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£3m grant helps art centre take shape

posted 26 Oct 2010, 05:52 by David Rintoul   [ updated 26 Oct 2010, 06:06 ]

A garden cafe and events space proposal for Newhaven has scooped a £3 million prize to create a new arts venue in the Capital.

The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's bid to create two new artists' studios, outdoor exhibition space and a 90-foot "gateway" tower beat off competition from the Scottish Book Trust and Edinburgh College of Art.

The anonymous donor who funded the prize gave the Scottish Community Foundation - a charity that specialises in supporting philanthropic causes - the green light to award the £3m to the ESW this morning.