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Platform: 2023

Early Career Artist Award – Call for Submissions

About the call

We are excited to announce the call for proposals to participate in Platform: 2023, Edinburgh Art Festival’s Early Career Artist Award. This annual group exhibition is designed to provide a dedicated platform for early career artists based in Scotland and working in the field of contemporary art within Edinburgh Art Festival’s programme.  

We are looking to support early career artists who can demonstrate an independent creative practice. Applicants must be based in Scotland and have been living or working in Scotland for at least 2 years.

External selectors for 2023 will be Zoé Whitley and Iarlaith Ni Fheorais, selecting alongside our Director, Kim McAleese.

Selected Artists will receive:

  • £1,500 artist fee 
  • £1,500 to produce your work  
  • £500 mentoring support 

Deadline for proposals: Sunday 15 January 2023, Midnight

Notification of decision to applicants: beginning of February 2023

Read the open call below, and when you’re ready, submit via the application form. We’ve also provided a page with links and resources.