Established in 2016, MADE in East Lothian is a Community Interest Company based in Haddington. We support the wider creative community in East Lothian, promoting creativity as a benefit to wellbeing, climate, and community. We develop programmes and one-off events to teach creative skills and encourage social interaction for all. Reuse and recycling are central to our mission, and form a link through all activities, including business operations. Despite ongoing fundraising challenges, our events remain affordable, and are often free.

We have established a community hub in Hardgate where there are 2 open plan workshops spaces, a gallery of local art and craft, tools workshop and ReUse Hub.

As part of our Creative Connections project in 2022, we spoke to hundreds of participants and visitors about the future development of the Arts Hub as a multi-use space for creativity. There is overwhelming local support for an arts hub, run by and for the community, where anyone can find a space to come together, to work and share. MADE in East Lothian is seen as a trusted innovator within East Lothian’s creative community. Our record of creating opportunities to host creative skills workshops is widely recognised and valued.

There are three key areas of work for the organisation: MADE Arts Hub a creative space for the community in Haddington, MADE ReUse Hub an affordable resource of art and craft materials  and MADE Community groups and projects to engage local people in creative collaborations and learning.

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ARTS HUB: creative space

The Arts Hub in Haddington  has two open-plan workshop spaces, a gallery, tools workshop, craft scraps hub plus hireable equipped desk space for makers. We host creative workshops and daily drop-in groups as well as sessions for adults with additional support needs. There’s a small textile scrap store and a recently revamped wood workshop.

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REUSE HUB: art and craft materials

Our REuse Hub is open Wednesday to Saturday. Visitors will find an outstanding collection of art materials and tools, fabric and yarns. And much more. All good condition and ready to reuse. Pay what you can.

We always accept donations of art and craft materials you might not need any longer.

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COMMUNITY: collaborations

In recent years, we have worked with partners to deliver arts and crafts events and activities. These collaborations with Fringe by the Sea, East Lothian Council Arts Service, schools, Haddington 700, Haddstock, Blooming Haddington allow us to widen our networks throughout East Lothian.

We’re always interested in new collaborations. Get in touch madeineastlothian@gmail.com.