Take Part in Bad Aunts

Recipients of the Phakama Young Artist Bursary, Bad Aunts in collaboration with Phakama are looking for participants for their Female Ageing Adventure!

Welcome to our one-time interactive space for women to discuss growing older: the pressures, misconceptions and joys. We are seeking a small group of women aged between 40 and 70 to participate in our Focus Room, a discursive and interactive space centred on finding solidarity in the female ageing process and support for one another. The room will have visual and auditory stimuli for the group to respond to, as well as the opportunity to provide written responses. It will be a relaxed and fun ninety minutes. The session will be recorded for the personal use of the facilitators. There will be food and drink!

June 30 2019
11:30 – 13:00
Arts One, Queen Mary, University of London

To find out more or get involved email:

Artist Bursary Now Open!


We’re very excited to now be accepting applications for our Artist Bursary!
Phakama’s artist facilitators are integral to the ongoing growth of the company and it is our intention that artists don’t just deliver workshops for us, but are also involved in the shaping and creation of projects.
We want to encourage you to generate new ideas and so will be offering seed funding of £2000 per financial year to an artist to develop a discrete project that chimes with Phakama’s vision.
We hope that this seed funding will allow you to test your idea whilst collaborating with and complementing Phakama’s vision.
At the end of your project, in agreement with the artist, there is the possibility for Phakama to take this on as a core project.
You can download further information on the bursary and how to apply here.
The application deadline is the 3rd March 2019.
Previous Artist Bursaries:
Of All People
Elephant in the Kitchen
The Full English

Photo Credit: Mile End Community Project

Young Artist Bursary

We’re really excited to be launching our next Young Artist Bursary! The YAB has, until now, been only offered to our Youth Board, but they voted a couple of weeks ago to open the opportunity out to anyone aged 16-25.
The bursary will give a young artist the chance to test out an idea for a project.
The bursary includes a small amount of funding (up to £1000), an artist mentor (paid for by Phakama) and our time, space and guidance.
This is a brilliant opportunity for any budding young artists to create a project in a safe and supportive environment. The deadline for applications is midday on the 18th February 2019.
You can download more information about the bursary and how to apply here.
Past Young Artist Bursary:
The By Artist Gallery 2017
Loop’N’Link 2018

Photo Credit: Margarida Pereira

Annual General Meeting

Photo Credit: Caroline Gervay

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is going to be held on the 29th of September.

At this meeting, which is open to the public, we will go over everything Phakama has been doing over the past year, as well as exploring the exciting projects that we have coming up!

If you would like to attend the AGM please get in touch with Bibi at