'FOOTPRINT' is a walking and cycling map + guide planned for East Edinburgh (Portobello, Leith) & Musselburgh  with artist-led routes that intersect the urban with nature through lesser used habitats, encouraging everyday physical activity as a way to improve well being.

We will be holding a number of public drop-in sessions at local markets and street locations during April-May from which a range of artist initiated walking & cycling routes will be based.

A map + guide will be produced by December 2019 that presents around 6 routes for cycling and walking, and highlighting relevant sites that local communities have mapped within each of their neighbourhoods.



If you live in Leith, Portobello or Musselburgh and would like to be a part of this project please complete this short form below.

We would like to hear about your walking or cycling habits, how often you walk or cycle locally, and of the places that matter locally to you, which will form part of the mapped areas for each neighbourhood.

The information we collect will go to inform the artists walks and cycles we develop as well as the map. During this process we will invite you to take part in a number of walks, culminating in a printed map + guide which will be available at the end of 2019. Copies will be available free from a number of outlets, such as local cafes, cultural places, libraries, health centres, and other community centres.

We are keen to hear from people interested in increasing their regular daily activity, to encourage those to get out and about who may not often do so, and to find new routes to be explored locally, as well as to meet with others in a friendly informative way.

Public drop-in sessions are also being held - come along to one to find out more and start helping us to map the areas:

Sat 27th April, Custom House Leith, 10-4
Sat 4th May, Leith Market, 10-4
Sat 11th May, Musselburgh Library, 11-2
Sat 25th May, Porty Prom by Swim Centre, 12-3





We are keen to hear from artists whose practice involves walking, mapping, journeying through lost urban landscape, or involving the study of the living urban environment. Ideally   with a knowledge of one or more of the areas:
Leith, Portobello, Musselburgh.

The project will involve the developing of mapped routes working with local participants from each area alongside Art Walk Projects, leading a number of walks or cycles during June to October 2019.
A finalised printed map will be produced by Dec 2019.
Each artist will be profiled in the printed map+guide.


Deadline for applications 1st May 2019

Please apply by emailing Rosy Naylor at rosy@artwalkporty.co.uk
outlining in no more than two pages of A4, your:

reasons for your interest in this project and how it relates to your current practice;
a description of the type of route or ideas you would be interested in exploring, including the area/s of most interest.

In addition please send your:
artist statement;
4 images of your recent work;
website/online url links.

We invite imaginative proposals that engage with local neighbourhoods, mark out the local, and intersect the three areas through lesser used habitats.

Improving well being for participants is also an important element of this project, working to increase regular activity.

Each selected artist will be expected to:

devise 1 route involving one or more of the areas - Leith, Portobello, Musselburgh;

attend in the region of 2 public sessions meeting with participants;

lead 2 walks or cycle journeys during the period June to Oct (including Art Walk Porty Festival 7-15 September).

In the region of 4 commissions are available - each receiving a bursary of £1000.


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We also are seeking an illustrator to work with us to draw out the A2 folded map and provide graphics that are relevant to the project.

Deadline for applications 1st May 2019

Please apply by emailing Rosy Naylor rosy@artwalkporty.co.uk

details of what you believe you would bring to the project and your areas of interest/ or ideas you would seek to explore
your cv/artist statement
4 examples of your recent work
website/online links to view your work

Fee in region of £1000