The Fruitmarket Gallery has been home to some of the most important contemporary art and cultural thinking for over 40 years, but in recent years our building had started to fall short of our programming ambitions and was in desperate need of some love. From there OPEN OUT, a transformational redevelopment project seizing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand into our neighbouring building, was born. Today, the Fruitmarket is getting ready to fully OPEN OUT - with more space and more programmes for more people – in summer 2020.
We wouldn’t be at this point without our supporters, whose incredible generosity has already helped us to secure over 90% of our £3.8million target; and to help us close in on that target, we would love if you could make a donation towards OPEN OUT and play your part in building a new future for the Fruitmarket.
- OPEN OUT will provide enriched material finishes, upgraded environmental conditions and modernised audience access will vastly improve our present premises, enhancing our abilities to work with artists and collections. We will continue to programme the Fruitmarket exhibition galleries with three world-class exhibitions per year, with a diverse selection of artists representing the very best art of our time.
- A new, double-height Fruitmarket warehouse will provide an expansive, inspirational space where artists can make new work in and for the Fruitmarket, creating a regular programme of Fruitmarket commissions curated in-house. This space will importantly also offer new opportunities for us to work in partnership with other cultural organisations, creating a year-round multi-arts venue at the heart of Edinburgh that lends itself to theatrical and musical performances, spoken word and dance events as much as it does to the presentation of visual art.
- New connected, collaborative spaces will ensure we can continue our respected programme of excellence in the visual arts while also being able to respond to opportunities that offer audiences more choice and new ways to connect and participate in cultural activities. It creates new flexible spaces and facilities for engagement and renovates existing spaces, ensuring that they are all fully accessible, allowing us to embrace all visitors and remove physical and psychological barriers to widen access to contemporary culture.
Every donation - big or small - will make a difference. Please support us to OPEN OUT