Young Artist Bursary – Loop ‘N’ Link Project 2018

Photo Credit: Margarida Pereira

Lizzie Adejimi and Belisa Branças will be running our 2018 Young Artist Bursary with their Loop ‘n’ Link Project 2018. The project is an opportunity for young creatives who are particularly early in their career and looking for more hands-on experience in performance and theatre production.

Along with Lizzie and Belisa the group will collaborate for a short period of time where they will devise and sculpt a theatrical piece inspired by the theme of ‘What if the Migration Boom Never Happened?’. The project will run over two weeks, and there will be showings at the end of both weeks. Week 1’s work-in-progress will take place at Richmix as part of the Richmix Take Over 2018 and Week 2’s final showing will be held at Queen Mary University of London as part of the Loop ‘n’ Link final project.

The project focuses on all aspects of theatre production, and Lizzie and Belisa will be recruiting the following to join the project team:

  • Scenic Designers and scenic artists (16-25yrs) Participants will need to deliver concept ideas and designs during week 1. During week 2 they will focus on set building and decorating for the final piece;
  • Musicians (16-25yrs) Participants will need to attend rehearsals for two weeks working closely with the performers in order to compose and performer live music scores.
  • Costume designer and Props makers (16-25yrs) Participants will need to deliver concept and wardrobe ideas during week 1. During week 2 they will create and source wardrobe and props for final piece.
  • Performers (16-25yrs) Participants will have same experience in any performing arts strand. They will need to take rehearsals during Week 1 and 2

Week 1 will run from the 30th July – 4th August
Week 2 will run from the 6th – 11th of August

For more information or to apply to take part in the project download an application form HERE
Please send all completed forms to

  Photo Credit: Dani Harvey

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.