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Platform 31

The nationwide scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices in collaboration with the  Arts Council opens for applications on March 3 2022.

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.

For more information see



PLATFORM 31 is managed by Wicklow County Council on behalf of The Association  of Local Authority Arts Officers, in collaboration with the Arts Council. 

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