Fruitmarket

Fruitmarket The Fruitmarket has been home to some of the most important contemporary art and cultural thinking for over 40 years. The Fruitmarket has been a key part of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape since 1974.
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Currently closed for redevelopment, we are getting ready to open our doors to the public on 07.07.21. Turner prize nominated artist Karla Black’s work will span both the exhibition galleries and the new warehouse space when we reopen. The Fruitmarket curated Black’s solo presentation for Scotland in Venice at the 54th International Biennale in 2011 but has yet to work with her in Scotland and this

Currently closed for redevelopment, we are getting ready to open our doors to the public on 07.07.21. Turner prize nominated artist Karla Black’s work will span both the exhibition galleries and the new warehouse space when we reopen. The Fruitmarket curated Black’s solo presentation for Scotland in Venice at the 54th International Biennale in 2011 but has yet to work with her in Scotland and this

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We are looking for a Development Manager (Sponsorship and Individuals).It’s an exciting time to join the Fruitmarket’s t...
28/07/2021

We are looking for a Development Manager (Sponsorship and Individuals).

It’s an exciting time to join the Fruitmarket’s team, as the organisation reopened on 7 July 2021 after a capital project which saw the Fruitmarket refurbished and extended with new spaces for culture and learning.

The Development Manager (Sponsorship and Individuals) post is a key member of the Development Team, responsible for maintaining and growing philanthropic support to enable the Fruitmarket to realise its long-term artistic and organisational ambitions.

Having successfully achieved capital fundraising targets of over £2.3m through major gifts and individual giving and increased revenue income from philanthropy by 90% since the inception of the Development Manager (Sponsorship and Individuals) role in 2018, the Fruitmarket is well placed to develop on this success and is looking for a personable, motivated and organised individual to take on this role.

We are looking for someone with the skills and abilities to fundraise successfully from sponsors and individuals. They should have highly developed people skills, with the ability to manage and grow relationships and to write and present compelling appeals for support. They should be able to collaborate with the team across the organisation’s work to devise and deliver a philanthropy strategy that delivers on shared goals. They should have demonstrated ability to generate and maintain good relationships for an organisation and inspire others to follow their cause.

In all our work, the Fruitmarket aims to reach people who have been under-represented in audiences, in our team and in the sector. We encourage all applications for this post, particularly from those who are currently under-represented on the staffs of cultural institutions. The Fruitmarket welcomes all people no matter their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, class, cultural background, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity status.

More details here: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

We are looking for a Development Manager (Sponsorship and Individuals).

It’s an exciting time to join the Fruitmarket’s team, as the organisation reopened on 7 July 2021 after a capital project which saw the Fruitmarket refurbished and extended with new spaces for culture and learning.

The Development Manager (Sponsorship and Individuals) post is a key member of the Development Team, responsible for maintaining and growing philanthropic support to enable the Fruitmarket to realise its long-term artistic and organisational ambitions.

Having successfully achieved capital fundraising targets of over £2.3m through major gifts and individual giving and increased revenue income from philanthropy by 90% since the inception of the Development Manager (Sponsorship and Individuals) role in 2018, the Fruitmarket is well placed to develop on this success and is looking for a personable, motivated and organised individual to take on this role.

We are looking for someone with the skills and abilities to fundraise successfully from sponsors and individuals. They should have highly developed people skills, with the ability to manage and grow relationships and to write and present compelling appeals for support. They should be able to collaborate with the team across the organisation’s work to devise and deliver a philanthropy strategy that delivers on shared goals. They should have demonstrated ability to generate and maintain good relationships for an organisation and inspire others to follow their cause.

In all our work, the Fruitmarket aims to reach people who have been under-represented in audiences, in our team and in the sector. We encourage all applications for this post, particularly from those who are currently under-represented on the staffs of cultural institutions. The Fruitmarket welcomes all people no matter their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, class, cultural background, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity status.

More details here: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

We are seeking an intern aged 16-25 year to work on our DIY Youth-led Programme. DIY is the Fruitmarket’s new youth-led ...
22/06/2021

We are seeking an intern aged 16-25 year to work on our DIY Youth-led Programme. DIY is the Fruitmarket’s new youth-led programme that has been reimagined following our first youth internships at the gallery. During this one day per week 6-month post, the DIY Youth Intern will develop skills in curating events, delivering one or two creative public projects at the Fruitmarket.

This is a supported post as part of our Engagement team, and no previous experience is required. Projects can relate to your own arts knowledge, skills or interests and/or relate to the Fruitmarket’s exhibition programme. The shape of projects is open-ended, and could include workshops, talks, a conference, exhibitions, performances, film screenings etc, with the involvement of freelance artists or other creative professionals as appropriate.

The Fruitmarket are aiming to ensure that the gallery staff and programme reflects the diverse people in our communities. This internship is open to applications from 16 – 25 year olds who are from marginalised groups, such as young people who are: from a black or ethnic minority community; disabled; from a low-income background; working class; LGBTQ+; living in care or supported accommodation; a parent; a carer; suffering with long term health issues, including mental health conditions.

For further information and details on how to apply here: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

Deadline: Thursday 8 July, 5pm.

Photo: Sally Jubb Photography

We are seeking an intern aged 16-25 year to work on our DIY Youth-led Programme. DIY is the Fruitmarket’s new youth-led programme that has been reimagined following our first youth internships at the gallery. During this one day per week 6-month post, the DIY Youth Intern will develop skills in curating events, delivering one or two creative public projects at the Fruitmarket.

This is a supported post as part of our Engagement team, and no previous experience is required. Projects can relate to your own arts knowledge, skills or interests and/or relate to the Fruitmarket’s exhibition programme. The shape of projects is open-ended, and could include workshops, talks, a conference, exhibitions, performances, film screenings etc, with the involvement of freelance artists or other creative professionals as appropriate.

The Fruitmarket are aiming to ensure that the gallery staff and programme reflects the diverse people in our communities. This internship is open to applications from 16 – 25 year olds who are from marginalised groups, such as young people who are: from a black or ethnic minority community; disabled; from a low-income background; working class; LGBTQ+; living in care or supported accommodation; a parent; a carer; suffering with long term health issues, including mental health conditions.

For further information and details on how to apply here: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

Deadline: Thursday 8 July, 5pm.

Photo: Sally Jubb Photography

The Fruitmarket and Starcatchers are seeking two artist educators from visual and performance art disciplines to co-crea...
02/06/2021

The Fruitmarket and Starcatchers are seeking two artist educators from visual and performance art disciplines to co-create artistic experiences with children aged 0 – 5 for The Wonder Studio, an ambitious new two-year programme.

After a two-year closure period, the Fruitmarket reopens in July 2021 with new and reinvigorated spaces. The building now includes our first ever engagement Studio: a safe and dedicated space at the heart of the building, in which audiences can engage with art and ideas. The Studio and more accessible spaces and facilities allow the Fruitmarket to work with very young children and their families for the first time.

Over two years The Wonder Studio artists will work with children aged 3 – 5 from Greengables nursery in Craigmillar. In the first year, two projects lead to celebration events at Lyra in the local community, and at the Fruitmarket. The second year develops the programme into public sessions for 0 – 5 year olds at the Fruitmarket, run in conjunction with children at Greengables nursery.

We are seeking two freelance artist educators from different disciplines within the visual and performing arts to work together to lead the creative programme. Artists will be responsible for designing and delivering creative activities, in consultation with Fruitmarket and Starcatchers staff. Creative content will link to the artists own professional skills and interests, and to the Fruitmarket’s exhibition programme. In year 1 the first project will be centred on the artist educators’ practice, and the second linking to the Fruitmarket’s exhibition programme.

The Fruitmarket aims to reach people who have been under-represented in audiences, in our team and in the sector and have prioritised increasing representation of disabled people; people who are black, Asian or from an ethnic minority background; and people from a low socio-economic background. The Fruitmarket welcomes all people no matter their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, class, cultural background, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity status.

We welcome applications from individual artists and joint applications from two artists with an existing practice of working together.
Full details here: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

We are looking to recruit a freelance Artist Educator to work on the Celebrate Art Youth Project.Celebrate Art is a co-p...
29/05/2021
Current job vacancies at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

We are looking to recruit a freelance Artist Educator to work on the Celebrate Art Youth Project.

Celebrate Art is a co-production creative project in partnership with Canongate Youth and Access to Industry, working with young people aged 18 – 25, who are NEET, socially excluded, or have experience of mental health issues, ADHD, Asperger’s or Autism. This opportunity is open to artists with experience of working with vulnerable young people.

The artist educator must be available to deliver 2 hour creative sessions weekly on Fridays from July 2021 to March 2022. This is a freelance contract for a total of 180 hours, 6 hours per week for a total of 30 sessions.

More information and details on how to apply below: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

Any future job opportunities at the Fruitmarket are announced on this page and on the Fruitmarket's social media

We are looking for Information Assistants for our front of house team. We are reopening after a major redevelopment proj...
21/05/2021

We are looking for Information Assistants for our front of house team.

We are reopening after a major redevelopment project with more space for art, a new space for cross artform collaborations, a new learning studio and improved café facilities.

Information Assistants work as part of a team to ensure the safety of art in the building and to ensure that each visitor’s experience of the Gallery and its programmes is the best possible. Information Assistants form part of the Gallery’s layered approach to interpretation, offering information to visitors at the level they require, giving them the tools to enable them to access art at the level that is appropriate for them. Information Assistants carry out regular cover in the Bookshop, serving customers and acting as the first point of contact with the Gallery for the public. They support the delivery of a range of public and private events. The role Involves direct contact with the public, and a friendly, confident manner is vital.

The Fruitmarket aims to reach people who have been under represented in audiences, in our team and in the sector and have prioritised increasing representation of disabled people, people who are black, Asian or from an ethnic minority background. The Fruitmarket welcomes all people no matter their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, class, cultural background, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity status.

We are hosting zoom sessions for you to find out more about the role, information on these, the full job description and how to apply can be found in the link below

Deadline: 3 June.
Full job description and how to apply here: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

We are looking for Information Assistants for our front of house team.

We are reopening after a major redevelopment project with more space for art, a new space for cross artform collaborations, a new learning studio and improved café facilities.

Information Assistants work as part of a team to ensure the safety of art in the building and to ensure that each visitor’s experience of the Gallery and its programmes is the best possible. Information Assistants form part of the Gallery’s layered approach to interpretation, offering information to visitors at the level they require, giving them the tools to enable them to access art at the level that is appropriate for them. Information Assistants carry out regular cover in the Bookshop, serving customers and acting as the first point of contact with the Gallery for the public. They support the delivery of a range of public and private events. The role Involves direct contact with the public, and a friendly, confident manner is vital.

The Fruitmarket aims to reach people who have been under represented in audiences, in our team and in the sector and have prioritised increasing representation of disabled people, people who are black, Asian or from an ethnic minority background. The Fruitmarket welcomes all people no matter their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, class, cultural background, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity status.

We are hosting zoom sessions for you to find out more about the role, information on these, the full job description and how to apply can be found in the link below

Deadline: 3 June.
Full job description and how to apply here: https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/recruitment/

Leading UK visual arts institutions and art schools unite against proposed government cuts to arts education in an open ...
12/05/2021

Leading UK visual arts institutions and art schools unite against proposed government cuts to arts education in an open letter to Secretary of Education Gavin Williamson - gaining more than 300 signatures.

CVA Network and a Visual Arts Alliance have brought together 300 leaders from across the visual arts sector including art institutions, art schools, galleries and universities across the country, to issue an open letter to Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education asking him to revoke his proposed 50% cuts in subsidy support to arts subjects across higher education.

Making news headlines this morning, an article published by The Guardian reads:

“The cuts will come from an overall teaching budget of £1.47bn, with a student on an affected course seeing their funding fall from £243 to £121.50. Signatories of the letter and other opponents of the proposal, including musician Jarvis Cocker, have said that will deter those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and leave arts subjects as the preserve of wealthy students”

Read the open letter in full on the Art Is Essential campaign website here: https://www.artisessential.art/open-letter

Read The Guardian article in full here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/may/12/tragic-misstep-arts-education-cuts-risk-uk-cultural-leadership-government-told

#ArtIsEssential #SaveArtsEducation

Leading UK visual arts institutions and art schools unite against proposed government cuts to arts education in an open letter to Secretary of Education Gavin Williamson - gaining more than 300 signatures.

CVA Network and a Visual Arts Alliance have brought together 300 leaders from across the visual arts sector including art institutions, art schools, galleries and universities across the country, to issue an open letter to Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education asking him to revoke his proposed 50% cuts in subsidy support to arts subjects across higher education.

Making news headlines this morning, an article published by The Guardian reads:

“The cuts will come from an overall teaching budget of £1.47bn, with a student on an affected course seeing their funding fall from £243 to £121.50. Signatories of the letter and other opponents of the proposal, including musician Jarvis Cocker, have said that will deter those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and leave arts subjects as the preserve of wealthy students”

Read the open letter in full on the Art Is Essential campaign website here: https://www.artisessential.art/open-letter

Read The Guardian article in full here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/may/12/tragic-misstep-arts-education-cuts-risk-uk-cultural-leadership-government-told

#ArtIsEssential #SaveArtsEducation

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Centrally situated behind Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, the Gallery is close to major bus routes on the Royal Mile, North Bridge, Waverley Bridge and Princes Street.

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Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
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The Fruitmarket Gallery programmes exhibitions with the best Scottish and International artists and enriches these with a wide variety of cultural and educational events. We are committed to making contemporary art accessible without under-estimating audiences or compromising art or the ideas it enacts. We create a welcoming space for people to think with art in ways that are meaningful to them – for free.

Our exhibitions, publications and events aim to show thinking happening, to demonstrate that art is a creative, active and generous cultural force, to resonate with visitors and to create an enriching, challenging context for an audience’s own ideas.

We believe that engaging with art in this way is enjoyable, leads to an improved quality of life, and revitalises our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as part of society.

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