Edinburgh Art Festival

27 July—27 August 2017

About

Edinburgh Art Festival is a unique celebration of the visual arts, delivered in partnership with the city’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces. Over the past thirteen years we have grown to become the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, presenting work by more than 250 artists at over 40 venues during August 2016. We engage new audiences with the visual arts, support artists to deliver ambitious projects and foster rich debate amongst local communities about culture and heritage in our city.

Edinburgh Art Festival will return for its 14th edition: 27 July - 27 August 2017


Commissions Programme

Commissions Programme

Each year we support Scottish and international artists to make new and ambitious projects which engage with the extraordinary context of Edinburgh in August. Presented principally in public spaces, our commissions allow access to overlooked or neglected parts of our city’s heritage.

Details announced late May

Pop-Up Exhibitions & Events

Pop-Up Exhibitions & Events

Each year the festival issues a call for projects and events conceived especially for the festival. Taking place in pop-up venues across the city, this programme is a chance to discover new work, including exhibitions, events and activities all in unusual spaces and places. The programme for 2017 will be announced soon.

Details available mid April

Art Late

Art Late

A series of exclusively programmed evening tours between partner galleries and festival venues, taking in artist talks, curator’s tours, live music and performance. The 2017 series will be announced with the publication of the Edinburgh Art Festival Guide.

Details announced late May

Partner Exhibitions

Partner Exhibitions

Presented across leading national institutions and artist run spaces, this rich programme of exhibitions developed by our gallery partners is a chance to experience ambitious and innovative presentations of some of the very best historic and contemporary artists from Scotland, the UK and beyond.

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Activities & Events

Activities & Events

A programme of events curated by Edinburgh Art Festival reflecting the yearly theme, including artist talks, tours and performances. The 2017 series will be announced with the publication of the Edinburgh Art Festival Guide.

Details announced late May

Platform

Platform

A festival showcase for artists at the beginning of their careers. Four individual artists or collaborative teams are selected from across Scotland from an open call.

Details announced late May

Permanent Commissions (open all year round)

Permanent Commissions (open all year round)

Several commissions have remained permanently in the city, available to visit all year round.

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