Meath County Council Arts Office announces its participation in PLATFORM31, a new national funding and development opportunity for mid-career artists. The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers, in collaboration with the Arts Council, present PLATFORM 31 – a national opportunity for artists to develop their practice and test new ideas.

One artist will be selected from each of the 31 local authorities to participate in the PLATFORM31 Scheme. Each of the participating artists will be offered two elements of support: financial and developmental. The 31 selected artists will receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in their practice, combined with participation in an advisory and developmental peer network.

Maureen Kennelly, Arts Council Director says: “the bursary seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, test new ideas, research new approaches and to reflect and engage with their artistic practice. The Arts Council is delighted to partner with local authorities, who are responding thoughtfully and ambitiously to the challenging environment for artists. The carefully considered support network built into Platform 31 sets this bursary scheme apart.”

Mid-career artists of all disciplines from County Meath are invited to visit for further information and to make an application.

Three Meath artists will be shortlisted from the applications received and a single artist will then be chosen for the pilot scheme.

Applications for PLATFORM31 are open from November 9th – 30th.

Note: eligible artists must be mid-career and must have been in receipt of funding from either a Local Authority Arts Office or the Arts Council within the last three years.

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