About Collective

City Observatory
38 Calton Hill

+44 (0)131 556 1264
[email protected]

Collective is a free contemporary art centre that brings creative new perspectives to the city of Edinburgh.

Situated in a heritage observatory, Collective develops and presents world-class exhibitions, events, workshops and discussions from ground-breaking local and international artists. We run artist-led activities for young people, as well as the sector-leading development programme for emerging creative practitioners, Satellites.

Founded in 1984 as an artist-run initiative, Collective now runs from our home on Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill.

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.