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How to apply

Please read the following section carefully before proceeding to complete the online application form (at Apply here). The online application form will be open from March 3rd - 30th 2022.

About the application form

The Platform 31 application form asks applicants the following:

About you
  • Name, address, contact details, PPS number and website address (if applicable).
  • Local Authority area in which you live.
  • Confirmation that you meet all 5 stated qualifying criteria.
About your work
  • CV, including a very brief statement describing your artistic practice.
  • Supporting documentation that evidences your artistic practice to date (up to three uploaded documents and/or links to platforms such as YouTube / Vimeo / Soundcloud).

About your participation in the scheme

  • What is the development or step change the applicant proposes to investigate / make in their artistic practice (max 500 words);
  • What the applicant would specifically like to achieve through participation in this scheme (max 500 words);
  • Why now is the right time for the application to take this time to make this change (max 300 words).

Applicants will also be asked some basic demographic questions about themselves. These questions are not compulsory and do not form part of the scheme assessment.

Please ensure you have all information to hand, including supporting documentation in the appropriate format, before proceeding to complete the PLATFORM 31 application form.

Applications must be received by Wednesday March 30th 2022 at 17.00 (5pm).

About the applicant

The applicant is the person who will receive funding and other support as part of this scheme and who will be required to accept the terms and conditions of that funding.

The funding offered will only be paid into a bank account held in the name of the applicant.

All documentation provided must be in the name of the applicant. For example, if you apply under the name Joseph Walsh, then all documentation, including bank and tax details, must be in that name.

About supporting material/documentation

You are required to include supporting material with your application, all of which must  be submitted online. This material is vital to help the people assessing your application to get the clearest possible understanding of your practice. Please read about the supporting material required and acceptable formats very carefully.

Required supporting material
Detailed up to date CV. Please include a brief statement describing your artistic practice as part of your CV.
Pdf or Word doc
Max 3 x A4 pages
Clearly labelled examples of your work that evidences your practice to date. These can be:
a. Written material
b. Images
c. Audio material
d. Video material
a. Compiled into single pdf
b. Compiled into a single pdf
c. Soundcloud link
d. YouTube / video link
a. Max file size: 3MB
b. Max file size: 10MB
c. & d. Pieces/extracts no longer than 5 mins in duration

All supporting documents MUST include the applicant’s name and what they contain or represent in their filenames. If the applicant name is not part of the filename, the supporting documentation will not be included in the assessment. A good example is the following: WalshJoseph_CV.docx, WalshJoseph_ArtistStatement.pdf.

Submitting your application

When you are satisfied that you have answered all questions and uploaded all supporting documentation, click submit.

Once submitted, your application cannot be amended. Do not submit your application until you are completely satisfied.

You will receive an automated email confirming that your application has been successfully submitted.  Please note that confirmation that your application has been received is not confirmation that it is eligible and will go forward for assessment.


Your application will be deemed ineligible, and will not go any further in the process if any of the following is true:

  1. You do not meet all of the qualifying criteria.
  2. You miss the application deadline.
  3. You do not submit your application through the online application form on this website.
  4. You fail to complete all sections of the application form.
  5. You fail to provide the supporting material / documentation as outlined above.

Getting help with your application

We are making every effort to provide reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities who wish to submit an application or who have difficulties in accessing online services. If you have a requirement in this area, please email no later than March 20th, 2022.

If you have a technical query about the online application form, please email, providing a contact phone number. We will deal with queries on a first-come first served basis. Please note that technical support queries received on the day of the deadline may not be resolved before the deadline.

A note on Covid-19 related public health guidance

In preparing your application, you should base it on the best public health advice and guidance available at the time you are making your application. Given this, you should ensure that what you are proposing is feasible or adaptable should social distancing and/or other public health measures impact on all or part of the scheme’s duration (May - October 2022).