Art Houses Submissions Invited

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The Art Walk Porty Festival presents a unique opportunity for practising artists to be part of a thriving event that celebrates the creative community of Portobello & Joppa at Edinburgh’s seaside. It’s a chance for creative exchange with other artists and members of the public, as well as for opportunities to sell and promote your own work, set within the context of a larger festival that involves Art in Shops, Public Realm Commissions and Live Art Events running across the full ten-day period.  

Our Art Houses strand, as part of the festival, is a curated programme that shows a range of work and disciplines in artists houses, studios and gardens, with in the region of 25 houses/studios being accepted. This year we look to section the venues around 4 walking routes: North, South, East, West. We welcome creative approaches to the exhibiting of work and to artists embracing our 2024 eco-arts theme of UNDERCURRENT, which continues our commitment to delivering public realm works connecting to issues around ecological change specific to coastal change. We will be developing a participatory arts programme that centres on subjects of water and food security, farming, agriculture, and colonial histories. 

Selection Panel 

The selection panel will consist of members of the Art Walk Committee. The panel will consider:

  • Strong evidence of artistic practice both in the local context and in a wider art context (exhibitions and development of artwork for other environments). This will be assessed from the evidence provided in the CV.
  • A clear, well thought through and coherent approach to your art practice, showing quality, consistency and a professional approach to presentation across the work submitted. This will be assessed through the images of artwork provided. 
  • Response to the 2024 theme of UNDERCURRENT evident in the application, where that is appropriate. 

All applicants are required to have full details of the location of their proposed Art House at the time of submitting their application.

Please note a separate Art in Shops Call for Works will take place during April.

We will confirm all artist bookings for our curated Art Houses programme via email by 12 April 2024

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE SUBMISSION FORM using the links below.

Email your completed form along with separate images and cv to rosy@artwalkporty.co.uk by 30 March 2024, 11pm.