What is Platform Arts?

Platform is an artist-led studio group and contemporary art gallery based in Belfast’s city centre. Our role is to actively promote creative expression, presentation and access to contemporary art practice through our Exhibition, Education and Studio Programmes.

Platform has a number of studio spaces that are rented to our member artists in order to support their professional development as practicing artists.

Platform Arts is committed to widening access to contemporary art in Northern Ireland

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Who runs Platform Arts?

Platform is run by a voluntary rolling Board of Directors comprising of working artists and visual art professionals.

Current Directors

Moran Been-noon
Justine McDonnell
Jacqueline Huskisson
Naomi Litvack
Jack Cole
Hayley Gault
Aoife Earley                                                                                                                                                                      


Past Directors

Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell
Francesca Biondi
Rachael Campbell-Palmer
Liam Crichton
Catherine Devlin
Mairead Dunne
Fiona Goggin
Erin Hagan
Jason Higgins
Faye Hobson
Dorothy Hunter
David Mahon
Gareth Martin
Conor McCafferty
Chris McCambridge
Deirdre Morrissey
Barry Mulholland
Fiona Ni Mhaoilir
Amberlea Neeley
Feargal O’Malley
Anne Quail
Iolanda Rocha
Peter Spiers
David Turner

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Due to limited resources Platform Arts is unable to consider speculative proposals from artists outside of advertised opportunities. Our exhibitions programme is usually planned up to 12 months in advance and new proposals are considered once a year, usually in autumn.

All opportunities are advertised via our News section, social media and mailing list. Due to the amount of submissions we receive we regret that we are unable to give individual feedback.

Platform Arts is always open to outreach opportunities with other groups, galleries and artist collectives. If you have an opportunity that you think we may be interested in please send us an email.