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The Platform fund supports performance-based artists and organizations presenting new work for the stage. The Medium’s 371-seat theater provides an opportunity to engage large audiences in a theatrical-setting.

Amount: $15,000
Available Awards: 2
Disciplines: Performance-based
Space at The Medium: Theater
Timeframe: Up to 3 weeks
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  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Practicing artists, groups of artists, non-profit arts & culture organizations, and for-profit creative entities are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must reside in Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Sebastian, or Crawford Counties of Arkansas
  • Proposed projects must support shows, performances, and productions on The Medium’s stage. Any live performance-based disciplines, utilizing the theater, are eligible to apply
  • At least 50 percent of featured talent, vendors, and staff must be contracted within Arkansas
  • Artists in Residence will be required to host an open studio event during a pre-assigned quarterly Visual Art Night
  • Previous Platform recipients may not reapply for this fund

Virtual Session:

Tuesday, June 27, 6-7pm

Are you a performance-based artist or collective that dreams of taking the stage at The Medium? Attend this virtual session to learn more!
Register Here
Featured The Platform Artist

Theatre Project


LatinX Theatre Project’s newest play, Arrivals y Salidas will be the centerpiece of the Platform project. This play follows a group of strangers as they make their way to a community celebration of Día De Los Muertos. Stories of identity, hardship, grief and family turn an uncomfortable bus ride into a journey of introspection and acceptance. Audiences will be invited to memorialize their own loved ones and family members while the production is taking place. LXTP hopes this project will help its community celebrate this important holiday in an authentic, multi-generational way.

The Platform


LatinX Theatre Project

Jessica Hale & Matthew Cumbie