Research project to map future Edinburgh arts investment
A report on the investment required for cultural initiatives in Edinburgh over the next 20 years is in the pipeline.
Commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian, consultants will look at all aspects of culture in the Capital, including theatres, art galleries and outdoor arenas.
The study will assess the investment required for arts venues across Edinburgh, whether they are run by the local authority, privately or by national organisations.
John Stalker, chief executive of the Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the King’s and Festival theatres, welcomed the decision.
“The city faces a massive deficit following years of under-investment in its cultural infrastructure,” he said.
“It has to deal with that if it is going to sustain the Edinburgh International Festival and the fringe festival and all the other festivals into the future.”