Platform 2016 - Call for Artists

Platform 2016 – Call for Artists

Edinburgh Art Festival announces a call for artists for Platform 2016, an early career opportunity.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 Feb 2016

Following the success of launch of Edinburgh Art Festival’s Platform: 2015 last August, we are delighted to announce the call for proposals to participate in Platform 2016, our new initiative designed to provide a dedicated opportunity for artists at the beginning of their careers to participate in the festival.

Between three to five artists selected through the open call will be invited to present their work in a group exhibition as part of the 2016 festival. Selected artists will be given an artist fee, a dedicated production budget, and supported by the festival team throughout the development and delivery of the exhibition.

Applicants must:

  • Be based in Scotland and have been living here for a minimum of 2 years
  • Have graduated with a BA in Fine Art, or closely related subject, a minimum of 2 years ago and not more than 10 years ago
  • Have not yet had significant presentation within a public institution, or achieved representation by a commercial gallery

Platform: 2016 is supported by Saltire Society

Edinburgh Art Festival is interested in providing a platform for early career artists. Giving them a chance to present work as a part of the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art. We are dedicated to sharing ambitious presentations of Scottish, UK and international artists, contemporary and historic.

For more information, contact

Platform 2016


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