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Development Manager (Trusts and Foundations)
Competitive Salary and Benefits

The Fruitmarket Gallery is a leading contemporary art gallery showing world class modern and contemporary art to ever-increasing audiences.

Established in 1974 and located in the heart of Edinburgh, the Gallery works with renowned contemporary artists, and is widely recognised as one of the most important and exciting art institutions in the world.

It’s an exciting time to join the Fruitmarket Gallery’s team, as the organisation is about to embark on an ambitious development project which will see the Gallery upgrade its existing building and expand into the building next door, bringing it into cultural use.

The Development Manager (Trusts & Foundations) will be a key member of the Development Team, responsible for maintaining and expanding our portfolio of partnerships with trusts and foundations to enable The Fruitmarket Gallery to realise its long-term artistic and organisational ambitions.

A skilled fundraiser, with excellent communication and relationships skills, you will have sound experience in identifying new funding prospects and in securing funds from trusts and foundations. The ability to build effective relationships and share a passion for the importance of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s work are essential, as is the ability to work creatively and collaboratively across teams.

For more information or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partners Richmond Associates:, or visit to download the information pack.

Closing date: Mon 28 May 2018

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The Fruitmarket Gallery and Despina are pleased to announce a new collaborative project, following last year’s participation in British Council Brazil’s UK-BR Exchange Programme. 

Open Bodies is a residency programme designed jointly by Despina and The Fruitmarket Gallery, with support from the British Council and Creative Scotland. It seeks Scottish-based artists who make performance and whose work engages with gender and/or sexuality.

The programme is in two parts. The residency will take place at Despina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 2018. The selected artists will participate in a range of cross-cultural activities such as public talks, sharing of work, studio visits and exhibition tours. Part two of the programme welcomes the artists back to The Fruitmarket Gallery to participate in the Open Out programme in Edinburgh in February 2019.

Download the information pack here
 for more information and details on how to apply.

Deadline: 31 May 2018.


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