An opportunity has arisen for new members to join our small team and help us make a difference in the Dunbar area and beyond. North Light Arts are looking for new Board Members with an interest in the arts; those who have skills to offer or can advice on our aims to progress our successful contemporary arts programme and to be a catalyst for environmental change. We are also looking for volunteer associate members to offer their time or hands on help with our activities in the community.

North Light Arts has been creating opportunity for environmental arts experiences for over 12years with successful projects each year. We work with artists and communities to raise awareness of the climate emergency, the nature in our environment and the sustainable possibilities that we can highlight and explore through contemporary arts and hands on crafts.

In recent years we have been privileged to work with Alec Finlay, Hanna Imlach, Dalziel+Scullion and recently with our Fellow Natalie Taylor – each helping to make people aware of the nature that is essential to us all in their own special arts practice. Natalie focussed on the life of our soils and her ‘Keepers of the Soil’ cape has developed a life of its own continuing to grow the story at the Cop26 pilgrimage, the World Congress of Soil science in Glasgow and now at RBGE.

We work without walls often collaborating with other organisations to take our work to the community to promote a strong arts and sustainable culture; this is an essential part of our residencies and the themes we choose. Education and better health and wellbeing are focused through hands on activity such as natural dying, to music and ceramics; gardening or walking. Films and artist’s talks offer the opportunity to discuss the that issues that our projects highlight.

With support from East Lothian Arts Service we also run the John Muir Open exhibition at Dunbar Town House. A theme is advertised and regularly achieves a large submission from across the country: a selection panel then picks the artists who are chosen to exhibit. Many give an artist talk or offer workshops.

In the new-year we plan events that encourage a lower impact on the earth: Working with more artists who can build on the work of our Fellow to engage with communities across East Lothian and beyond.

If you want to continue our successful programme and think you could offer fresh ideas or help please contact us at
If you are applying to become a board member we would love to hear about you, please let us know what you can offer on one side of an A4 plus an up to date CV.