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.
Our vision is for communities where artistic enterprise is accessible to all and which celebrate a diversity of creative talent.
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.
• 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 first year 2018:
We launched ArtSquat in Edinburgh, but aim to replicate it in other areas.
During 2018 we developed links with local galleries, businesses, space donors and artists in Edinburgh.
We linked up with charities who referred artists for exhibition space.
We established our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.
We held two exhibitions with the Coburg Gallery in Leith.
We recruited Trustees and volunteers and held regular meetings to review the progress of the charity.
Our first Annual General Meeting takes place in April 2019, where we will evaluate our first year annual report and accounts and set out our strategy for our second year of operating.