SWG3 starts work on purpose-built urban arts studio

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SWG3, the multi-disciplinary Glasgow arts venue, has announced that work has begun on the next phase of its ambitious masterplan to reshape SWG3 and the surrounding areas into a world-class cultural destination.

The venue has been granted £1.5m to build a purpose-built Yard Works Studio to provide a home for hundreds of artists as well as youth and community organisations.

The funding has been provided through a combination of funders including the Scottish Government – Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, Foundation Scotland, William Grant Foundation, The National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

Andrew Fleming-Brown, Founder and Managing Director of SWG3, said, “SWG3 is absolutely delighted with this funding support. Yardworks has been a big part of our arts programme over the past few years and having the opportunity to develop a purpose-built facility to grow the programme will not just benefit the area culturally, but also have wider social and economic impact through the community.”

Paul Burns, Interim Deputy Director of Arts & Engagement at Creative Scotland commented, “The Yard Works Studio is another significant milestone in the development of SWG3 and importantly to the regeneration of Glasgow’s riverside. Combining a creative hub, quality outdoor exhibitions and public murals in local neighbourhoods, the proposal will bring more art into the streets, improving how local people live, learn, work and play and attracting visitors to the city.”

The total development cost of the Masterplan project is £7.1M (with £3.75M raised to date) which will come from a combination of private and public sector investments. The first phase which was major infrastructure works to improve public access and connectivity with funding from Clyde Mission will complete this month.

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