Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW)

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW)

Charity information

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW)

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop supports artists and promotes access to contemporary sculpture through a year-round public programme of talks, exhibitions, education activities and open days.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop provides specialist sculpture facilities and services which support production, research and education.

    ESW is committed to assisting artists at all stages in their careers by offering residencies and awards, creating opportunities for public engagement and providing a comprehensive range of professional development activities all of which enable artists to develop their ideas, build connections, showcase their work and establish their practice.

    ESW is a meeting place for artists and audiences. We encourage people of all ages to get involved with the processes involved in creating and making sculpture through our education programme and encourage discussion and exploration of contemporary practice through a free public programme of exhibitions, talks and tours.

    ESW initiates and collaborates on projects which involve people directly in arts activities within their own environment or which relate to an issue of local concern. The organisation has established many creative partnerships with arts organisations and education institutions to support development of our own and our partners' programmes and to identify opportunities for sharing resources, information and skills.

  • Aims

    Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW) aims to:

    • To support and empower artists to develop their careers and continue to contribute to the social, cultural and economic environment.
    • To promote greater public engagement with and enjoyment of visual arts.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1987

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 9

    Phone number: 0131 5514490

    Address: 25 Hawthornvale Edinburgh EH6 4JT

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
  • Expanding ESW’s learning & engagement programme....

    Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop opened a new sculpture centre in June 2012 with unique facili... More