Limerick artists encouraged to apply for Platform 31 artist development scheme


FOLLOWING the huge success of the Platform 31 artist development scheme, applications are now open for the 2022 iteration. 

The scheme offers financial and developmental support for 31 artists who have been awarded, with an €8,000 bursary to invest in their work.

The Association of Local Authority Arts Offices (ALAAO), in collaboration with the Arts Council made the announcement, with applications open until Wednesday, 30 March.

Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Pippa Little, Arts Officer, Limerick City and County County, welcomed the return of the scheme, saying: ”Limerick Arts Office is delighted to support this opportunity for the Platform 31 2022 artist development scheme.

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This provides one Limerick practitioner with a bursary of €8,000 and participation in a developmental and networking framework. Creativity and creative practitioners are at the heart of Limerick.

This delivers on our Cultural Strategy Framework aim, to grow Limerick’s Cultural Capacity by retaining and attracting creative practitioners to live and work in Limerick.”

Limerick writer and drama facilitator Liam McCarthy was Platform 31’s inaugural recipient last year.

Artists across Limerick are encouraged to apply, as it will help them greatly with their work.

More information here: Platform31 (