Welcome to the Edinburgh Art Festival Community Engagement blog! A site dedicated to showcasing the process and outcomes of our year round work with communities, schools and young people in Edinburgh.

We work with people across Edinburgh, however, from 2019-2022 we have a special partnership project, building relationships in the Wester Hailes community, working with WHALEArts, a community-led arts charity and social enterprise, and cultural anchor organisation for the area, whose mission is to be the creative heart of a vibrant, thriving community. This partnership led to projects with local schools - Sighthill Primary School and Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC).

Supported by the PLACE Programme: Platforms for Creative Excellence; a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.

Find out more about our wider learning and engagement programme on our festival website here.

Image Description: An Edinburgh Art Festival volunteer talking to children in an art workshop in a gallery. Image credit: Sally Jubb Photography.