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Where the arts meet

Funded on Spacehive 26 April 2017

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Where the arts meet

Where the arts meet

Scottish Arts Club By Scottish Arts Club

In 2023 the Scottish Arts Club will celebrate its 150th anniversary. This project aims to ensure that by that date, the Club can look back with pride and look forward to the future with confidence.

Édimbourg Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 26 Apr 2017!

We are currently in the process of acquiring planning permission, and will find out by 20th April. In the case we are denied planning permission then none of the pledges will be collected. In order to do that we need to refurbish a four storey Edinburgh townhouse from top to bottom - starting with a new reading room on the top floor. The building has been an arts club since 1896 and we want to preserve this use.

What we'll deliver:

  • form new storage for our permanent art collection
  • Remove a false ceiling to open up the original roof-light and bring more light into the top floor
  • build a corridor to comply with fire regulations

Why it's a great idea:

Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, has had a huge cultural impact in the twentieth century. The Club will provide a centre where the history of the arts can be celebrated and explored as well as a place where current and future artist can meet each other alongside patrons and supporters, publishers and gallery owners, readers and audiences who will buy and promote their works. Finally it will be a place where the ordinary 'lay' person can meet artists, begin to understand how the arts work, and encourage their continued involvement.

Steps to get it done:

  • 31st March 2017

The Club enables those who have spent their lives earning a living and bringing up their families to indulge their passion for the arts, whether as a new participant or as a patron, or even just as a spectator. Artists of all kinds need purchasers and audiences, and an informed public is a valuable component of a thriving arts world.


Location Édimbourg

About the space

Scottish Arts Club


City of Edinburgh Council

How will the money be spent?Total £27,393

New work (rooflight, roof repairs, partitions, doors) - £17,600 (64%)
Electrics (wiring and lighting) - £3,000 (11%)
Finishes (walls, floor, ceiling, decoration) - £2,700 (10%)
Demolitions - £1,200 (4%)
Builders work - £700 (3%)
Repairs - £500 (2%)
Other - £1,693 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

New work (rooflight, roof repairs, partitions, doors)
Electrics (wiring and lighting)
Finishes (walls, floor, ceiling, decoration)
Builders work
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £27,393

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