Platform LAB residency
Platform LAB offers artists time, space, mentorship, plus $5000 to research, experiment and develop new works in 2021.

What is on offer?

Platform Arts is seeking expressions of interest for the second iteration of Platform LAB, our flagship artist development program aimed at increasing the industry expertise and live presentation outcomes for emerging and early-career contemporary artists.

In 2020, the Platform LAB program connected a diverse cohort of artists to experiment with practice, ideas and methodologies. In 2021, we are interested in pushing the program to focus on outcomes and new modes of presentation.

Platform LAB will support the participating artists/collectives through a 7-month residency that finances their professional and creative development, culminating in new artistic works to be presented locally and toured at national festivals, organisations and events.


Platform LAB will provide:

  • $5000 in direct financial support, plus in-kind services and training.
  • In-kind studio, rehearsal, and gallery/performance space at Platform Arts
  • Participation in two LAB Intensives, facilitated by Platform Arts staff and leading local and international artists
  • Free participation in our Platform Professional Development program
  • On-going mentorship and support from Platform programming and producing staff
  • Technical and marketing/media support from Platform staff
  • Industry previews of your work (online and in person)
  • Assistance with touring opportunities with partnering organisations and festivals

To apply, please read the program guidelines, and for any further queries, get in touch via our Contact page.

Who is the opportunity for?

Artists across all disciplines (performance makers, visual artists, sound/lighting designers, writers, multi-artform artists etc.) can apply for a Platform Lab residency. We consider emerging and early-career artists to be within their first five years of professional practice and generally aged 18 - 26.

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60 Little Malop St

Platform LAB residency

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