Leith Creative

December 2014 to May 2015

“Sometimes, in any city, an area emerges as the hub of creative life for a whole generation of artists…”
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 17 June 2013


Joining forces to develop and deliver this cultural mapping research project, Citizen Curator and LeithLate identified and investigated a key network of creative hubs, festivals and cultural assets – unique to Leith, and to Scotland.

Through qualitative and quantitative methodologies, this project established a base line of local cultural provision, highlighting the potential and the risks to the creative sector, as well as presenting key recommendations for action to further strengthen the area and its local networks.

Alongside engaging the wider creative community through events and peer-to-peer activities, this project helped to strengthen and support some of the individuals and organisations that make Leith exceptional.



Find out more at the Leith Creative project website



Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Leith Benevolent Association

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Keywords: Research, Project, Local, Leith, Mapping, Network, Culture, Creative Industries


Photo credit: Kat Gollock