Rise Up 2018 – NO LIMITS

NO LIMITS is a chance for a group of young people to create, learn, collaborate and express themselves.

Imagine a world with no rules, no restrictions, and no labels. – These are all things that the Young Creatives have chosen to explore within NO LIMITS, using different art forms in a series of creative workshops.

As a group, you will have the opportunity to share what you have created to a live audience at Queen Mary University of London’s theatre venue.

This will be a unique experience for 15 young people who will be lead by Phakama’s Young Creatives to take part in a one-week cross-arts project.

We think everyone has a voice and a story to tell and we want to hear yours!

Phakama means rise up and empower yourself, and if you are 16-25 we welcome you to come along and share your story.

For more information or to join the project please download a sign-up form HERE and send it back to Bibi at

NO LIMITS workshop dates:

Monday 12th February, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 13th February, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 14th February, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday 15th February, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Friday 16th February, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday 17th February, 10am – 6pm

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.