Syn Festival Edinburgh invites artists to participate in the new ‘Odysseys’ Exhibition, that will take place at Upper Church at Summerhall from 9 – 22 March 2018.

Deadline: 2 February 2018, 11:59

Submission Form

• Open to visual artists at any stage of their career working in any media, including painting, sculpture, photography, print, drawing, video, mixed and digital media.
• Open to artists living anywhere in Scotland.

How to Apply
• Artists can initially submit up to 3 works.
• Applicants should download and complete the Submission Form and email it to along with up to 5 images of their work.
• Image files should be submitted as jpegs of no more than 1mb in size, clearly labelled with applicant’ s name, and the title of the artwork/s as the file name . [YOUR NAME _TITLE OF THE ARTWORK]
• Video works should be submitted as links to web hosts such as Vimeo or similar.
• All submitted work must have been created/completed within the last two years.
• Application deadline: 2 February 2018, 11.59 pm.
• No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.
A Guidelines is available for further information.

The exhibition – Current Theme
This year’s festival, under the title ‘Odysseys’, constitutes a celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and symbiosis. Drawing inspiration from the adventurous journey of the epic hero, whose goal was to return to his homeland, Syn Festival presents a multitude of events which bring forth the various cultural aspects of the contemporary world. In the era of Brexit, mass migration and extremist political rhetoric, the artists of the festival renegotiate the concepts of homeland and symbiosis, and reject the exclusion of social groups. With the multicultural city of Edinburgh taken as a starting point, this year’s festival presents different “journeys” of people who, through their creative propositions, envision a better tomorrow.

For further information please contact Maru Riaza and Glyka Penna at or visit