Edinburgh Printmakers’ vision is to support artistic excellence in the medium of print. EP delivers a world class cultural programme through our gallery and studio. As contemporary art producers, curators and exhibitors, educators in printmaking and contemporary art practice, we are a key agent in the cultural life of Edinburgh and Scotland.
In our 50th anniversary year, we are set to significantly increase the range and scale of our activities, as we prepare to move to new premises. The development project will enable Edinburgh Printmakers to extend and improve its printmaking and gallery provision and diversify its cultural infrastructure with new creative and commercial areas, accommodation to support our artist residency programme, a 100 square metre dedicated learning space, a café and retail space.
The project has received wide support from the local community, the City of Edinburgh Council, corporations and private individuals. We have secured grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Capital Regeneration Grant Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Robertson Trust, Dunard Fund, the Binks Trust and Turtleton Charitable Trust. We have raised £10 million and construction is now approaching completion. We have restored the the former 19th Century Castle Mills building in Fountainbridge, saved from demolition, and our new home is expected to be ready to open in Spring 2019.
Role of the Chair and Person Specification
The Board of Trustees is seeking to secure an outstanding and talented individual to join them in leading the organisation in to the next phase.
We are looking for
• Leadership in a time of change and innovation.
• Skills in governance to ensure we fulfil our statutory responsibilities and other commitments.
• An understanding of funding to support moves towards increased financial resilience.
• Most importantly, a passion for the visual arts to ensure credibility with artists and funders.
Relationships between trustees, staff, artist members, audiences and stakeholders will be key through a period of considerable transition and opportunity for Edinburgh Printmakers.
The Chair particularly has a critical role to play in relations with funders.