Tiger Monkey UK Limited is a dynamic arts organisation founded in 2005 by Director Emma Ghafur.   Emma brings 30 years experience and expertise in participatory arts.  Emma graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA Hons in Creative Arts.  She has trained with Augusto Boal, Cardboard Citizens, Frantic Assembly, Tate Gallery and Forkbeard Fantasy.​   

At the heart of what we do is creativity, fun and positive engagement. We are a mixed media 

company offering bespoke workshops and programmes using a wide range of arts and media. From fine art to animation, film-making to sculpture and drama games to giant murals.. Tiger Monkey has specialized in work outside of mainstream education.

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We focus on arts, education and training working towards modest but significant change. Tiger Monkey's projects are regularly funded by Arts Council England.  We are an Arts Award Centre offering all 5 levels of the accredited Arts Awards.


'100 Angels' Be Well London ACE funded programme 2009-2011.


Associate Artists

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Frena Russom

Frena has worked with Tiger Monkey since she was 14 years old and studied Film at UAL.   Project Manager, workshop leader, film-maker and editor. Frena has led and worked on most of our programmes.  Frena has worked for NBC News and is Recruitment and Careers Co-ordinator at Global Academy.  


Shayne Thomas Gordon

Workshop Leader, film-maker, artist and cameraman. Shayne has been working with Tiger Monkey since his Gold Award in 2012.  His recent projects include ARTiculate and Thurrock Summer Arts College.  After graduating in Film Studies Shayne now also works for Sky TV.


Harry McNiven

Workshop Leader and Artist Harry joined Tiger Monkey last year as part of Harrow Summer Arts College. Harry specialises in Graffiti/Fine Arts and works internationally.  He is currently working with us on Tiger Monkey ROAR devising digital art workshops.


Greg Hall

Is an award winning Independent film director, screenwriter and producer.  His portfolio of work includes The Manchester International Festival, BBC and Netflix.  Greg is devising a series of film Master Classes for Tiger Monkey ROAR.


Nas Carty

Nas studied Fashion Photography and has set up her own specialist agency INC MGMT.  Nas works for Fashion label Browns and previous clients include Michael Kors and Selfridges. For Tiger Monkey ROAR she is developing a fashion and own brand series of workshops.


Licia Abreu Dos Santos

   Licia is about to graduate from Goldsmiths University in Fine Art.  She joined Tiger Monkey last year and worked with us on the Summer Arts Colleges in Harrow and Thurrock. Tiger Monkey supports new and emerging artists like Licia and offers both intern opportunities and work experience.


"Tiger Monkey is a brilliant organisation creating opportunities, opening doors and broadening horizons.  We are lucky to benefit from your excellent work."


"Each of them (projects) have been so unique and fantastic.  I can't wait to do another one.  I have built up my confidence and become more assertive.  Tiger Monkey gave me outstanding help and support to develop my creative arts skills like acting and animation."

Tiger Monkey Studios Participants aged 15 and 20 years