07 Oct 2022

Kildare artist announced as recipient of PLATFORM 31 bursary

Kildare artist announced as recipient of PLATFORM 31 bursary

Kildare Co Co Arts Officer Lucina Russell & Artist Ailish Claffey

Kildare artist Ailish Claffey has been announced as one of the 31 recipients of the 2022 PLATFORM 31 bursary, a nationwide artist development scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council.

Ailish Claffey is a dance artist, choreographer and curator based in Kildare. She has developed her practice around dance for health, based in the Age-Related Health-Care Unit, Tallaght University Hospital from 2015 to 2019, Ailish’s collaborative practice and choreographic work examined the lived experience of those she worked with.

Her dance film ‘The Dance Back Home’ received a Certificate of Excellence at the HSE Awards 2018. Ailish is now currently exploring the use of scores in a desire to move away from creating written work

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