Open Call | The Other Troubles at Platform Arts, Belfast

Deadline: 15 September, 6pm.

Independent curators Adrian Ramos and Siobhan Kelly are seeking proposals in response to the question “What do we think after the Troubles?” 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. They 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. 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.

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.

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

To apply please send the following in a single PDF (max. 5 MB) to, subject line“Proposal: The Other Troubles.” 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, including dimensions and technical requirements (max 500 words)

Exhibition will be hosted at Platform Arts:
Accompanying image: A signed copy of the original Good Friday Agreement proposal, courtesy of

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