Invitation for Applications
newplatform.art is a not-for-profit organisation supporting early career artists through paid-for display and a professional development programme. It enables businesses to create a sustainable future for the next generation of artists. The purpose of the np.a Professional Development Programme (np.aPDP) is to equip those at the early stages of their career with practical guidance and mentoring on how to make their practices sustain them financially, as well as creatively.
The pandemic has prevented physical display of works, but the np.aPDP continued throughout 2020 by moving online. In place of our cancelled exhibition at Elephant West, we created LAB2020, pairing our early career artists with established professionals : https://newplatform.art/npa-lab-2020/
For 2021, we have decided to invite applications to participate on the np.aPDP through an open call.
We engage professionals from all aspects of creative and corporate life to deliver practical guidance to early career artists, from seminars, workshops and group mentoring, to individual pairings with established artists. All elements are delivered online. Once accepted onto the npa.PDP, artists will participate free of charge. There will be a maximum of 50 places for 2021.
This year’s programme will consist of :
Early career artists, both art graduates and those who have not followed a conventional route to become artists, who can demonstrate they are committed to their practice. We wish to see those who want to make their practice sustain them financially and who would otherwise struggle to access professional development support.
There is no application fee.
Applicants are asked to provide :
|6 April 2021 - 5pm||Deadline for applications|
|7 - 29 April 2021||A panel of np.a trustees will carry out the selection process|
|30 April 2021||All applicants will be notified|
|May - December 2021||np.PDP will run with online sessions every 2 - 4 weeks.|
|January - March 2022||For those selected for the LAB2021 online exhibition|
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