We believe creativity has the power to transform lives and strengthen communities and everyone should have the opportunity to participate.
Platfform is our pioneering space by young people for young people. Consisting of state-of-the-art studios, learning spaces and a social hub, Platfform is all about skills for life and skills for work.
Over 5,000 young people access our programmes every year, developing the creative skills and mindsets they will need to forge a resilient, equitable and sustainable future for us all.
Artists need opportunities to play, explore, fail and grow to produce their best work for our stages and the wider creative ecology.
Through our programme for Welsh artists, we make this possible by providing over 150 days of space and support to over 60 creatives every year, ensuring creative practice is celebrated and nurtured.
We share our knowledge, skills and experience with artists and creatives through Open Office, by supporting with funding applications, signposting opportunities and providing feedback and advice with sessions available for up to 10 artists every month.
We create assistant opportunities across a range of creative disciplines on all our productions to provide valuable hands-on learning experiences for emerging creatives. We encourage opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer support through co-working spaces and social events.
Watch a film with Luke Hereford on what it was like developing work with us:
We commission exhibitions and large-scale installations for our public spaces, providing paid opportunities and platforms to showcase work and encourage a range of voices to be seen and heard.
Our commissions are open to anyone and use participatory budgeting to underpin a democratic selection process empowering artists, young people and communities to animate our spaces with their voices and stories. Over 5,000 people participate in our workshops and trails, actively contributing to the animation of our public spaces.
Rooted in co-design and co-creation, we have open call-outs for all our public space commissions and the artists who apply decide who is successful. As a public building we believe in the importance of actively engaging with people within our programmes. This approach has been found to have a positive impact on well-being and social and cultural participation and is one way that we are working to share power and democratise our building.