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Open Call for Submissions 

Edinburgh Art Festival is pleased to announce its open call for submissions for the 14th edition of the festival, which will run from 27 July to 27 August 2017. If you have a project that you’d like to bring to the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, we’d like to hear from you. See below for the following parts of the programme that are open for applications.

Proposal deadline for both programmes: Monday 27 February 2017 at 5pm

View the 2016 programme: Festival Giude 
View the varied venues that were part of the 2016 programme: Festival Map 


Pop-Up Exhibitions and Events

Each year, Edinburgh Art Festival invites proposals from artists, curators and organisations working in the field of visual art who do not have a year-round exhibition programme in Edinburgh. Proposals are assessed by a panel consisting of the Festival Director, Sorcha Carey and the Programme Committee. 

Download the Pop Up Exhibitions and Events criteria and application form 


Platform: 2017

Platform is a festival initiative aimed at supporting artists at the beginning of their careers to participate in the festival programme. Between 3–5 artists selected through open call are invited to present their work in a group exhibition as part of the festival. The selected artists are given an artist fee, a dedicated production budget, and supported by the festival team throughout the development and delivery of the exhibition. 

Download the Platform: 2017 criteria and Platfrom: 2017 application form to apply

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