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Are you a professional artist developing a new performance and are keen to air it in front of an audience to test how it lands?

PlatForms is an opportunity for artists practising in any performance genre to spend some brief time at glór testing an excerpt from your new work. Three or four artists/companies will be selected to present a short 10/15 minute excerpt that you have been developing, and to place it carefully in front of the audience, to tease out their responses to it, and help you test the genesis of your ideas.  The intention of this initiative is to provide a platform and sharing point for innovative work within its development, in a manner that is supportive, constructive and progressive.

The selected artists will have the opportunity to spend a technical session in glór with our technicians testing and rehearsing the work in advance, and will also have the opportunity to have a pre-arranged phone chat with the PlatForms dramaturg/host to focus their objectives and questions for the PlatForms platform. After the evening the artist/company will also have an opportunity to have a debrief by phone/email with the dramaturg/host to reflect on their learnings from the initiative.

Selection will be made by members of the glór team in consultation with the Dramaturg/host. A small contribution to travel expenses will be made to each artist/group selected (€75 per group).

PlatForms is presented each spring and autumn, following a call for applications from artists. The next Platforms event will be announced in the early spring 2019.