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EMBASSY is an artist-led organisation based in Edinburgh that seeks to support early career artists, through the facilitation of exhibitions, commissioning opportunities, events and a public facing programming. EMBASSY was established in 2003 and since then has been run by a rolling non-hierarchical committee. In September 2022, EMBASSY updated its governance structure, in order to make changes to allow the role of the operational committee to be fairly paid. The gallery is now seeking to continue its legacy of DIY and collective organising, whilst working under a more sustainable and accessible structure.
The operational committee takes responsibility for curatorial projects and all aspects of running the gallery. They are then supported by a Board of Trustees, a primarily advisory role, to provide support and guidance to the organisation. We work collaboratively to support one another to develop new skills and take the lead on projects. Previously EMBASSY has hosted exhibitions, residencies, workshops, international exchange, projects and performances.EMBASSY is a non-hierarchical working environment, and as such everyone holds a shared responsibility in all areas of work to ensure a collective involvement in decision making.We describe EMBASSY as a ‘learning environment’ in which together we give and receive support to one another and the practitioners we work with.
EMBASSY is Company Limited by Guarantee, with charitable status.
Company Number: 259872 OSCR Charity No: SC035780
What we do
EMBASSY commissions artists and cultural practitioners to produce new work. This includes artworks, exhibitions, performances, screenings, and dialogical events. We offer an artist fee and a production budget to those we commission.
EMBASSY also hosts artists residencies in our gallery space and online, and supports our Members through opportunities to exhibit, perform and make connections with others.
You can find out more about our Programme here, or join our newsletter list for specific updates, events, and opportunities.