We kindly request a donation of £4 per submission to assist with administration costs associated with this not-for-profit event.
To start the online submission procedure, please pay your donation using the secure PayPal button link below.
After completing check out you will be taken to our artist entry system ‘EntryThingy’.
A unique entry number will be given at this stage – please quote your entry number when corresponding with the Festival – this code will also allow purchase of concessionary tickets to Festival events.
EntryThingy is a US hosted service which will ask for a ‘US State’ upon registration, simply select ‘none’ where this does not apply.
If you would prefer to submit an offline application, this can be downloaded here: FEA 2013 Manual_VA_Application
All work submitted for consideration must be conceived and executed by the Artist and completed after 2003, i.e. it should be no more than 10 years old.
No artwork will be accepted which:
Submission by image: please see the image requirements.
Selection in the first instance will be made from photographs or digital images. All entries must reach the exhibition office by noon (12pm) UK time on the 23rd of March 2013.
Any entries received after this may be invalid.
Artists will be informed of the outcome of their submission on, or before, the 5th of April 2013.
Only one image per work should be submitted unless the work is a free standing sculpture in which case two images may be submitted.
Images used in entries must represent actual work(s) to be exhibited. The image of the work must not be manipulated and should be of the work entered. The work shown must be available, if chosen, to travel to Edinburgh and be exhibited from the 10th to 16th of June.
Event producers, curator and head juror will view all images entered. The jury process is anonymous: jurors are not given the names of the artists, nor artists their juror.
Accepted work may be put on sale at the exhibition. The price of artwork should be set by the artist; The Festival will retain 25% of the selling price as commission.
Payment for work sold during the exhibition will be issued to Artist, less 25%, within 45 days of the festival end date.
FEA does not approve or condone the exploitation of people of any gender. If an artist is unable to provide evidence of permission for use of the model’s photographic image on request organisers reserve the right to remove or exclude the artwork from the exhibition. Organisers take no responsibility to defend in public or in court, any legal action against artwork submitted to the Exhibition.
Transportation and artist appearance at the festival
Works that are shortlisted must be delivered either directly to our gallery in Edinburgh. We are unable to incur the cost of item transportation for works selected via our Open Call for Art.
It is not mandatory that a visual artist attend the exhibition in person, though it is highly recommended.
We cannot cover the cost of artist transport or accommodation, though can help locate this.
FEA and the exhibition galleries reserve the right to accept or reject any piece for final inclusion at the event .
Event organisers reserve the right to refuse to exhibit any work it deems unacceptable due to poor craftsmanship, presentation or significant departure from the original accepted entry.
Submission Fee – We would prefer not to charge artists for their application to exhibit at FEA, however due to the nature of the event and the type of visual art we will exhibit; a formal, registration and application process is necessary. All professional, industry approved options to provide this service levy a fee, due to the number of submissions expected at an open art call we took the decision to request a voluntary donation to help cover this cost.
Note: In addition to our open call for artists, there will be invited artists exhibiting as part of our curated programme, their terms may differ from those stated above.