On this page you will find information about Edinburgh Palette, a Scottish Charity offering artists, and community arts projects affordable studio spaces in Scotland from St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh.
In August 2008, Edinburgh Palette (originally trading as Save the Odeon) successfully negotiated for several floors of St Margaret’s House – a vacant, ex-Government office building on London Road (next to Meadowbank Stadium).
By spring 2010, Edinburgh Palette had leased all the remaining floors of St Margaret’s House and filled all 200 studios with budding artists, crafters and community organisations.
Today St Margaret’s House remains 100% occupied (with a waiting list long enough to fill the building again) and holds more than 11000ft2 of gallery space, 17000ft2 of community arts space, a cinema room, photographic studio & dark rooms, printmaking studio, ceramics studio & kilns, recording studio, film & drama studio, rehearsal spaces, martial arts dojo, library, swap shop, meeting & common rooms and much more.
Over 1000 artists and community members visit St Margaret’s House every week.
Already regarded as a vibrant, creative hub for talented artists, Edinburgh Palette aims to breathe life into more communities through creating a national network of revived dormant buildings that individually meet the needs of their local communities and collectively provide a national platform for budding artists, creative entrepreneurs and community organisations.
Board of Trustees
Edinburgh Palette is run by a board of trustees, for more > >