I know I’ve been a little quiet lately, but I’ve been writing dissertation and preparing to fly away and working on about a million other unrelated things.
This is one of them.
It’s a crowdfunding campaign for Saltmarket Design, three Scottish women (each one a triple threat in their own right) in the process of becoming a Community Interest Company with a two-fold purpose:
To provide a platform for emerging and established Scottish-based artists, and to encourage people who might not otherwise have the chance to get involved in making things at workshops and live art events.
They have obtained permission from Royal Bank of Scotland to use the interior and grounds of the Dundas Mansion in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh as an exhibition and workshop space for the whole of August - while the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full, mad swing - with the Famous Spiegeltent and the Stand Tent right on their doorstep.
They have a ton of stuff planned already, ingenious events to promote artists and rad creating workshops with groups from some local charities, but they have worked long and hard for an opportunity like this and they want to do it to the utmost.
So they’re looking to raise funds to pay for “material, technology and people” to make their tenure in the (pretty damn magnificent) space everything they wish it could be.
That link in the title is for the indiegogo page. You could totes go check it out right now. There is a sweet intro/promo video by Niall Webster for you to watch.
If you think you know anyone that might be interested, please share it, please give this all of the signal boosts. Edinburgh is a very noisy place in August and these are voices that deserve to be heard, dammit.
In the spirit of full disclosure: I’ve been helping around the web sidelines a (very) little bit, which is why you can see my name on the igg page, but this is totally Lauren, Ruth and Collette’s show.