Eigg Box will provide

Work space for creative businesses in

  • Self contained studios
  • Open plan studio spaces or hot desks

You can work in Eigg Box

  • On a part or full-time basis (Eigg islanders)
  • As visiting artist or creative professional; from a few days up to three months
  • As a day visitor

As well as work space Eigg Box will have

  • An event or temporary exhibition space
  • An area to relax in, share a coffee and ideas
  • A kitchen
  • An online shop
  • Storage space
  • Wireless broadband access (currently 6Mb, aiming for 50Mb)
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • A meeting room which will include skype & video conferencing facilities
  • Eigg Box will also run events and training for tenants and in conjunction with local and visiting creative organisations.

Benefits to tenants include:

  • Having appropriate space to work in
  • Less isolation
  • Opportunity to collaborate
  • Opportunity to develop and pitch for work jointly
  • Sharing of costs and resources
  • Promotion and marketing of work
  • Support from Eigg Box manager & fellow tenants
  • Business advice, mentoring and other support
  • As a visiting artist, the chance to spend time living & working on Eigg, being part of our community with time and space to develop ideas, skills and practice.

Eigg Box aims to contribute to the local economy directly and indirectly by working with and supporting other island businesses

  • Accommodation providers (hostel, guest houses/B&B & self-catering)
  • Catering & transport providers
  • Other creative service businesses – dance studio & recording studio
  • Community spaces – community hall, primary school, museums

Eigg Box is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), operating as a social enterprise.  Its four Directors have been chosen for their local, Highlands and Islands, Scottish and international perspective, knowledge and networks.

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