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Edinburgh Art Festival, SC038360
Registered charity from 15 June 2007
Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address19 Rutland Square
Edinburgh
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH1 2BB
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Websitewww.edinburghartfestival.com
Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type Standard
This is the link to the lead regulatory body for this organisation.Link to Companies Househttps://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/
This personalised charity registration logo can be downloaded free of charge and used on the charity’s website, email signatures and publications.OSCR Registration Logo
These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
The Company's object is to are to foster and promote the arts in society for the benefit of the general public and particularly of inhabitants of Edinburgh and its surrounding area by developing public appreciation of the arts and by improving public access to the arts and the quality of the arts and in particular (but without prejudice to the foregoing generality):- to establish and promote an annual festival in Edinburgh to be known as the 'Edinburgh Art Festival'; to sponsor or arrange educational exhibitions, displays, films, publications, discussions or seminars on the visual arts during the Edinburgh Art Festival; to sponsor or arrange any other activities or events of an educational nature to assist in promoting, maintaining and strengthening of the visual arts in Scotland; to enter into arrangements or to act in conjunction with any other person or persons if thought expedient for the effectual attainment of the stated object; to advise in relation to, prepare, organise andlor conduct educational and training courses and programmes; to design, prepare andlor distribute information packs, leaflets, books, newsletters, magazines, posters and other publications, audio and video recordings, multi-media products and display materials and to establish and maintain websites and other electronic means for sharing information; to liaise with local authorities, central government and agencies, local enterprise companies, charitablelcommunity benefit bodies and others, all with a view to furthering the aims of the Company; to undertake such other activities as the law shall from time to time regard as charitable; to raise funds and invite contributions from any person or persons whomsoever in such manner as the Directors shall think fit including, but not limited to, subscription or donation, provided that the Company shall not undertake permanent trading activities in raising funds; 3.10 to borrow money, and to secure the repayment thereof
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 29 Dec 2023
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
Constitutional Form Date: 15 Jun 2007
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: Wider, but within one local authority area
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: City of Edinburgh
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science"
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: "No specific group, or for the benefit of the community"
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Types of activity undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"
Annual Information Submission History
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure Annual Return Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Accounts Received The accounts available to view have had personal data such as signatures and addresses redacted (blacked out) to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The charity’s accounts are the responsibility of the charity trustees and any queries regarding the content of the accounts should be directed to the charity in the first instance. OSCR accepts no liability for the accuracy of the charity’s accounts nor any decision based upon them. Latest Accounts
31 Mar 2019 £655,175 £501,201 23 Dec 2019 Yes
31 Mar 2020 £584,852 £501,058 29 Dec 2020 Yes
31 Mar 2021 £447,965 £377,338 20 Dec 2021 Yes
31 Mar 2022 £628,940 £639,453 24 Mar 2023 Yes
31 Mar 2023 £611,321 £756,616 29 Dec 2023 Yes Published accounts can be found on the Companies House website
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