Project Phakama UK
Project Phakama UK
Project Phakama’s young people and facilitators work together in the UK and around the World to create trailblazing, risk-taking theatrical events in any location with any young person.
Phakama means stand up, elevate, empower yourself in the South African Xhosa language. Since its inception, a programme of intense cultural training combined with a series of adventurous public performances has blazed a trail of inspirational endeavours and left a legacy of networks and opportunities in its wake.
Phakama is a youth arts organisation driven by the desire to make high-quality arts.
Phakama believes that individuals’ stories have the power to move, challenge and inform.
Phakama creates shared spaces for young artists to express, grow and perform.
Project Phakama UK aims to:
- Train young people through a process that we call Give and Gain. Everybody has something that they can give to the project and everybody has something to gain (skills, knowledge or information)
- Connect young artists from England with peers from places such South Africa, India, Argentina, Brazil, Lesotho, Mauritius, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, USA, Portugal, Poland, Germany,
- Make high quality arts that is fuelled by the diversity and difference of each individual. Phakama’s approach transcends age, experience and culture.
- Enable the practice of cultural exchange and celebration of a shared experience by promoting a participant-centered and non-hierarchal educational philosophy through the arts
Established: August 1996
Registered Charity Number: 1141116
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 07800604723
Address: Queen Mary, University of London Mile End Road E1 4NSView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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