A big thank you to all our funders

Last week saw the end of the Illuminate Highlands campaign with Art Fund. We’d like to say a huge thank you to our 102 funders, who have donated to Wasps campaign to complete Inverness Creative Academy, provide a new home for art and creativity in the old Midmills buildings, and #IlluminateHighlands.

To everyone who donated, supported our Highland artist community by purchasing a reward (and to the artists who helped!), and shared our story – thank you!

With your incredible help, we have not only reached our target for the centrepiece lighting, but exceeded it! With more than £28,000 raised, we will be able to do even more to ensure the final stages of our capital project bring the old assembly hall back to life in style. We are in the final stages of works after years of planning, and we are excited to invite you all to see the finished project when we finally open the doors later this year.

We will keep you updated on progress and the opening timeline, and in the meantime you can keep up to date with the arts events and exhibitions showing in the completed Phase of Inverness Creative Academy and at Wasps studio buildings across Scotland, here.

For those who chose a reward, we’ll be working with Art Fund and the incredible team of supporting artists to get these ready over the coming months. The majority of these should be ready when we open the doors in Autumn, and we will keep in touch with updates on both.

It’s such an honour to have your support as we look forward to the opening of Inverness Creative Academy after a particularly challenging year for us all. We can’t wait to open this hidden gem for everyone to enjoy, and celebrate great art in the Highlands with you all when the lights are switched back on. Thanks for helping to make this happen!