Funders and Supporters

Funders and Supporters

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.

New Buildings

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop has raised public and private investment of over £6.5M to create its inspiring new buildings.

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.


1.4 funders

Grants & Public Funders

Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland National Lottery Awards
City of Edinburgh Council

Trusts & Foundations

Baillie Gifford
Barcapel Foundation
Biffa Award
Binks Trust
Community Energy Scotland
Dunard Fund
Edinburgh College
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
Reed Foundation
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. 

Corporate Supporters

Alisdair Kettles Pottery Supplies
Arts & Business
Forth Ports plc
Lloyds TSB Scotland
National Galleries of Scotland
Powderhall Bronze
The Rendezvous Gallery
The Scottish Gallery
Thomson Bethune


Brian & Dawn Allison
Elaine Allison
Adrian Barr-Smith
John Bellany
Anne Benson
Elizabeth Blackadder
Michael Borland
Malcolm Borthwick
Cllr Deidre Brock
William Brotherston
The Brown Family
Dan Brown
John Brown
Lucy Brown
Lady Bute
Vincent Butler
John Byrne
Joyce Cairns
Marion Caldwell QC
James Castle
Doug Cocker
Tara Cooper
Lynn Cowan
Victoria Crowe
Nancy Curran
Richard Demarco
George Donald
Liz Douglas
Mary Drummond
Donald Ede
Susan Elsley & Richard Hope
Prof. Brian Falconbridge
Professor Gareth Fisher
Gill Foster
Alexander Fraser
S. Galbraith
Andrea Geile
Maggie & Roddy Glen
Dorothy & Bruce Graham
Ian & Jane Gregg
Mrs F. Grierson Bess & Andrew Guest
Fiona & Simon Guest
Rocca Gutteridge
Tom Gutteridge
Lynne Halfpenny
Douglas & Matilda Hall
Robert Handley
Dr Pamela Harper
Professor Jake Harvey
Jeanette Harris
Ron Haselden


Jenny Haslam
Alex Hetherington
Maureen Hodge
John Houston
Ian Howard
Matt Hulse
Ramsay Imlach
Lynn Ive
Marilyn Jeffcoat
Irene Kernan
Eileen Kerr
Andrew Kinghorn
Jack Knox
Baroness Linklater
Chad McCail
Murdo Macdonald
Isabel McCallum
Colin Macfadyen
Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden
Shelia Mackay
Peter McGowan
Ian McKenzie Smith
Prof. Will Maclean MBE
David Michie
Gilbert Milne
Gordon Mitchell
Sandy Moffat
John Mooney
Glen Onwin
Marios Papantoniou
Charlotte Paradise
David & Tanya Parker Toby Paterson
Fiona Pearson
Frank Pottinger
Frances Priest
Barbara Rae
Sir Lewis Robertson CBE FRSE
Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy
Professor Bill Scott
Daljit Singh
Helen Smailes
Michael Snowden
Dawn Storey
Diana Sykes
Ben & Jill Tindall
D. Truman
Jill Turnbull
Christopher Wagstaffe
Frances Walker
Petra Whitelaw
Adrian Wiszniewski

Thank you also to all Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Members and to the many generous donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Schools Programme Funders
Creative Scotland
The Golsoncott Foundation
The Robertson Trust

Programme Funders
The Binks Trust
Stevenston Trust

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August 2017