Student Venues: Shared working and resources

Need somewhere to work on your project or a hub where you can meet like-minded people to help get your ideas off the ground? Go to these places and get started

Article by Nadia Younes and Peter Simpson | 11 Sep 2018

Dundee MakerSpace
10 Douglas St, Dundee
Have a project you’d like to get made? Dundee MakerSpace are here to help. The community workshop helps to nurture, grow and promote creative ideas and projects, so you don’t have to worry about going it alone in the tricky world of the creative industry.

Edinburgh Zine Library
141 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh
A zine fan’s paradise, located in the Art and Design Library at Edinburgh Central Library, which officially opened in November last year. As well as the archive and reference library, Edinburgh Central also put on regular events in the venue itself and in external locations – keep an eye on their Facebook page for these.

Glasgow Women's Library
23 Landressy St, Glasgow
A community-driven gem making a name for itself as a go-to for ground-breaking events and exhibitions exploring the lives, experiences, history and achievements of women. The calendar is jam-packed with an impressive array of free events, projects and exhibitions covering a dizzying array of topics. They didn't win Museum of the Year, but they designed an amazing tote bag to 'celebrate' their runner-up status anyway. 

The Mitchell Library
201 North St, Glasgow
One of the largest public reference libraries in Europe, The Mitchell Library is used for a variety of events such as book groups, computer classes, exhibitions and family history workshops. It’s also the host venue for Glasgow's literary festival, Aye Write! – where the licensed café and pop-up bookshop make it the perfect self-contained festival venue.

Shrub Swap and Reuse Hub
13 Guthrie St, Edinburgh
A wee hub promoting all things warm and fuzzy and good for the environment/your purse strings. Take along your old belongings and directly swap for something new, or collect tokens to save up for a treat.

WASPS Studios
141 Bridgegate, Glasgow
With studios and exhibition spaces all over Scotland, WASPS (Workshop & Artists Studio Provision Scotland) is a pretty massive operation. The charity provides affordable studios to support artists, arts organisations, and creative businesses, currently housing about 800 artists and 33 organisations in 18 buildings across Scotland.