Thursday 17 July 2014
The School is delighted to announce that Phakama and People's Palace Projects - two projects we continue to support - have both been successful in their applications to continue as Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations.
Arts Council England's National portfolio organisations collaborate with ACE to deliver ambitious artistic projects. The organisations vary, but all utilise inspirational leadership to produce ground breaking art, to mentor and inspire a new generation, to challenge orthodoxies, or to help to create a sense of place with communities.
Phakama is a youth arts organisation that seeks to produce high-quality, creative theatre. It produces work internationally, and places a particular emphasis on the interchange of skills, knowledge, information, and ideas. Phakama is a resident arts organisation at Queen Mary, and we work with them to research and evaluate Phakama's practice.
People's Palace Projects is an independent arts charity founded in 1996 that advances the practice and understanding of art for social justice. PPP works on UK and international projects, and maintains a specific focus on strengthening cultural links between the UK and Brazil.
The founder and artistic director of People's Palace Projects is Professor of Drama and Performance, Paul Heritage.