Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW)

Building a World Class Public Sculpture Centre

To create a purpose-built sculpture centre in Edinburgh providing the facilities and services needed by artists to support them at all stages in their careers and to provide a valuable public resource which will enable people of all ages and ability to learn about contemporary sculpture.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC002404)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




There is clear demand for Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's services by artists who need studios, opportunities and specialist facilities to enable them to make work, establish connections and build their careers. Equally we cannot cope with demand for education and other services from public users, education institutions and partner organizations in the city. Our current building offers an environment which is neither accessible nor comfortable and severely limits what we can offer.


Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will create a new, purpose-built centre to enable us to expand our services and accommodate people of all ages and ability. The comprehensive range of facilities and the expanded programme will create many more professional opportunities for artists and the mix of activities and services will enable a wider audience to visit, work and engage with artists at ESW.