Frequently asked questions

Can I use the studio space at Arts Lab?

We work closely with artists to support the development of their work at all stages. This can include time in the studio, mentoring advice, time for research and development and opportunities to be included in our programmes of exhibtions and workshops. Use of the studio is offered to artists through residencies. For more details, go to our Residencies page.

How can I get involved?

Arts Lab is run by a committed team of artists and volunteers. At its core, the Lab is a place where enthusiasm, curiosity and expertise across disciplines are held. Interested in trying something new? Wanting to talk to someone about your practice? Check out our Get Involved pages or come and talk to us about how you can be a part of Arts Lab.

What do I do if I want to have an exhibition at Arts Lab?

We promote artists whose work engages with Arts Lab’s values of experimentation and collaboration. We especially look to support artists at a key stage in their development. This could mean expanding your practice in a different medium, having an opportunity to explore and launch a new phase in your practice, or developing a project in collaboration with other artists or the public. We consider proposals on a rolling basis. You can find out more about how Arts Lab programmes our exhibitions and our strong ties to collaboration, in our submissions guide (coming soon).

Who should I contact to make enquiries and how?

For general information and advice: email us directly

Visual arts and outreach: Sara Downham-Lotto – email Sara directly

Young persons programme: Sophy D’Angelo – email Sophy directly

How can I make a donation?

If you’re thinking about making a financial contribution to Arts Lab, we would love to talk with you and share with you how your money can make the greatest impact. Please get in touch

Is it possible to make money working for/with Arts Lab, and if so how?

Coming soon

Can anyone sign up for one of your workshops?

Yes. Unless stated, our workshops and events do not require prior experience wth materials or techniques. Everyone is welcome to come along. See our What’s On.

Can you bring your workshops to us?

Yes. We create pop-up creative making spaces with you wherever you are. In schools and doctors’ surgeries, prisons and people’s kitchens, galleries and gardens, our priority is to create a welcoming, safe and non-judgemental environment to make art together.

How can I get involved running workshops?

Coming soon

Who can use your media suite and how much does it cost?

Film/ animation and sound artists and students will be able to hire our specialist media suite at a reasonable rate. Arts Lab’s media arts co-ordinator, Craig Whyte, will also be running workshops for groups and individuals very soon. Keep an eye open for What’s On, and watch this space for a publication of our Media Suite User’s Handbook complete with costing structure.

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