Originating from the French word plateforme, meaning ‘ground plan’ or ‘flat shape’, PLATFORM is an exhibition space geared toward bolstering the careers of young international artists though the submission and display of two-dimensional printed media and time based artwork. PLATFORM benefits both the community and artists by creating a bridge between the individuals, communities, and cultures.
All submissions to PLATFORM are completed online and must adhere to the theme and specifications set by the curators. Because of the online submission process, PLATFORM does not require artists to pay submission fees or ship physical art objects creating an opportunity for artists to participate regardless of their location, income or nationality.
As a program of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC), PLATFORM works with the resources that the IHC provides such as a space in which to show the work and expose to a diverse audience. Since the IHC regularly hosts public lectures, conferences and events, PLATFORM establishes an international network between artists, scholars and the community.