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PLATFORM 31- Sligo 2021 awarded artist Ruth Le Gear

PLATFORM 31 is a nationwide artist development scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council.  PLATFORM 31 is managed by Wicklow County Council on behalf of The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers, in collaboration with the Arts Council.

Developed by the Association of Local Authority Arts Offices (ALAAO), in collaboration with the Arts Council, PLATFORM 31 offers financial and developmental support for the 31 mid-career artists awarded.

31 artists representing every Local Authority in Ireland were in 2021 recipients of the inaugural PLATFORM 31, a bursary for artists to develop their practice and test new ideas of collaboration, research, development.

The nationwide invitation went out to artists of any discipline and practice, based in Ireland, as well as multi-disciplinary practice.

Ruth Le Gear was the awarded artist for Co Sligo.

“Having the time and space to work, as a new mother was really incredible.  It allowed me to keep my practice current and opened up pathways for connection through the Platform 31 award.”

Ruth Le Gear

Ruth Le Gear – Platform 31 - artist’s journal entries (PDF) - 9,896 kbs

Sally Annett, French show

Ruth Le Gear website 



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