Applications are now open from 1st to 28th February 2018 for those wishing to participate in our 'Art Houses' programme as part of the 2018 Art Walk.

'Art Houses' will be open Sat 1st + Sun 2nd Sept
and Sat 8th + Sun 9th Sept 2018

Information + Prices

We are keen to hear from artists wishing to take part in this year's event who demonstrate evidence of a clear and coherent approach to their art practice, showing quality through their work presented. We also welcome creative approaches to the exhibiting of work and to ideas that respond to AWP18's theme of the 'Pleasure Ground': a look at our seaside entertainment history, of music halls and bandstands.

Cost to participate: 2 weekends £100 | 1 weekend £60
Additional artists: if more than 1 artist exhibiting at venue - extra fee per artist of £25 per booking (to max of 2 additional artists)
A 5% commission is payable on sales received per venue exceeding more than £2000

Artworks shown are to be original work from the artist submitting the form. Extra artists at same venue are required to complete a separate form.

All participants will receive coverage in the folded event map, a page on the web site and through social media.
They will also be expected to promote their own 'Art House' in the lead up to the event (guidance will be given).

Artists are welcome to organise their own preview evenings on the Fridays. Venues will be publicised as open to the public on the Sats + Suns only.

Artists wishing to run workshops, talks or performances as part of their 'Art House' are more than welcome too, please include details on your completed form.

Want to take part but dont live in Portobello?
We accept applications from artists living elsewhere but artists will be required to find their own location/house.

In the region of 30 'Art Houses' will be invited to participate. We will inform all applicants by 16th March 2018.

How to Apply

Please download the application form using the link below, complete and return by email to:

along with 3 images of your recent work
and 1 'artist at work' image
by the deadline of Weds 28th February, 5pm.

See Guidance Tips for preparing images
See last year's Art Houses


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If you have any enquiries

Please email Jenny Martin




We will be announcing info about our 'Art in Shops' programme shortly. Our 'Maker's Market' will take place 7-9 September at the Dalriada, with applications open from 1st March.

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