After years of dreaming, scheming, battling, planning and persuading, we are able to take forward the revival of St Peter’s seminary and Kilmahew woodlands. Today we received confirmation of £4.2m in funding to take forward the vision we have been developing for 8 years. The building was so nearly lost and this gives hope that Scotland and Europe will gain a new cultural centre worthy of the optimism and ambition that created it exactly 50 years ago. We thank Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland for joining us in the vision and ambition for the site and investing in its future.
This is a historic moment in the life of St Peter’s Seminary. We are now able to start work on its permanent transformation into an international cultural centre that will speak to the creative life of Europe. After the overwhelming response to Hinterland, our first major animation of the site, we have real hope that our vision for progressive, socially-focussed art will connect strongly with people and together we will forge a new place for public art and its significance in the world.
To find out more about our ambitious vision for St Peter’s Seminary and Kilmahew woodland, you can watch our short film A Future Reclaimed on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/122738190