Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is a registered charity. We provide direct funding to artists to allow them time and space to develop projects, test ideas and produce and show work. We subsidise the cost of studios and workspaces so that access to our facilities remains affordable for artists as they build their careers.
Activities which will benefit our local community and the arts sector, such as talks and exhibitions and the schools programme are offered free of charge to ensure that no one is excluded from participating.
We receive funding each year from Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council towards our programme and running costs. Around 30% of our annual revenue is from earned income but we rely on additional financial and in-kind support each year from funders, businesses and individual donors towards our programme, running costs and for major projects.
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop has raised public and private investment of over £6.5M to create its inspiring new buildings.
The Creative Laboratories
This project, begun in 2009, was fully funded by The Arts Funding Prize for Edinburgh administered by Foundation Scotland. A £3M philanthropic gift, the Prize was awarded through a competition for a cultural building of architectural excellence which was open to all arts organisations in the city.
Funders of the Bill Scott Sculpture Centre
The Bill Scott Sculpture Centre opened in 2012 following a major capital campaign which brought in funds from trusts and foundations, donations from individuals and funding and in kind support from the City of Edinburgh Council. The largest grant came through the Creative Scotland National Lottery Awards.
Grants & Public Funders
Creative Scotland National Lottery Awards
City of Edinburgh Council
Trusts & Foundations
Community Energy Scotland
The Edward Marshall Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Gannochy Trust
The Henry Moore Foundation
The Hope Scott Trust
The MacRobert Trust
Morton Fraser Charitable Trust
The Mushroom Trust
The Paolozzi Foundation
P F Charitable Trust
The Robertson Trust
A E H Salvesen’s Charitable Trust
ScottishPower Green Energy Trust
Social Investment Scotland
The Stevenston Charitable Trust
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is grateful to our Schools Programme funders – The Robertson Trust and The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.
Alisdair Kettles Pottery Supplies
Arts & Business
Forth Ports plc
Lloyds TSB Scotland
National Galleries of Scotland
The Rendezvous Gallery
The Scottish Gallery