Māpura Studios does not receive any central government funding and relies entirely on grant applications fundraising, donations and programme fees to carry out our work. 

Māpura is governed by Panacea Arts Charitable Trust, Charities Register number CC20808.

Māpura Studios makes applications to various funding bodies for grants in order to raise funds which partly pay for the cost of the various courses we offer. As we do not receive any government funding we are reliant on these funding bodies for grants (which are never certain) and our own fundraising in order to raise funds to cover as many costs as we can. We do need to charge a fee to participants to make up the balance.

We welcome any assistance to help us keep our fees affordable to the disadvantaged community with which we work.

Māpura Studios would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our current funders and supporters! 


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I have learnt to make things I have never done before. I like new experiences....mastery. I CAN do this!
— Sian Thomas

Banner Image: Christina van der Hooft, 2016