade in Britain's Chelsea shows have become the top contemporary craft selling events for designer/makers in the UK. Individual makers working across the following disciplines are welcome to apply: ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.

Posted 3 months ago
By Handmade Britain

Opp: Handmade Edinburgh

Following the success of the launch in 2016, Handmade in Britain will return to Scotland for the second year of Handmade Edinburgh. Featuring the work of over 100 makers, all vetted by jury, Handmade Edinburgh embraces exhibitors from a wide range of disciplines from textiles, jewellery and glass, to woodwork, ceramics and more.

Posted 3 months ago
By Handmade in Britain

Opp: Film and animation competition

‘A Sense Of…’ is a free, global film and animation competition for children and young people aged up to 25 that launched on Monday 9th January 2017. Entrants are encouraged to create new films and animations around this year’s theme 'A Sense Of Hope'. They have until Friday 28th April to develop, shoot, and edit an original 90-second short from scratch.

Posted 3 months ago
By Elstree Film Design Ltd.

Opp: Landscape Artist of the Year 2017

This year’s Landscape Artist of the Year offers you the chance to win a £10,000 commission for a British institution’s permanent collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. Landscape Artist of The Year will film at stunning locations around the UK.

Posted 20 days ago
By Sky Arts

Opp: The Network

Earn one of the 60 places on The Network and you’ll spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical TV making skills from top programme makers, giving you a taster of what it’s really like to work in television. Mingle with the cream of the British TV industry and make loads of new contacts. You’ll also be paired with an industry mentor, and get access to exclusive alumni events and job placements.

Posted one month ago
By Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes

Opp: Micro Residency

The Micro Residency programme is a research and development opportunity for artists at any stage of their career. Designed to foster experimentation and innovation, the Micro Residencies allow the participants to engage in an intensive six week period of production, testing and investigation while living in the onsite apartments.

Posted one month ago
By Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Opp: Creative Communities Fund

Community groups from across Scotland that are led by refugees or that have a focus on working with refugees and asylum seekers can apply for up to £500 to participate in Refugee Festival Scotland. Groups can apply for funding to deliver an event or activity with their members and local public that will help to strengthen their connections, partnerships and networks with receiving communities.

Posted 20 days ago
By Refugee Festival Scotland

Opp: Media, Politics and Young People

2016 was a seismic year in politics. The poisonous and dishonest nature of the Brexit and US Presidential campaigns, as well as the outcomes, left most educationists bewildered. How can we as teachers promote respectful, rational and evidence-based dialogue when politicians and media gain support and audiences through the opposite? There is an urgent need for educators to consider such issues and AMES is delighted to welcome John Swinney, Secretary for Education and Skills, to deliver the keynote address. We are also hopeful that scriptwriter Paul Laverty (‘I, Daniel Blake’) will attend but this depends on his filmmaking commitments. Hence the morning programme is subject to change. The conference will feature workshops on politics and gender politics as represented in news media, documentary, feature film and graphic novel. Research evidence shows that the analysis and creation of film and media content is a key motivator and contributor to the development of literacy skills. So the conference also features workshops aimed at promoting literacy and creativity through media activities. AMES gratefully acknowledges the support of Scottish Film Education and Into Film.

Posted 11 days ago
By Association for Media Education in Scotland

Opp: Seeking the best of Edinburgh’s photography talent

This exciting opportunity to exhibit your work in an unusual setting and a very popular venue, is available to all Edinburgh based photographers – professional and aspiring. Everyone can submit their work as long as they are based in Edinburgh. There’s no theme and both colour and black and white entries are welcomed. Each candidate is invited to submit one series of up to 10 images loosely related to each other. This is a not-for-profit, artist-led initiative, utilizing the Café Voltaire space and we do not receive any grants from private or public institutions or individuals. While there is no cash price for the selected photographers, we offer an exciting and valuable experience for emerging artists; free online, offline and press promotion services; opportunity and facilitation of selling the prints free of charge; help with arrangement and promotion of each opening night event – also free of charge and with always free entry and discounted drink prices. We do require the successful photographers to print the images within their limits. The provisional date of the exhibition opening is 14th of May.

Posted 11 days ago
By Cabaret Voltaire

Deadline 30 April 2017

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Opp: New Partnership with DC Shorts & Discounts on Entry

We’re delighted to reveal that we have finalised the details on a new festival partnership with the USA’s largest dedicated short film festival on the US East coast, DC Shorts based in Washington! The partnership begins during our 2018 editions and will see the ESFF prepare a programme of some of our best short films for screening at DC Shorts in September 2018! We’re also reciprocating and DC Shorts will programme for our festival in Autumn of 2018. BUT THE BEST NEWS IS: We’ve also agreed to offer our entrants a 20% discount on submissions to the other festival and this offer is now open, so anyone submitting to this year’s ESFF will also get a 20% discount on submitting to DC Shorts! http://www.edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/

Posted 25 days ago
By Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Opp: Graphic Design Courses (InDesign & Illustrator)

At Stills we offer a wide range of high-quality, subsidised training in all areas of photography, digital media and design. Small classes mean that everyone gets individual attention and can enjoy a creative and informal hands-on learning environment. Stills’ tutors are highly trained professionals working in various fields of photography, digital media and lens-based arts.

Posted 4 months ago
By Stills Centre for Photography

Opp: Video Editing Courses

At Stills we offer a wide range of high-quality, subsidised training in all areas of photography, digital media and design. Small classes mean that everyone gets individual attention and can enjoy a creative and informal hands-on learning environment. Stills’ tutors are highly trained professionals working in various fields of photography, digital media and lens-based arts.

Posted 4 months ago
By Stills Centre for Photography

Opp: Print Futures Awards

The Print Futures Awards are grants of up to £1,500 to help people aged 18 to 30 years train for careers in printing, publishing, packaging and graphic arts or develop their existing roles in those sectors. People are eligible to apply for an Award if they are UK residents and intend or are studying for a printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts qualification; work in those sectors and want to undertake short courses to develop their workplace skills; are apprentices or studying for NVQs in print-related organisations

Posted 2 months ago
By Print Futures Awards

Opp: Open Call

The Architecture Fringe 2017 is open for project proposals to take place during July 2017. Initiated by a group of architects, photographers, engineers, landscape architects, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led open platform for new work and projects across the arts which explore architecture and how it makes a difference to our lives. The Architecture Fringe acts as a platform for self-initiated projects from practitioners in any field. For the Architecture Fringe 2017, a provocation entitled INFRA STRUCTURE has been issued, and projects can respond to a number of themes and threads within this framework.

Posted 2 months ago
By The Architecture Fringe

Opp: Call for Venues

Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the 2018 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist Commission, worth £15,000. The Award funds an artist or artists to undertake work with children and young people over approximately 10 weeks, and for the experience to inform an art commission accessible to the public. A further £2,250 will be made available to the host venue to cover expenses.

Posted 13 days ago
By ARMA

Opp: Call for Participants

The Voluntary Arts Festival is open to creative groups and organisations of all shapes and sizes. You could hold a taster session, open day, pop-up event or simply advertise your regular activity and make it welcoming to new people. Staging an event as part of the Voluntary Arts Festival is a great way to attract new members, raise your profile in local media, celebrate your achievements, and feel part of a nationwide event celebrating community-led, creative cultural activity.

Posted 2 months ago
By Voluntary Arts Scotland

Opp: Open Programme – Register your event

Anyone can get involved by organising an event for Refugee Festival Scotland. We encourage all kinds of activities - performances, films, club nights, discussions, gigs, exhibitions, workshops, food fayres, themed walks, sports days, quizzes and more.

Posted 20 days ago
By Refugee Festival Scotland

Opp: Test Unit2017: Occupying The Post Industrial City - Apply Now!

Like many cities, Glasgow has a wealth of vacant buildings and sites following industrial decline. As demand for space changes, we need to explore processes that are less capital intensive and quicker to respond to people and change. Test Unit aims to nurture a relationship between people and place through building capacity to initiate grass-roots projects and placing culture, people and education at the heart of regeneration. Over the last 5 years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the development of the Glasgow Canal area. We started Test Unit to activate these ideas and create live-learning opportunities through a week of collaborative work and events.

Posted 4 days ago
By Test Unit

Opp: Test Unit 2017: Occupying The Post Industrial City - Apply Now!

Like many cities, Glasgow has a wealth of vacant buildings and sites following industrial decline. As demand for space changes, we need to explore processes that are less capital intensive and quicker to respond to people and change. Test Unit aims to nurture a relationship between people and place through building capacity to initiate grass-roots projects and placing culture, people and education at the heart of regeneration. Over the last 5 years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the development of the Glasgow Canal area. We started Test Unit to activate these ideas and create live-learning opportunities through a week of collaborative work and events.

Posted 4 days ago
By Test Unit

Opp: EU Funding Information Day

Creative Scotland is running an EU Funding Information Day on Wednesday 10 May in Glasgow on funding opportunities open to creative and cultural organisations, and with a chance to network with other professionals interested in developing European and international projects and activity. The UK, including Scotland, is still fully eligible to apply for EU funding opportunities while we remain a member of the European Union, and this event aims to help develop a better understanding of the opportunities for creative and cultural organisations within these programmes.

Posted 11 days ago
By Creative Scotland

Opp: Preparing Applications - Tell your story well!

An intensive day for everyone who has to prepare and submit funding applications on behalf of cultural and community organisations. Participants are welcome to bring a current or proposed practical example to work on. Go from creative ideas, to project development, and confidence putting forward the application. Led by Donald Smith, a veteran of funding struggles and experienced communicator.

Posted 11 days ago
By Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland

Opp: TV Programming Call

Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. This TV Programming scheme supports European independent production companies to produce animation, creative documentary and drama projects that are primarily intended for television.

Posted 4 months ago
By Creative Europe MEDIA

Opp: Scottish Portrait Awards 2017

The Scottish Portrait Awards are open to anyone who was 17 years by 1 October 2016 and who was born in Scotland, is resident in Scotland or studying in Scotland.* The Scottish Portrait Award for Fine Art of £5,000 will be awarded for stunning portraits in any 2D or 3D medium. The Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award in Photography of £2,000, will be awarded to the most striking black and white photographic portrait.

Posted 2 months ago
By Scottish Portrait Gallery

Opp: Music Plus open for applications 2017 (14 -19)

Music Plus is a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre and supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and The Robertson Trust. The aim of the project is to offer you one to one experience with music industry professionals who will offer guidance, encouragement, skills and knowledge across a range of industry roles from performance to event promotion.

Posted one month ago
By Music Plus

Opp: Annuale 2017 - Open Submissions

Coordinated by Embassy Gallery, Annuale is a grassroots festival of contemporary visual art taking place in venues across Edinburgh and online. This year's incarnation will run from 23/06 to the 09/07. If you'd like to plan an exhibition in your living room, a talk in your local, an event on the meadows, a screening in your basement, a performance on the crags or ANYTHING else creative ANYWHERE in Edinburgh at ANYTIME between the specified dates - then we'd like to hear from you!

Posted 12 days ago
By Embassy Gallery

Opp: Open Call

13th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September 2017 Submissions will be considered for all areas of the programme including: Cinema screenings; Installations; Live events and performance

Posted one month ago
By Berwick Film & Media Festival

Opp: Call for Trainee Film Programmers

Every year XpoNorth puts out a call for short film submissions for the film showcase element of our leading creative industries festival. There is always an incredible response and XpoNorth have the difficult yet delightful task of curating a selection to showcase to delegates attending the festival that takes place in June in Inverness. For 2017's festival XpoNorth are seeking Trainee Film Programmers to contribute to the curation of the next film showcase. There will be a workshop to develop trainees' reviewing and curatorial programming skills, and how to write up a film for a showcase programme.

Posted 7 months ago
By XpoNorth

Opp: RSA Open Exhibition 2017

Call to Artists - enter online to the RSA Open Exhibition 2017! All artists will need to register and complete the online application process at www.royalscottishacademy.oess.uk Artists may submit up to TWO works no larger than 80 cm in any one direction (outer frame size) in any medium. A Registration and Handling Fee (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work: Students £6 per work / Artists £10 per work or £18 for two works. In line with other exhibiting societies please note there will also be a £10 administration fee for any works hung in the exhibition payable on Hand-In days. Any works not included in the final selection will be refunded this admin fee.

Posted 7 days ago
By Royal Scottish Academy

Opp: Adopt a Composer scheme

Adopt a Composer pairs amateur choirs, orchestras, and ensembles with a composer for one year. The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to premiere. The group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) and are usually written to work around your existing repertoire and schedule. Adopt a Composer is funded by PRS for Music Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Trust and run by Making Music, in association with Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.

Posted 20 days ago
By Making Music

Opp: Edinburgh Short Film Festival - Open Call

Call for Entries

Posted 3 months ago
By Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Opp: The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund

As part of the ‘ScotRail in the Community’ initiative, a £40,000 annual Cultural and Arts Fund will enable communities to flourish. The ScotRail Foundation can provide grants of between £500 and £5,000 for the 2016 deadlines and up to £2,000 maximum award in 2017. Applicants requesting over £2,000 will be required to demonstrate significant contribution to local needs as well as the programme priorities.

Posted 4 months ago
By The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund

Opp: Call for Entries

Coburg House Gallery is now looking for proposals for exhibitions for 2017. It is a professional exhibition space ,with frontage on to Coburg Street in Leith. Suitable for established and new artists , solo and group shows, the rent for the space is set at a very affordable rate and provides a venue where artists can show their work and experience the processes involved in organizing an exhibition . Also available for one or two day events /meetings. For terms and conditions, floor plan and photos contact David Schofield on the email below.

Posted 3 months ago
By Coburg House Studios and Gallery

Opp: Open Event Fund

EventScotland is now inviting the events and festivals sector across Scotland to apply for support through its Year of Young People 2018 Open Event Fund. The Year of Young People 2018 Open Event Fund has been designed to support proposals that will provide an events programme created especially for 2018. Through this funding opportunity, EventScotland is seeking exciting proposals from both new and existing events taking place in Scotland during 2018, that will capture the imagination, resonate strongly with the objectives for the year and provide strong opportunities for celebration, engagement and high levels of participation.

Posted one month ago
By Year of Young People 2018

Opp: Exhibition Space

ARTISTS and PHOTOGRAPHERS! We are putting together an exhibition program to showcase local artists in our beautiful Georgian townhouse. The space is free to use, with a reasonable commission taken on sales. We will be hosting opening evenings and promoting the exhibitions by inviting corporate clients to use the space for client networking events so you will have a great opportunity to showcase and sell your work. Contact Jenny for more info.

Posted 18 days ago
By Hill Street Design House

Opp: Lighting, Sound, Technical and Production Training

The Edinburgh Lighting and Sound School offers the opportunity to spend nine months studying entertainment lighting, sound, and production skills in the City of Edinburgh. We offer up to 15 places a year for committed and enthusiastic arts and humanities graduates and others who wish to develop a career in technical arts for performance. Studying with us is intensive and vocational. The programme has been created to equip students with the technical skills and working cultural knowledge for a career in the entertainment industry. The programme is delivered by a dedicated team of practising professionals with many decades of experience between them. Visiting lecturers from the fields of theatre, film and events complement the core teaching, as well as frequent venue site visits to explore techniques and technologies. We have an extensive placement programme which serves to enhance industry involvement.

Posted 11 days ago
By Edinburgh Lighting and Sound School

Opp: Intensive Professional Actor Training Course

The Edinburgh Conservatoire are currently accepting applications for October 2017 entry with auditions taking place from March 2017 onwards. The Edinburgh Conservatoire offers the opportunity to spend one year studying professional acting skills with industry experts in the City of Edinburgh. We offer up to 20 places a year for dedicated arts and humanities graduates, actors and theatre practitioners who wish to develop a career in theatre, acting and performance. This course explores theatre and acting skills from classical theatre through to contemporary theatre and new writing as well as stage combat skills and period dance for stage offering the opportunity to study with the best industry professionals who are actively involved in the theatre industry. The programme is intensive and vocational and has been carefully created to equip students with the varied skills in order to work professionally within the acting and entertainment industry. The course assessments include scene work, devising, voice, physical theatre as well as a final showcase and theatre performance in the Edinburgh festival.

Posted 11 days ago
By The Edinburgh Conservatoire

Opp: Hit the Road open for applications

Hit The Road is looking for young performers across Scotland. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 19, living in Scotland and want to take your music out into the real world, we can help. Acts of all genres will be taken through a process of training and rehearsing before it’s time to Hit The Road!

Posted 20 days ago
By Hit the Road

Opp: Critical & Professional Development Course

>> 7th September 2017 - 24th January 2018 << The Critical and Professional Development (CPD) Course enables students to develop a strategy for succeeding as an artist today whilst also developing a consistent and rigorous studio practice. The course combines teaching professional practice with practical workshops on drawing and painting. CPD offers highly practical advice on pursuing professional opportunities in visual art as a sustainable career and enables students to build a tool-kit of resources to allow them to promote their work.

Posted 11 days ago
By Leith School of Art

Opp: Call For Entries

Health for Life arts is pleased to announce a call for entries for their exhibition which will take place at Health for Life, 56 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DP from Wednesday 19th October 2016, 5:00-7:00pm until Thursday 1st November 2016 with option for purchase. The evening event will coincide with the 12th Birthday Celebration of Health for Life Spinal Wellness Centre, and will also feature live music accompaniment and sparkling drinks.

Posted 7 months ago
By Health For Life Arts

Opp: ‘Shared Vision – Your Decision’? Funding Opportunity

Over the past few months Police in Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council have been working in partnership with representatives from the City's Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities to deliver this funding opportunity. We are inviting you to apply for funding to deliver projects which will help create a city free from Islamophobia. Individuals and groups, supported by a charity or organisation, as well as charities and organisations themselves, can submit an application to receive up to £5,000 worth of funding per project.

Posted 5 months ago
By Edinburgh Council

Deadline 31 December 2017

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Opp: Scottish Enterprise Research Service

Scottish Enterprise Service provides free desk-based research for any company in the Digital & Technology and Engineering & Manufacturing sectors working with Scottish Enterprise. Offering free and up-to date business intelligence help you grow your business domestically and internationally. Scottish Development International is a joint venture between Scottish Government and its economic development agencies, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Posted 18 days ago
By Scottish Development International