Forgan Arts Centre is a home for artistic production, experimentation, and learning in North East Fife

Gardening for the Future

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday we host an open volunteer meet-up in the gardens at the centre. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. The meet-up is led by gardener, grower, and environmentalist Dr Helena Simmons who will support people to get involved.

The activities include building raised beds, learning about ‘no-dig’ growing, planting vegetable and flowers, harvesting, and the never ending weeding and pruning to keep the gardens tidy. All activities relate to the sustainability, improving biodiversity, and tackling the climate emergency.

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Artist Residencies

In 2024 we will be offering artist residencies at Forgan Arts Centre. Artists will be able to use the centre’s professional facilities and access a studio space. We are currently renovating a building on the estate called The Gardener’s Cottage. The cottage used to be exactly that, the home for The Leng family’s gardener. It’s been uninhabited for many years, slowly falling into disrepair. We are slowly restoring it so it might be a home again.

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Coorie Community Café

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday enjoy the Coorie Community Café, a creative space in which to spend time at Forgan Arts Centre. There’s always tea in the pot, coffee brewing, juice and snacks, all free of charge.

Each week centre staff organise art and craft activities, or you’re welcome to bring your own project. The cafe is for people of all ages and is an opportunity to explore the grounds and gardens and meet new people.

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Have your say

We are planning Forgan’s future and are keen to hear from you. What does your community need and want from Forgan Arts Centre? What issues are important to you? What does an art centre in North East Fife mean to you?

We are partnering with tialt (there is an alternative), a person-centred social research and evaluation organisation, to ask our communities a few questions to help us plan for future activities at Forgan Arts Centre. Sign up to our newsletter to find out how to participate.

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