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Platforma – Network for Art and Refugees is a national four year project for supporting and developing refugee related arts. The main outputs of the project – a website and two national events will be developed as different means of bringing together, showcasing and promoting the work of arts organizations and practitioners whose work relates to refugees.

The Platforma website is one output of the Platforma project, delivered by the Platforma team. Platforma is developed in partnership between Refugee Week UK and Oval House Theatre, and is hosted by the Refugee Council which is a registered charity (registered number Charity no. 1014576, Company no. 2727514). Platforma is funded by The Baring Foundation and Arts Council England.


About the terms

Access to and use of ‘’ is provided by Platforma on the following terms:

  1. By using you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to
  2. The Platforma team may change these terms of use at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by the Platforma team. Your continued use of after changes are posted means that you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the website.


Use of

  1. You agree to use only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive material or disrupting any aspect of


Intellectual Property

  1. All content (including applications) included on remains vested in Platforma or its licensors (which includes artists, curators and other users), and is protected by copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property Rights (registered and unregistered). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of content requires the prior written permission of the the Platforma team.
  2. The names, images and logos identifying Platforma, the Platforma team, or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the Platforma, the Platforma team and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of the Platforma, the Platforma team or any other third party.


Contributions to Platforma

  1. By sharing any contribution (including any text, images, video or audio) with Platforma you agree to grant Platforma and/or the Platforma team a royalty-free, non-exclusive worldwide licence under copyright and any other intellectual property rights or similar rights existing elsewhere in the world to enable Platforma to publish, use, reproduce, reformat, amend and make available to the public on the Platforma website. We will not publish works in another way without express permission of the copyright holder.
  2. In order that Platforma can use your contribution, you confirm that that you are the owner of the copyright and other intellectual property rights for the material or that you are authorised by the copyright owner(s); you confirm the material is not defamatory; you confirm the material does not infringe any law; and you indemnify Platforma against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Platforma as a result of your breach of the above
  3. Platforma normally show your name with your contribution. Platforma may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects. For full details of when and how we may contact you please see the Platforma Privacy Policyplus any local terms where applicable.
  4. If you do not want to grant Platforma the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with communities

  1. In order to participate in and contribute to selected you may be required to register with Any personal information supplied to as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with will be collected, stored and used in accordance with the Platforma Privacy Policy.
  2. You agree to use communities (eg forums) in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply to all areas and services of You should, however, read the local terms and conditions of the particular area or service you’re using, as there may be some variations.

(i) About your posts:

  • Contributions must be civil, tasteful and appropriate.
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite.
  • Material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, offensive on grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender or otherwise objectionable is not acceptable.
  • If you use multiple profiles for the purpose of disrupting the forum you may have action taken against your profile accounts.
  • No spamming or off-topic material: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don’t re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
  • No advertising.
  • Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed
  • No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.
  • You may reference specific URLs (web site addresses) providing they are relevant to the discussion and the website content is appropriate.
  • Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else. This includes telephone numbers, address, email address.

(ii) Your Platforma Membership:

  • All Platforma memberships must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Membership accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
  • Platforma reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to disrupt of any of our services in any way.

(iii) Safety:

  • Platforma advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any Platforma forum.

(iv) Legal requirements:

  • You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature on This includes text, images, video or audio.
  • Contributing material to with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
  • You agree to submit to or share with only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of Platforma or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

(v) If you are under 16:

  • Please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before taking part in any community
  • Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).

(vi) If you breach the Platforma Community Rules:

  • If you fail to abide by these rules when using community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
  • If you fail to abide by these rules on three (3) occasions your access to all communities and forums will be temporarily suspended for one (1) week.
  • If following a one (1) week suspension you fail to abide by these rules your access to all communities and forums will be temporarily suspended for one (1) month.
  • If you continue to breach these rules Platforma has the right to temporarily or permanently suspend your Platforma membership and access to any other services offered by
  • If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on, and Platforma considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Platforma may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement’s.
  • Platforma reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any Platforma Membership account, at any time, for any reason.


Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

  1. The majority of content posted on is created by artists, curators, art professionals and organisations. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of Platforma.
  2. Platforma has tried to ensure that the contents and information it provides on its web sites is accurate at the time of posting. Unfortunately it cannot guarantee the accuracy of contents or information contained in its pages and any person using information contained in them does so entirely at their own risk.
  3. Some content (text, images, video and audio) displayed on the Platforma websites may cause offence in certain cultural contexts and may not be suitable for display to young children. The colour representation of images displayed on the websites may vary according to an individual users monitor settings and graphics card.
  4. Platforma is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through Any links to third party websites from do not amount to any endorsement of that site by Platforma and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.
  5. While Platforma shall endeavour to make this site available at all times, we will not be liable if, for any reason, the site is unavailable for any period of time. Access to this site may be suspended at any time without prior notice being given.
  6. Platforma is not liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of regardless of the form of action.
  7. Platforma does not warrant that functions available on will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.



  1. The failure or delay of Platforma to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Platforma’s right to enforce that right.
  2. These terms shall be governed by English law and the parties submit the the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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