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!