Kirsty Russell, Platform: 2021, Edinburgh Art Festival 2021. Photo: Sally Jubb Photography.


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Platform: 2022 | Open Call

Application deadline: Midnight, Sunday 13 February 2022

We are delighted to announce the call for proposals to participate in Platform: 2022.

This annual exhibition is designed to provide a dedicated platform for early career artists working in the field of contemporary art at the heart of Edinburgh Art Festival’s programme. As well as receiving a fee and a dedicated budget to make and present new work, invited artists will be supported by the festival team through all stages of exhibition making, from thinking through production and presentation needs, marketing the exhibition, and considering how the work meets an audience.

Invited selectors for 2022 will be writer and curator, Seán Elder, and artist Lucy Skaer.

If you are an artist at the beginning of your career and you are ready to showcase your work, we’d like to hear from you.

3 to 4 selected artists will be invited to present their work in a group exhibition as part of the 2022 festival and will be supported by the festival team throughout the development of the exhibition, including consideration of any access needs, and any adjustments required in light of restrictions relating to the global pandemic. Artists will also be offered an allowance to support additional mentoring or professional development/training related to their practice.

Edinburgh Art Festival is delivered by a small and friendly team of passionate and dedicated individuals. We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse organisation, we seek to work with artists of all identities, and we encourage applications from those who are currently under-represented within the visual arts.

Download the Platform: 2022 Open Call

Download the Platform: 2022 Application Form

How to Apply

Please see the Open Call information for full details of how to apply, and send completed application form and related materials to using ‘Platform: 2022’ as the subject heading. For attachments or large files, please use a file sharing facility such as WeTransfer.

Application deadline: Midnight, Sunday 13 February 2022

We also ask all applicants to fill in an anonymous online Equal Opportunities form.

In line with The Equality Act 2010, and to assess how we are operating in line with our Equality, Disability and Inclusion aims, we collect information from applicants which does not relate to our assessment of your application. This data is used for statistical reporting only, is kept anonymous and is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Please note any proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.