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Venue Spotlight: Glue Factory, by the Artists for the Artists

Behind the walls of an industrial former glue factory in north Glasgow lies an unexpected surprise—an independent events space and art studio hub. Now in its sixth year, the non-profit community interest company maintains affordable work studios while occasionally leasing the rest of the building to event organizers. A risograph print maker, textile artist, sound […]

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Solas Festival, a Trans-Generational Gathering Place

Over its seven iterations, Solas Festival has morphed into a trans-generational gathering place focused on the arts and the sharing of creative ideas. Debs Hahn describes Solas as “a party, but what sets it aside … is the sharing of creative ideas, exploring them and creating a community for the weekend.”

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15 Marketing Tips for Performing Artists

DIY touring artist or Fringe festival participant? Use this marketing resource guide before you plot your next production.

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How to Navigate Edinburgh’s Summer Festivals

When your feet hit the ground in Edinburgh during August, be prepared to start moving. Navigate Edinburgh’s summer festivals with ease, from the first show you see until you’re ready to say so long to the city.

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9 Tips to Fringe First-Timers from Acoustic Music Centre

The Acoustic Music Centre operates during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and showcases roots/acoustic/Celtic music at St Bride’s near Haymarket. Read to find out the founder’s tips to Fringe first-timers.

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Planes, Trains and Tour Vans

Planning to take your act on a U.S. tour? Read this guide for musicians and performers touring the U.S.

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Top 10 Ways to Escape Edinburgh’s Festival Flocks

Escape from Edinburgh festival flocks to recharge your battery. Take road trips, beach strolls, island hops, whisky tastings or a simple scenery change.

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Arts Events: Tips to Organize and Produce Shows

Is participating in an arts festival or big event really worth it? Artists, venues and event organisers offer sage wisdom.

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18 Must-Attend Festivals in Edinburgh

Whatever you’re into, chances are Edinburgh has a festival dedicated to it. August hosts a slew of festivals, including Fringe, but there’s plenty going on year-round. Whether you dig music, art, science or film, Edinburgh has a festival for you.

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How to Handle Merchandise on a U.S. Tour

On tour? Don’t forget your merchandise. Plan carefully to avoid baggage fees, customs hassles and storage issues.

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