Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 Commissions Programme

Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) 2017 Commissions Programme presents new publicly-sited works across the city, opening up new spaces for the first time and offering a unique opportunity to experience hidden corners or often overlooked parts of the city. 

In Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the 2017 commissions programme invites artists to reflect on two important anniversaries for the city – the foundation of the first Edinburgh Festival in 1947, and the publication in 1917 of Patrick Geddes’ The Making of the Future: A Manifesto and a Project.  Separated by a generation, both were born directly out of the experience of global conflict, and a strong belief that artists could play a critical role in helping societies to imagine new and better ways of living.

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