The Edinburgh Mela celebrates Scotland's diverse culture.  We deliver a high quality festival of music, dance and the wider arts from around the world all with the express purpose of promoting community cohesion and mutual understanding between our changing and diverse communities.  We provide an essential platform to BAME artists and performers and showcase work from local and emerging artists and companies alongside artists of national and international stature.  

Becoming A Member of The Edinburgh Mela

The Edinburgh Mela is a membership organisation, with application for membership open to bodies, companies, partnerships, non-incorporated bodies and organisations which have a demonstrable interest in black, ethnic minority arts, culture and community groups and the objects of whose founding deed (and any subsequent amendments thereto) are compatible with and complimentary to the Objects of The Edinburgh Mela.

Please click here to contact us for more information and/or a membership application form.


The Edinburgh Mela Festival works with a range of stakeholders and supporters to deliver the festival, from large corporate companies and public sector agencies through to local community organisations. If you would like to work with us, or support the development of the festival in some way we would be delighted to hear from you.  This could be in the form of an individual gift, in-kind support for our work, an offer to work with us on a project or to talk about possible sponsorship of the festival.

Please click here to contact us we would be pleased to discuss this further.