Our congratulations to Joanne Ryan on being selected as the Limerick artist for the PLATFORM 31 development scheme in 2022. The Association of Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council, offer this national opportunity for artists to reflect on and investigate how they might significantly develop their practice or make work in a new way, while being connected with and supported by peer practitioners, advisors and mentors.
PLATFORM 31 artists will each receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in themselves and their practice, combined with participation in a developmental and networking framework. Outcomes-focused and not output-driven, the 6-month scheme will provide coaching and advisory support and create networking opportunities for participating artists, introducing them to a pool of critical thinkers to share their work and learnings, and encouraging a national conversation about creating work in local contexts.
About Joanne Ryan:
Joanne is an award-winning theatre artist, playwright and performer based in Limerick. In 2018, Joanne was one of the playwrights chosen to participate in Fishamble Theatre Company’s A Play for Ireland scheme. Her second play In Two Minds was developed across a two-year process supported by The Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council, The Community Foundation of Ireland, Fishamble’s New Play Clinic, and The JP McManus Charitable Foundation. She is now working on a number of new theatre projects including a new autobiographical work and a large-scale, interdisciplinary promenade production. She was a Six in the Attic artist at Irish Theatre Institute in 2021-22, and is currently Artist-in-Residence at Ormston House.
Photo by Ken Coleman: promotion for Joanne’s award-winning play Eggsistentialism.
You can find our more about Joanne and PLATFORM 31 here.