DDF News — 22 Nov 2021

New independent bursary in name of Emma O'Kane to be launched 25 November 2021

New independent bursary in name of Emma O'Kane to be launched 25 November 2021

The Emma O’Kane Bursary is a new award for independent artists who want to think beyond the boundaries of their art form and practice and to explore dance or a physical language in their work.

It honours the exceptional ethos and artistic practice of artist Emma O’Kane who died earlier this year.

Go big or go home’ was an Emma expression. She would say it to encourage (and challenge) those she worked with to be ambitious and brave about what they wanted to achieve artistically. Emma believed in people’s potential and in trying things out. She was never afraid of failure. The purpose of the bursary, why it exists and its unique contribution to artists, aims to capture this essence.

YOU’RE INVITED | Save the date to find out more

  • ONLINE from 2pm
  • IN PERSON at 42 Fairview Strand from 2:30pm – 6pm on Thursday 25 November

BOOK YOUR TIME to visit studio.

Wheelchair accessible. All Welcome. Capacity Limited. Covid Protocols apply

COVID PROTOCOLS SUMMARY (last updated 19 Nov 2021)

Masks worn. Covid Certificate or proof of negative Antigen test requested before entry. Antigen tests will be provided.


Bursary partners include: ANU Productions, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Crash Ensemble, Dublin Dance Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Pavilion Theatre, Project Arts Centre, The Ark together with a number of independents artists and producers and has been developed with an Arts Council Collaborative Capacity Building Grant.

www.emmaokanebursary.ie (from 25 November 2021)