Open Call: ​The Other Troubles at Platform Arts – closing 15 Sept

Independent curators Adrian Ramos and Siobhan Kelly are seeking proposals in response to the question “What do we think after the Troubles?” The aim of this exhibition is neither to dismiss history and its consequences, nor to provide ‘the solution’, but to create a space for conversation and exchange of ideas.

The cleanest version of history would suggest that The Troubles ended with the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. There is a generation born just before or just after this pivotal moment and coming of age… well, now. These young people are living in between what was and what is not yet, facing a future as uncertain as it is full of new ideas and possibilities. This project invites young and emerging artists practising in Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland to respond this deliberately open question.

A signed copy of the original Good Friday Agreement proposal, courtesy of

Applications are welcome from artists from all backgrounds and at any stage in their career, however a preference will be given to young and emerging artists. Prior experience is not a condition of acceptance. Responses are welcome in any form: video, installation, performance, painting, sculpture, etc. Selected works will be presented in a group exhibition at Platform Arts in October 2019.

To apply

Please send the following in a single PDF (max. 5 MB) to with “Proposal: The Other Troubles” in the subject line. Successful applicants will be informed by September 20th.

  1. Artist Statement (max 500 words)
  2. Artist CV 3. 5-10 images of your work and/or
  3. Links to video work.
  4. A Proposal for work for The Other Troubles, including dimensions and technical requirements (max 500 words)

Please note that participation is free, there are no artist fees associated with this opportunity. Artists must provide their own equipment for any proposed works.

Application deadline is: Sunday 15 September

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