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Galleries, Workshops and Organisations

An Lanntair A changing programme of contemporary exhibitions across all the art forms
Highland Print Studio The aim of Highland Print Studio is to promote visual art in the Highlands through their studio facilities and education programme.
Centre for Contemporary Arts The Centre for Contemporary Arts presents contemporary visual art, performance, film, music, spoken word, club nights and more.
City Art Centre, Edinburgh With six exhibition galleries, the City Art Centre is both home of the City's collection of Scottish Art, and one the UK's leading temporary exhibition spaces.
Changing Room Gallery, Stirling A gallery showing new and engaging work by local, national and international artists

Collective Gallery

An artist-based organisation promoting emerging  and less-established artists

Cupar Arts


Fife-based organisation responsible for Cupar Arts Festival, a bi-annual curated programme of visual art. Also involved in various national and international projects.

Fife Contemporary Art and Craft

An agency supporting artists and audiences in Fife
Dundee Contemporary Arts A centre for contemporary art and film
Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop and Gallery A workshop with a programme of exhibitions which concentrate on printmaking
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop supports emerging and established artists and seeks to promote sculpture and contemporary artistic practice to diverse audiences.
Fruitmarket Gallery A gallery showing a progressive and challenging programme of national and international art
Glasgow Print Studio A programme of exhibitions of painting, sculpture and printmaking by local, national and international artists
Glasgow Sculpture Studios Glasgow Sculpture Studios exists to promote the development of sculpture and to help artists develop a professional and sustainable career.
Inverleith House, Edinburgh Inverleith House is run by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and houses an innovative programme of temporary exhibitions.
The Modern Institute The Modern Institute is a contemporary art gallery in Glasgow.
New Media Scotland New Media Scotland is an agency enabling arts activity shaped by new technologies.
Peacock Visual Arts A centre for the promotion of and all aspects of visual media. Based in Aberdeen.
Pier Arts Centre Based in Stromness, Orkney, the Pier Arts Centre has a regular and lively programme of temporary exhibitions.
Scottish Sculpture Workshop SSW  is an international residency centre based in rural North East Scotland.
Stills Gallery Edinburgh’s specialist photographic centre, STILLS is one of Scotland’s leading centres for research, production and exhibition of contemporary art.
Street Level Photoworks Street Level Photoworks aims to support and encourage contemporary photography and lens-based media in Scotland by exhibiting work and running educational programmes and training courses.
Talbot Rice Gallery The Gallery promotes knowledge, understanding and new ideas, realised through thematic exhibitions, events and publications.
Taigh Chearsabhagh With an emphasis on community involvement and excellence in the arts, the centre contains two galleries, museum, arts workshop, shop and café.
Transmission Gallery Transmission provides a place where artists can meet, talk and exhibit along with local and international peers and influences.
Travelling Gallery The Travelling Gallery is a unique self-contained mobile art gallery which takes contemporary art exhibitions to communities throughout Scotland.
WASPS One of the UK's leading studio providers, Wasps provides a network of 16 studio buildings from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Isles.

Festivals and Art Fairs

Frieze Art Fair London-based art fair organised by Frieze Magazine
Glasgow Art Fair Glasgow Art Fair has established itself as the place to view, buy and sell art in Scotland.
Buy Art Fair Art fair in the North of England for galleries and professional artists
-scope London For young contemporary galleries and curators showing young and emerging artists

Unions, Bodies and Associations

Art in Partnership Scotland's leading public art commissions agency
Arts Council Collection The Arts Council Collection was formed in 1946 with the purpose of lending art to museums and works from the collection can now be viewed online. Over 7,500 works from the council's collection are on display on their new website.
Axis  Axis provides a national database and information of contemporary artists working in the UK.
engage engage promotes access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts.
PAN - Promoters Arts Network PAN promotes a wide range of professional arts events touring in the Highlands and Islands
Public Art Online Public Art Online contains practical guidance on working with and commissioning artists, whatever the context.
Scottish Artists Union (SAU) SAU is the representative voice for the Visual arts in Scotland and is open to artists and arts workers of all disciplines.
SCRAN - Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network SCRAN over 300,000 images from museums, galleries and archives.
Touring Exhibitions Group TEG is the independent membership organisation open to everyone who tours exhibitions as a way of sharing ideas, materials and resources.
Visual Arts and Galleries Association VAGA is a membership body that represents the interests of organisations and individuals concerned with the exhibition, interpretation and development of modern and contemporary visual art on behalf of the public.

Publications and online resources

a-n The Artists Information Company

Publishers of a-n magazine, the code of practice for the visual arts and professional material for artists and arts employers.
Artforum International Art magazine published 10 times a year
Art Monthly A guide to today's artworld
Art Review Informative articles on the visual arts of the 20th- and 21st-centuries

A free visual arts listings guide which provides information about galleries exhibiting contemporary art, including details of current exhibitions, contacts and website links, a map of gallery locations and galleries taking part in the Scottish Arts Council’s interest free loan scheme Own Art, providing valuable information for visitors and people interested in exhibitions or looking to buy a piece of art in Scotland.

Artwork Free arts newspaper
Circa Art Magazine Ireland's leading magazine for contemporary visual arts and culture
Creative Choices An online service providing the tools, knowledge and networks to support every individual and business getting into, and moving on in the visual arts sector.
Flash Art Art magazine
Frieze Visual Arts magazine
Portfolio Contemporary photography in Britain

Community/Disability Arts

Artlink (Edinburgh and the Lothians) Supporting opportunity and choice in the arts for people with disabilities
Artlink Central Arts and Disability
Project Ability One of Scotland's leading developmental arts organisations

Subtleties Within by Susan Brown; Photo: Susan Brown
Age of Creativity: An Tuireann; Photo: Graham McIver
Entrance to Tramway; Photo: Tramway
Age of Creativity: An Tuireann; Photo: Graham McIver
Becks Futures preview at the CCA; Photo: Alan Dimmick
The Fall of David by Lois Carson Photo: L. Carson
Age of Creativity: An Tuireann; Photo: Graham McIver
Daria Martin, Glasgow Sculpture Studios
Artist palette; Photo: Michael Wolchover
Fireworks; Photo: Renzo Mazzolini
Love Letters by Juliana Capes; Photo: J. Capes
Light Tunnel; Photo: North Edinburgh Arts Centre
Anne Campbell, Longlegs; Photo: Project Ability
Stars by Simon Starling; Photo: The Modern Institute
Sweet Exorcist by Jim Lambie; Photo: The Modern Institute
Somewhere Everywhere Nowhere; Photo: Travelling Gallery
The WASPS studio in Glasgow; Photo: Michael Wolchover
'Mrs Rousseau' by Sally Osborne; Photo: Ruth Clark
Daria Martin; Courtesy: Glasgow Sculpture Studios
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