Mandy Crew USA

The Forest

  • About
    The Forest is a volunteer-run, self-funded, independent, not-for-profit arts space located in the centre of Edinburgh.

    It is available to all people and is funded by its vegetarian cafe.

    The Forest is a registered charity : Charity No SC038234


    The Forest works in 5 main areas...
    Free Events
    Workshops
    Art Gallery
    Facilities for artists to practice and make art
    Projects and building links with the wider community

    The Forest is not commercially motivated. This allows us to experiment with projects which may not be possible for normal commercial organisations.


    All events in the Forest are free to attend
    and it's always free to perform.


    The Forest also offers monthly and quarterly grants to people to help pursue personal or collaborative projects.

    Forest provides: events, gallery space, wi-fi, zoetropes, equipment (decks, pa, projectors), a free shop, vegetarian cafe, grants programmes, cultural exchanges, recycling, workshops/skillshares, rehearsal/recording space, darkroom, people, etc.

    We've done loads of different projects over the years, from building stuff (often kitchens), youth work, holding street parties to collaborative music recordings.

    Forest runs according to a working group structure - this is a flat participatory system, which makes it easy for anyone to get involved.

    Forest is people. People is Forest.
    You is people. You is Forest.

    Enjoy exploring the site and see you in the Forest soon!
  • Address
    3 Bristo Place
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1EY
  • Website

Members of Mandy who have worked for The Forest