Featuring over 40 exhibitions each year, Edinburgh Art Festival is the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals.
Celebrating its 19th edition, Edinburgh Art Festival runs from 11 to 27 August 2023.
About Edinburgh Art Festival
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums, production facilities and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art.
The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, it is a leading international platform for supporting the development, production and presentation of ambitious new work by artists working in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
Each year the Festival features leading international and UK artists alongside the best emerging talent with a special programme of newly commissioned artworks that responds to public and historic sites in the city.
The vast majority of Edinburgh Art Festival is free with a packed programme featuring exhibitions, performances, screenings, artist talks and guided tours.
Learning and engagement
Alongside the main festival programme, they also run a yearly series of learning and engagement activities which aim to inspire people to get creative, remove barriers and broaden access to visual art and the festival programme.
Tailored tours, workshops and projects with community organisations and local schools explore fundamental local issues from an artistic point of view.
Edinburgh Art Festival 2023
Running for 3 weeks, the 2023 programme will feature artists, thinkers, writers and performers showcasing work connected to feminist and queer practice. Displayed in various forms, visitors can expect to see visual art, sound, moving images and music.
The full 2023 programme will be published in late spring.
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This page was created in collaboration with our friends at Festivals Edinburgh.
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