Artlink Edinburgh & Lothians
Artlink aims to increase opportunities to take part in the arts, for those who experience disadvantage or disability in the East of Scotland. Artlink establishes partnerships with artists, venues and organisations to help encourage positive change.
Artlink want to learn more about the potential of art within communities, how it can enhance individual lives, how it helps raise awareness when something isn’t working the way it should or how it can encourage us to look at issues from a different perspective.
Curious Routes connects the creative skills of individuals with mental health problems to people and organisations who share a common interest.This has led to exhibitions at Edinburgh Art College, working with Scottish Bee Keepers for the Royal Highland Show to developing community groups for people, isolated in their communities.
Fore more information, please go to www.curiousroutes.co.uk.
Artlink also offers practical support so people can get involved and work with venues to increase opportunities to enjoy the arts. Arts Access links people who want to discover and enjoy the arts in Edinburgh. Members go to a wide variety of events at theatres, galleries, museums, cinemas, historic buildings, sculpture parks etc. Arts Access provides information about what’s on, books tickets, matches members with volunteers who would like to accompany them and then organises transport. It’s a door-to-door service that helps people participate in arts.
For more information, please go to www.artlinkedinburgh.co.uk/2015/03/arts-access-2
How To Get In Touch
Intended Client Groups:
- People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Anyone affected by disability or disadvantage, including mental health difficulties.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
G.P., Social Work, Housing Associations, Homeless Care Organisations, Arts Agencies
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Provider's Address
13A Spittal Street
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
-Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm-
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Wheelchair Access
- Information in community languages
- Translation Service
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Lothian Regional Transport bus numbers - 10, 11