Opportunities for Artists

We help artists make and showcase work, meet each other and share ideas. See what we currently offer below.

Participate in Playground

Playground is a monthly event which encourages development and presentation of new work while introducing a space for meeting up, networking and collaboration between performing and visual artists in the region. Members of the audience (participants) will be encouraged to become involved in following sessions by means of either creating/showing a piece of work, suggesting a theme or even organising an activity.

Come to a Scratch Night

Got a work in progress you want to try out? Then come to one of our Scratch Nights. Each season, we have a Comedy, Dance or Theatre Scratch Night where artists can test out their work in front of an audience and get feedback immediately afterwards. Find out more by heading to the Tuesdays page or email info@oldfirestation.org.uk to apply.  

Attend Meeting Points

Meeting Points is a new monthly event where practitioners from across the arts are invited to join dancers to experiment, share and challenge each other with a range of approaches to live creation and collaboration. Artists can either participate or watch. If you want to participate, then email meetingpoints@anadance.co.uk. Visit the Tuesdays page to find out more

Work with Crisis

Crisis are always interested to hear of artists from any practice who may be able to provide valuable skills and work with Crisis Skylight Members. If you feel that you could help both charities work together to bring the arts to everyone, then email Natasha, our Crisis Arts Coordinator >

Artist Member Scheme

As a charity, one of our main aims is to support the professional development of artists from all practices. Our Artist Member Scheme enables us to do this in a number of ways. For a small yearly fee, see what we can do for you… Find out more >

Studio Artists

We have seven artist studios for rent. They have 24 hour access and an abundance of natural light. All of the studios are currently occupied and we are not looking for tenants. However, if you are interested in one of our workshops then please do get in touch and we can put you on our waiting list. See who our current studio artists are>

Sell in the Shop

Our Shop sells beautiful handcrafted and designed products made in the UK and we’re always looking for new and interesting items to stock.  Reckon you make or design something that would work perfectly in our shop? Take a look here to find our more >

A Home for Dance

The Old Fire Station is a home for dance in central Oxford offering a wide range of classes and space for professional dancers to create and showcase work. See our Classes page for what we offer and also our Artist Member scheme for more information about how we can help with professional development. We work in partnership with Oxford Dance Forum to support the professional  development of dance through the Home Bed programme.

Exhibit in the Gallery

Through an open approach to exhibition programming, we aim to give support to a range of artists, curators and artists groups, as well as creating opportunities for collaborations with other art forms. Working closely with Crisis Skylight, and integrating with the shop, theatre and dance spaces, we aim to bring an outstanding and wideranging programme to the public. Would you like to exhibit in the Gallery? Take a look here to find out more>