Young Artist Bursary – The By Artist Gallery

Picture by Ellis Lewis-Dragstra

The By Artist Gallery

Phakama’s Young Creative, Ellis Lewis-Dragstra, has been awarded our first ever Young Artist Bursary, creating The By Artist Gallery.

The idea of the project is to create a pop-up gallery space where all art forms can come together in a celebration, to showcasing new work between artists and the public. Anyone can apply to be part of these exhibitions! From the established artists to someone who’s never done anything within the arts world before. This can also be a great opportunity for emerging artists to promote themselves for free.

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.

The first By Artist Gallery will run from the 21st July – 30th August at Rich Mix as part of their Youth Takeover Festival – for more info visit their website.

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.