Outer Spaces

About

Studio of Beth Shapeero
Studio of Beth Shapeero
Outer Spaces, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
'please pay for your shopping before entering the toilet'
'please pay for your shopping before entering the toilet'
Glasgow Doors Open Days '23, Outer Spaces, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Photo: Anya Stewart Maggs
Studio of Sophia Barmal
Studio of Sophia Barmal
Outer Spaces, Henderson Row, Edinburgh, Doors Open Days Festival '23
'Gargoyle's Lament' Emily Weaver
'Gargoyle's Lament' Emily Weaver
Doors Open Days Festival, Outer Spaces, Holborn House Aberdeen. Photo: Emily Weaver
'please pay for your shopping before entering the toilet'
'please pay for your shopping before entering the toilet'
Glasgow Doors Open Days '23, Outer Spaces, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Photo: Anya Stewart Maggs

Our Mission

Outer Spaces is a charity collaborating with artists, arts organisations and property owners to activate the nation’s empty commercial spaces.


We support artists locked out of unaffordable spaces and oversubscribed opportunities. High living costs and precarious incomes are having a devastating impact on artists practice and livelihoods. These challenging times need bold, transformative ideas. We are always testing new kinds of support.


At Outer Spaces our network can access free meanwhile space and development opportunities. We build artists as leaders.

Our Values

Outer Spaces | Henderson Row, Edinburgh

Support

We nurture creativity through opportunity. Our radically inclusive approach removes financial barriers and empowers artists to expand their practice.


Sustain

We recognise the importance of artists in a just society and value therole of community as part of artistic practice.


Accelerate

We create the conditions for artists to take the lead and give cultural networks the opportunity to thrive.

Team

Staff

Shân Edwards: Director and CEO

Colin Farquhar: Head of Operations

Meg James: Spaces Manager

Svetlana Panova: Spaces Coordinator

Sarah-Manning Shaw: National Programme Director

Paul Thomson: Finance and Operations Director

Helen Deevy: Project Coordinator

Bronwen Nixon: Operations Coordinator


Trustees

Mike Benson

Jacqui Burke

Murray Steele