Emma O’Kane Bursary 2023

"This bursary allowed me to push my practice beyond the limits of my imagination - with no pressure to produce a finished product at the end, it freed me up to go places I normally wouldn't have the headspace or simply the time to go to" - Kate Stanley Brennan, Inaugural Recipient

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 in 2021.

The Emma O’Kane Bursary is open to artists of all types and talents. Whatever your background, lived experience or artistic practice, if you have the curiosity to explore and integrate dance, movement or other forms of physical language in your work, the courage to push art form boundaries and to challenge norms and the ambition to be the best that you can be as an artist, we would love to hear from you. 

We welcome applications from adults, everywhere, at any stage of their career. No production, showing or outcome is expected - the only thing selected artists will be asked to do, is to make a short recording (in a medium of their choice) at the end of the year as to how the bursary has helped further their artistic ambition. Artists retain all rights in their work at all times. Dates and details of the stipend, residency and mentorship sessions will be tailored to the needs of the artist selected.

Deadline for applications is the 9th of Janaury 2023.

For further information, please see the website, HERE.