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Unfortunately Collective is not able to review unsolicited proposals. Please check if you are eligible for Satellites Programme.

Board Members

Collective is seeking up to four new board members to join us at this exciting time, as we move towards opening the redeveloped City Observatory on Calton Hill as a world-class contemporary visual arts space in early 2018. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to an ambitious charity seeking to create a new kind of city observatory for Edinburgh and Scotland.

As we transition into this new phase in Collective’s development, launching our opening programme and operating in an historic site with diversified income strands, we are particularly keen to recruit board members with a range of private and business networks and experience in commercial enterprise, estate management and philanthropy. These appointments will complement our current Board whose expertise includes visual art, business, finance, marketing, education, architecture, voluntary sector and governance. Board members are directors of the company and trustees of the charity and play a vital role in the governance of Collective. During this critical time of development, they are particularly engaged in risk management and fundraising and in providing support to Collective’s skilled management team. Board members are expected to attend meetings, some Collective events, participate in sub-committees, advocate for Collective and support fundraising and staff.

Collective engages widely with diverse communities and we are keen that board membership reflects this diversity. More information, including the summary terms of reference can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in our mission and think you can contribute as a board member, please contact Chair, Anne Bonnar via [email protected] or 0131 225 7677 for an informal and confidential exploratory discussion by 1 December 2017.

Satellites Programme

Satellites Programme is Collective's development programme for artists and producers based in Scotland, specifically developed to facilitate practitioners at a pivotal, emergent, point in their career. The programme consists of discussions, events, exhibitions, retreats, mentoring and an annual publication, seeking to foster criticality through peer development and review. Selection for the programme is through an open submission to a new panel of selectors, appointed by Collective each year.

You can watch a short film about the programme here

Applications for Satellites Programme 2018 have now closed.

2017 participants are: Grace Johnston, Alex Impey, Adam Lewis Jacob, Ross Little and Timothea Armour.


Collective recruits Voluntary Projects Assistants every six months. The Voluntary Projects Assistant role is a comprehensive training placement at Collective designed to provide an introduction to basic administrative, exhibition and project management skills. To receive updates about when Collective are recruiting, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or sign up to receive our e-bulletins.

Volunteers are core to the achievements and ambition of Collective. Their creative and practical support make Collective what it is today. Volunteers have supported artists projects, initiated and organised their own events and contributed to the development of the organisation. Collective is proud to support the development of individuals and was pleased to have our work with volunteers recognised through an investing in volunteers award in 2010. For further information or a copy of our volunteer policy please contact us.