North Edinburgh Arts is a trusted community anchor for Muirhouse, West Pilton and the surrounding neighbourhoods. It is the creative hub for the area and centre for social exchange, tackling social isolation and an informal, welcoming one stop shop for community support.
As part of the ongoing regeneration programme around MacMillan Square, North Edinburgh Arts (NEA) has completed its Community Asset Transfer with the City of Edinburgh Council. Secured by support from the local community and the Scottish Land Fund, the transfer includes an additional plot of land to the north of the organisation’s venue.
NEA is now a vital step closer to building a first class creative and community hub in partnership with the Council, keeping NEA at the centre of a creative, connected, inspired and inspiring community. Bringing the organisation, established in 1998, into community ownership and extending the facilities will make sure this dynamic community venue is fit for purpose in the decades to come. New enterprise, workshop, learning space and creative studios are planned, alongside an expanded café, youth area and shared atrium all working to complement the Council’s adjoining library, early year’s centre, and new housing.
We are aware that local and national agencies recognise NEA as the key strategic cultural and community partner for the North West of the city and we want to maximise our opportunities and build on existing work over the next three to five years.
15a Pennywell Court
0131 3156 410
Key contact: Kate Wimpress