Edinburgh Printmakers closes in on £11m funding target
April 19 2016
This takes the art charity to 90 per cent of its target total, prompting it to ask the public to dig deep for one last heave toward the capital costs for the build.
Page\Park have drawn up plans to transform the C-listed former North British Rubber Factory HQ into a visual arts centre specialising in fine art printmaking complete with its own workshop, galleries, education spaces, a deli-wine bar with terrace and art retail area.
CEO of Edinburgh Printmakers, Sarah Price said: “After a long search for a new home for Edinburgh Printmakers, we set our sights on Castle Mill Works as somewhere to create a contemporary and accessible arts centre offering a year-round public programme of exhibitions, events and learning experiences”.
“Our plans for the building developed - as did our ambition. This significant award from the Scottish Government enables an additional extension to the existing building to house high-quality creative industry workshop and retail spaces that will support an estimated 50 creative industry practitioners. Operating as an incubator we plan to engage with local young people to raise awareness of the career opportunities within the creative industries.”
It is hoped the new centre will open to the public by late 2018.
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