Platform 18: New Directions 2013 award

Platform 18: New Directions 2013 award

Thu 1 - Sat 24 Sep 2011

“The strength of the Arches Award for Directors (Platform 18 award), in its near decade-long existence, has been not just its diversity but its willingness to take risks, [and] this pays dividends.”
Neil Cooper, The Herald

There are 17 platforms at Glasgow’s Central Station. If platform 18 existed, where would it lead? The Arches Platform 18 Award (formerly the Arches Award for Stage Directors) gives groundbreaking, risk-taking emergent artists the chance to show us.

Committed to supporting the UK’s best emergent theatre makers, winners are offered the unique opportunity to stage a fully-funded production at the Arches and the Traverse Theatre, with the full artistic and practical support of both venues. With previous winners including Nic Green, Rob Drummond, Cora Bissett, Kieran Hurley and Davey Anderson, the Platform 18 Award is a vital step in the journey for artists setting off in exciting new directions.


Please read the Information Form and return the following to the Arches by Monday 24th September 2012:

• Fully completed 2-page application form
• A CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
• Your directing proposal (maximum 1000 words)

Platform 18 Information Form (right click to download)
Platform 18 Application Form
(right click to download)

Application packs should be sent to either or Jill Smith, Arts Administration Officer, Platform 18, The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL.