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Launching Our New Digital Artist Bursaries!

We’re super excited to be launching our first round of Digital Artist Bursaries!

During this difficult period of physical distancing we want to encourage ways of staying socially connected and increasing solidarity.
We are looking for creative ways for artists to move their practice to digital formats, supporting them to generate new ideas and to reach out to participants who are feeling isolated. We are offering artists seed funding of £500-£1000 which we hope will allow you to test your idea whilst collaborating with and complementing Phakama’s vision.
The deadline for this first round is the 30th April – you can download the project brief here!

We are also very happy to be hosting our first Creative get-together on the 27th April!

This is an opportunity to create some time and space for us to all connect, catch up and share tips and tricks that have been getting us through this difficult period.
If you’d like to join us from 4pm-5pm on Monday 27th April please email Bibi for more details at
We’re looking forward to reconnecting with you then!

Upcoming AGM

Phakama will hold it’s Annual General Meeting on the 14th December from 9:30-10:30 am.

This is open to the public – if you would like to attend please contact Bibi at

Young Artist Bursary

Phakama want to GIVE artists the space, time and means to create, experiment and be.
We want to GAIN greater perspectives of (new) arts practices and raise our profile.

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.

We want to encourage and support you to make these creative ideas become a reality by offering seed funding of up to £1000 a year to a creative young person or group aged 16-25.

We hope that this seed funding will give you the opportunity to test out your idea, and develop your creativity whilst complementing Phakama’s vision. This bursary should help you realise your potential to create and lead daring projects.
At the end of your project, in agreement with the young artist, there is the possibility for Phakama to take this on as a core project.
You can find out more here!