Birnam Arts Centre

Improvement of services / infrastructures, Education

The Birnham Arts Centre is a multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue in rural Scotland (UK), which is a community owned and run facility with charitable status. About 15 years ago an arts centre was established in former school buildings as a charitable trust. It has a strong social provision component running exhibitions and many after school classes in dance etc. It has extended its building to include a theatre and cafe and shop which are run as commercial subsidiaries which feed their earnings back into the charity.

Networking, Training / Teaching, Social media, Public participation, Fundraising, Marketing & Promotion, Evaluation, Action-research, Workshops
Chair of board of trustees

• It has hugely increased cultural provision and a study has been done of its economic impact which looks to be rather positive.
• The centre has created something like 14 FTEs directly

* Information at the level of NUTS 3 or local regions.