Phakama is currently undergoing a moment of reflection. This year Phakama will be celebrating it’s 20th year of creating challenging and inspiring work and we see this as an opportunity to look back on Phakama. We will be thinking about what Phakama has done well, what has moved and encouraged people, and what Phakama could do better and improve on.
With our Interim Managing Director stepping in to oversee the company through this transition, we will be working to ensure that Phakama is ready to continue to create empowering work for another 20 years.
This is an exciting time for us as it gives us a chance to both reflect back on Phakama’s rich, personal history, but also look forward to Phakama’s exciting and promising future.
Phakama are inviting emerging artists aged 16-25 across all arts forms to showcase their work as part of Sankofa! Festival 2014, a three day arts event run by Phakama’s young Creative Producers that will take place on 24th, 25th, 26th July at Queen Mary, University of London.
Reaching into the past to reinvent the future, the Sankofa! Festival will present three new performances that explore old myths and new realities. It is an opportunity for young people to produce and promote their own work. There will be a packed programme of performances, workshops and debates on important issues surrounding the arts – all produced by Phakama’s Spotlight interns – a team of emerging artists and producers aged 18-24 years old. Additionally, there will be an open space for emerging artists outside of the project to showcase a piece of work as part of the ‘Playful Interventions’.