Platform LAB

Deadline:

Deadline:21st November, 2021

Platform LAB comprises three residency programs that offer digital and onsite engagement, including a designated studio for a First Nations arts practitioner. LAB provides each participating artist or collective with $5000, studio and/or venue space, tailored mentorship, group intensives and presentation opportunities, as well as in-house technical, producing, and marketing support.

Platform LAB champions the creative development process of artists across diverse disciplines and at all stages of career. LAB will support 11 participating artists through three streams. to experiment with new methodologies, undertake research, grow their professional practice, contribute to contemporary dialogues, and present new works. Comprising three streams that offer digital and onsite residencies, LAB provides time, money, space, tailored mentorship, group intensives and presentation opportunities, as well as in-house technical, producing, and marketing support. In 2022, Platform LAB will expand to support a larger cohort of artists through the investment of over $100,000 in financial and in-kind support. We welcome applications from artists of all ages and stages of practice. Visit www.platformarts.org.au for more information.

Three core streams have been developed: Digital Residency; Studio Artists; and Creative Development, providing each participating artist or collective with:

  • $5000
  • Participation in Professional Development program
  • Participation in two in-person LAB residency intensives
  • Mentorships and/or financial support to engage your own creative collaborators
  • Facilitated cultural and community-led programs

In addition to the above, each stream provides further support to center distinct creative goals:

DIGITAL RESIDENCY

A facilitated online program that will engage five artists or collectives from across Australia. The Digital Residency encourages rigorous artistic discourse and supports each artist or collective to develop new artistic works for national presentation. In addition to the Platform LAB framework, this stream features:

  • Twelve-month digital residency
  • Industry mentorship and/or subsidised stipend to engage collaborators
  • Curated artist & industry conversation series
  • Supported national outcomes

STUDIO ARTISTS

An onsite studio residency that will engage three artists or collectives from across the Greater Geelong, Bellarine, and Surf Coast regions. Participants will have their own studio space, including a designated studio to support a First Nations practitioner. In addition to the Platform LAB framework, this stream features:

  • Twelve-month studio residency at Platform Arts
  • Industry mentorship and/or subsidised stipend to engage collaborators
  • Presentation outcomes
  • Producing, Curating, Technical, and Marketing support

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

A short-term, onsite engagement that supports three participating artists to accelerate the development of their existing project and present their outcome at Platform Arts. Creative Development is open to artists across Victoria. In addition to the Platform LAB framework, this stream features:

  • Two-month studio residency at Platform Arts
  • 24-hr access to Platform’s venue spaces
  • Industry mentorship and/or subsidised stipend to engage collaborators
  • Presentation outcomes
  • Producing, Curating, Technical, and Marketing suppor

 

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