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Open Call for Submissions 

Our open call for submissions for both Pop-Up Exhibitions & Events and Platform launches in January each year.

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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. 

To see the pop-up exhibitions and events that were part of the 14th edition of the festival, view and download our Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 Guide


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. 

To see the selected artists that were exhibited in Platform: 2017 you can view and download our Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 Guide


Image: Platform 2017, ECA Firestation | Photo: Johnny Barrington