Young Artist Bursary – The By Artist Gallery

Picture by Ellis Lewis-Dragstra

Young Artist Bursary

Similar to the Artist Bursary, Phakama offer their team of Young Creatives and Youth Board, all aged 16-25, the opportunity to apply for a slightly smaller bursary.

Empowering and working alongside young people has always been at the heart of what we do at Phakama. Supporting young people’s creativity is what drives us and makes this organisation special and therefore in addition to the bursary money, the Young Creative/Youth Board member will receive a mentor selected from the Associate Artist team to support them achieving their project aims.

The By Artist Gallery

We are really excited to announce that Ellis Lewis-Dragstra is our first young person to be awarded our Young Artist Bursary.  The By Artist Gallery is a roaming pop up gallery exhibition for emerging artists of any practice and any subject matter to display their work. The gallery will host work from static art like photography and illustration to more interactive forms such as film, installations, and even scheduled live performances. The By Artist Gallery will give artists who aren’t fully confident in their work or are having trouble promoting themselves the opportunity to take part in a public showcase of their work and meet likeminded people.