Following on from its successful pilot in 2020-21, the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers (ALAAO) is once more collaborating with the Arts Council to present PLATFORM 31 – a national opportunity for artists to be supported to investigate how they might develop their practice or make work in a different way.
Designed to support and enable career development for 31 mid-career artists - one artist will be selected from each of the 31 local authorities around Ireland - there are two elements of support for participating artists in this pilot scheme: financial and developmental.
Participating artists will receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in themselves and their practice, combined with participation in a developmental programme.
Informed by last year’s pilot, the PLATFORM 31 developmental programme will provide coaching, advisory support and networking opportunities for participating artists, introducing them to a pool of critical thinkers to share their work and encouraging a national conversation about creating work in local contexts.
Designed to support mid-career artists, PLATFORM 31 is open to artists of any artform, medium and practice – as well as multi-disciplinary artists, living in any of the 31 Local Authority regions in Ireland.
Applications open from March 3rd to 30th 2022.