GRADCURATE is an Edinburgh-based platform for recent graduate artists to showcase their work.

The driving force behind the project is a desire to support artists who find themselves stuck ‘in limbo’ between student and professional life – no longer having access to oppportunities through their degree programme, while facing intense competition from established practicioners; lacking the flexibility to gain further industry experience due to work commitments and the need to earn a living. GRADCURATE seeks to address these issues by:

  • Inviting recent graduates to display work in a series of group pop-up exhibitions, allowing the cost of exhibition space hire to be shared at an affordable rate

  • Undertaking all curatorial work and liaising with galleries on the artists’ behalf, minimising the time and effort required of them in the exhibition planning process

  • Allowing artists to keep 100% of profits made by taking no commission on sales

  • Promoting the artists’ work through our online platforms.

GRADCURATE is run by Sarah McLaughlin, an MA (Hons) History of Art and MSc Museum Studies graduate.