Granton site showing a large area with the gasworks in the background

Call for Site-Specific Artwork for Hidden Door 2021

Hidden Door is taking on a striking outdoor location for this year’s festival, taking place 15 -19 September 2021, and is inviting artists to contribute to help shape the visual identity of the site.

This year’s event will take place in a large, enclosed industrial yard on the site of the old Granton Gasworks in North Edinburgh. The site is dominated by the epic Gas Holder Tower – a distinctive 157ft high structure and industrial heritage landmark. The tower will form a dramatic back-drop to the outdoor festival site, which will be transformed with bars, covered areas and 2 stages built back-to-back in the centre of the space, hosting a multi-arts programme of live music, dance, theatre, spoken word and visual art.

We are looking for innovative projects which will transform the visual aesthetic of the festival adding to the spectacular impact for visitors. We are particularly looking for site-specific works which engage with the visual identity of the surrounding area and which celebrate Granton’s heritage. 

Successful projects will be allocated a budget of up to £2,500 and we’re welcoming applications from artists based in Scotland at any stage in their career – particularly those who consider themselves emerging artists.

The deadline for proposals is Monday 21 June, 11:59pm.

Find out more and see photos of the site.

Covid restrictions

Hidden Door is following all Scottish Government guidance in planning for our festival, to ensure a Covid-safe environment for artists, staff and our audience. As such, all submissions will need to ensure they follow relevant guidance and restrictions.