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The Fruitmarket Gallery has been an important part of Edinburgh’s cultural life for over 40 years, bringing the work of some of the world’s most important contemporary artists to Scotland and helping people engage with it in a way that is meaningful for them – for free.

As a registered charity, we rely on the vital support of public funding, trusts and foundations, businesses and individuals to help us deliver our ambitious, independent and always admission-free programme. The Fruitmarket Gallery works with artists from all over the world, bringing their art and ideas to Scotland and also commissioning important new works by them. Alongside our exhibitions we deliver a full programme of talks and events that enable everyone to engage with and enjoy contemporary art. Each year we welcome over 160,000 visitors to the Gallery, and encourage more than 3,000 people – many of whom might not otherwise get involved in cultural activities – to take part in our wide-reaching learning programme.

You too can help make all of this happen. Here are just a few examples of how your generosity can make a difference – 



Damian Ortega, Form, Fire and Forces workshop. Photo Sally Jubb Photography

A donation of £25 would pay for a regular drop-in Saturday exhibition tour led by one of our Information Assistants.


Phyllida Barlow workshop. Photo Sally Jubb Photography

A donation of £50 would help us to buy all the art materials needed for one of our Fresh Fruit youth workshops for 16-25 year olds.


Phyllida Barlow workshop. Photo Sally Jubb Photography

A donation of £100 would allow us to ensure that a selection of key reference books is made available in our Resource Room during each exhibition, enabling all our visitors to learn more about the artist and the art on display.

Regular donations are really helpful to us and allow us to plan and also encourage further funding. If you would like to support The Fruitmarket Gallery on a more regular basis, please complete our standing order form, or find out how you can become a Patron of The Fruitmarket Gallery, and help safe-guard the future of Scotland’s culture.

If you would like to send a cheque please make this payable to The Fruitmarket Gallery and send it to the address below.
The Development Team, The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

Or next time you visit us, you can also find a donation box at the entrance to the lower gallery exhibition space.

We really appreciate every donation, all helping us to be ambitious, independent and always free.

Talk To Us
If you have any questions, or would like to talk in person about your donation, please don’t hesitate to contact the Development Team P 0131 226 8185 / 8192