Opportunities for Artists

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

Be part of Oxford Marmalade 2015

Remember OxfordJam? It’s now Marmalade! Running parallel to the Skoll World Forum (13 – 17 April), Marmalade is co-ordinated by inspired individuals and independent organisations, offering you the chance to create and attend events focused on social change. The Old Fire Station is delighted to be hosting the event. Want to be a part of Marmalade? Find out more.

Participate in Playground

Playground is a bi-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.  

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 Helen, Crisis Arts Coordinator>

Studio Artists

We have six artist studios for rent. They have 24 hour access and an abundance of natural light. 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 and partnerships with other local and regional cultural organisations. Working closely with Crisis Skylight, and integrating with the shop, theatre and dance spaces, we aim to bring an outstanding and wide-ranging programme to the public. When available, opportunities to collaborate or to exhibit in the Gallery are listed on our website. Take a look here to find out more>