19 January

PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work

PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work

PlatForms is a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work – whilst providing insight for audiences into the development process and the choices that artists make. The event will be ‘scratch’ in style, with a selection of artists across art-forms sharing brief excerpts from their work-in-progress, with opportunities for audience responses and feedback. Three to four artists/groups of artists will present short excerpts of their work – followed by brief moderated discussions with the audience about what they have seen.
PlatForms will take place on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm in the glór auditorium. The audience are requested to reserve tickets in advance and then pay what they feel on the night (in cash!).

Information for Artists Considering Applying:
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/skype 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/skype with the dramaturg/host to reflect on their learnings from the initiative. We are delighted that director and dramaturg Thomas Conway will be the dramaturg/facilitator for PlatForms on Thursday 26th April.

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).

Guiding principles for selecting work for PlatForms:
• The work must be performance based, new and in development (not yet launched or premiered)
• Selection will be based on innovation, quality and potential excellence
• Specific questions you have about the work at the current stage of development are really useful to share in the application –and will give us a sense of what you hope to tackle through PlatForms.
• Applications are welcomed from both emerging and established professional artists

To apply, please click here.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th March 2018.