About Collective

Collective brings people together to look at, think about and produce contemporary art in a new kind of city observatory.

Established in 1984, Collective has long supported new work by artists who are at a pivotal stage in their development. In 2018, we open our new home on Calton Hill, featuring the restored City Observatory, City Dome, and a purpose-built exhibition space. Our programme of exhibitions, walks, and events will present contemporary art in all its diversity. We will provide artists with the opportunity to make new work and audiences the chance to see it here first. By inspiring, engaging with, and learning from the people and groups around us, we aim to contribute to local, national, and international conversations.

To find out more about our programme, please browse our archive. To find out more about our home on Calton Hill, read our site history.

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Collective provides an extraordinary setting for your wedding, party or business function. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, with panoramic views across the city, we have a range of spaces available to hire.

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