Save the Forest: calling artists…
April 5, 2011
Our friends at the Save the Forest! campaign are currently asking for the help of the extended artistic community in defending a unique grassroots arts space in Edinburgh from closure.
The bankruptcy of the previous landlord in October 2010 has seen the lease fall into the hands of administrators, who have put the building up for sale. The campaign’s intention is to secure the future of The Forest by raising enough funds to ensure they can afford a future lease, or to allow them to move to other premises.
They have so far raised an astonishing £17,000 just from donations and have an ambitious new target of £50,000 by June 1st, enough for a year’s commercial rent in the current premises.
The next major event is an art auction in partnership with the AXO Gallery, Edinburgh. Donations would be greatly appreciated from artists both locally and from further afield, calling for donations of original art, prints, books and other media.
The deadline for completed forms and artworks is 20th April 2011. For more information, please email email@example.com. The auction will run from 13 – 15th May 2011 at AXO Gallery, 59 Queen Charlotte St, Leith.We can’t wait!