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Rise Up

Photo Credit: Caroline Gervay 

Phakama are looking for five Young Creatives (aged 16-25) with previous experience of arts and/or drama to develop their skills and lead a week of workshops to a group of young people.

Rise Up is a paid opportunity for Young Creatives to work with professional artists and producers to learn the skills needed to lead a group of young people to plan and produce a public show.

The Young Creatives will get the chance to attend six skills based training workshops that will be led by a team of Phakama Artists.

The training will be followed by a 1-week hands on opportunity to put these skills into practice, delivering to and working with young people to develop a performance.

2018 will mark 100 years since women were able to vote. Phakama would like Rise Up 18 to broadly focus on either this theme or something similar, e.g. Rights, Voting, Women, Activism, Voice etc. The Young Creatives will choose the final theme in January.

The final event is shaped by whoever is taking part. Rise Up is your chance to share, explore and create something new.

The deadline is 9am on Monday 11th December, all successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 14th December.

Join the By Artist Gallery

Hello Phakama Friends!

Our first Young Artist Bursary winner, Ellis Lewis-Dragstra, is currently inviting artist submissions to feature their work as part of the By Artist Gallery exhibition at Rich Mix’s Lower Cafe Gallery from 21st July-31st August.

The exhibition has no theme or medium that you have to follow, just showcase work that shows off your identity. Anyone can apply, from established artists to someone who’s never done anything within the arts before. The gallery is a chance for different artists and art forms to come together in celebration. For more information head over to

If you, or anyone you know, would like the opportunity to display work as part of the By Artist Gallery get in touch with Ellis directly at