ArtSquat is a Scottish Charity which supports artists on low income develop and exhibit work in a range of local venues. We link up with galleries, cafes, community centres and businesses, who provide space for artists. We also work with charitable groups and established artists to put on exhibitions for community benefit. You can find our annual reports and accounts on the OSCR Website.

Our Vision

Our vision is for communities where artistic enterprise is accessible to all and which celebrate a diversity of creative talent.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support artists on low income to sell, exhibit or develop art in a range of local venues and to facilitate art exhibitions for charitable and community benefit.

Our Objectives

  • To enable people on low income or who are unemployed access community space to develop, exhibit or sell art.
  • To support charitable groups to access community space to promote artistic activity.
  • To hire space for projects or exhibitions for community benefit.

Our Plan

Over the past 6 years, from our incorporation in March 2018, we have developed links with local galleries, businesses, space donors and artists in Edinburgh.

We have linked up with charities such as the Nepal Scotland Association, the Prince’s Trust, Crisis, the Refugee Council, Visualise Scotland, Spartans School, Art 4 Grown Ups and Rock Trust who referred artists for exhibition space.

We established our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We held 21 exhibitions, using space which included Coburg House Art Studios, St Mary’s Cathedral, Montgomery Street Park, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, the Handmade Factory and an online exhibition series.

We worked at developing our online presence and showcasing artists’ work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Our latest Annual General Meeting took place in November 2023. We evaluated our progress over the year and submitted our annual report and accounts to OSCR.