“Through the EP Spaces initiative our organisation has a space to organise and create our work in the community.” – EP Spaces Member
EP Spaces is Edinburgh Printmakers' national network of affordable meanwhile spaces for artists and creative communities. We work with landlords across Scotland, bringing disused shops, offices, and retail units back to life with new purpose and vitality and creating buzzing creative spaces in the heart of towns and cities that can have limited workspaces for creative people.
EP Spaces currently has properties operating in:
Aberdeen, Dundee, Dumfries, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Lanarkshire, Kilmarnock, and Paisley
We have available spaces in:
Glenrothes, Lanarkshire (Blantyre - Motherwell - Uddingston), Livingston, Aberdeen and Dundee.
We invite artists, creative industries practitioners, collectives, performers, local festival partners, and arts/wellbeing charities to propose creative uses for our spaces, which are used as private and visible studios, rehearsal spaces, workshops, meeting spaces, residency studios, storage spaces, and research bases. EP Spaces are places where people meet, practice, collaborate, and produce.
EP Spaces contributes to the retention of arts graduates in the cities like Aberdeen, supporting the pipeline of talent and emerging creative businesses. It is generating networking, co-creating and creative bonding between members.
"There isn't a space like this in Aberdeen. I struggled to work in my last space due to it being so small and extremely expensive" – EP Spaces Member
We welcome creative people and groups from any background including new graduates, charities, organisations/ collectives and art festivals looking for extremely low-cost space. EP Spaces was set up to support local communities, animating and transforming each location into a creative hub.
- £50 per month admin fee
- £10 annual EP Spaces membership
- PPL insurance (this can be purchased via a-n membership for just £38 per year, also via Scottish Artists Union membership for £60/£36 per year)
- Minimum usage agreement of 1 month
All spaces are temporary and are self-managed and vary from site to site in terms of available amenities. Lighting, electricity, running water, kitchen and toilet facilities are available in many of our spaces, and reasonable usage is included in the cost. Commercial activity may be limited in some locations.
EP Spaces sites are entirely self-managed, and therefore studio holders are personally responsible for health and safety, and risk assessments in their own space. Studio holders are responsible for familiarising themselves with evolving government guidelines/new legislation relating to Covid-19, and for implementing any additional risk assessments/health and safety measures in their space as a result.
To arrange a viewing in any of our locations or to request to be put on a waiting list for your area, please fill in this form: