35mm still from ‘Dorothy Towers’ featuring hairless cat being held by its owner.

About the Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, and returns from 9 – 25 August 2024. Founded in 2004, we work with local and international partners to present an ambitious and meaningful programme of exhibitions, events and projects across the city. 

Since its beginnings, the festival has featured exhibitions including international and UK artists at a pivotal point in their career alongside the best emerging talent, major survey exhibitions of historic figures, and a programme of newly commissioned artworks that respond to historic sites in the city.  

The festival’s year-round community engagement programme has long-term relationships and partnerships across the city, creating relevant and memorable experiences with artists. We invite local people to explore culture, community, the city and self-expression, and value, with many festival projects reflecting this unique creative relationship.

Find out more about Our Programme and Previous Festivals.

You can read more about our Learning and Engagement Programme here.

We are committed to minimising our environmental impact, working directly, and in partnership with our participating venues and festival colleagues. Find out more about our Environmental Policy.

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