What we do

Forgan Arts Centre is an open and welcoming home for community driven and environmentally aware arts and learning. Situated in Newport-on-Tay, North East Fife, it provides a space for creatives from all walks of life (artists, makers, artist-educators, and members of the local community) to come together and develop creative skills. The programme of classes, workshops and socially engaged events are underpinned by a shared ethos that art can be transformative, create a sense of belonging and benefit wider culture and society.

Our vision is to sustain a uniquely open, welcoming space, to serve the needs of the community through creative practice, and directly enhance arts culture in all its forms.

Our mission is to draw people together, to provide arts-based learning and opportunities from early to advanced stages of practice.  Through our empowering and transformative ambition, we will create a grassroots artistic ecology, which is a safe place to take risks, challenge assumptions, and meet other people with a shared interest in the arts. Core to this are our facilities and expertise, that offer classes, professional facilities, and studio based learning, alongside residencies and events programme.


The Leng Home estate is Forgan Arts Centre’s home. The site comprises three buildings, the main centre, The Gardener’s Cottage and the Kiln House, all set within three acres of land. The main building is home to multipurpose classrooms and nine artist studios which are suitable for individual artists or collectives across disciplines. Our extensive grounds include mature woodland, curated gardens, purposeful wilderness, allotments, and shared community growing space. The Gardener’s Cottage is undergoing renovation and will be used for artist residencies and respite breaks.

Our Aims:

  • Forgan Arts Centre will advance the arts and lifelong creative practice.
  • Forgan Arts Centre will place the natural environment at the heart of its activities.
  • Forgan Arts Centre will provide a sense of place.
  • Forgan Arts Centre will be a sustainable organisation.

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