Arts development

OxOnArts is provided by the Arts Officers from all the local authorities in Oxfordshire. Here you’ll find information on local projects, national best practice and useful information to support the arts in the county, focused on our priority themes of health and wellbeing, public art and sector development.

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What will artists do in the 21st century? Free conference exploring how artists work with local communities.

Submitted by cate2010 on August 19, 2020 - 22:04

This exciting conference will explore the role of artists working in the community and how the education and arts and culture sector view, value and prepare artists to work with and alongside members of our communities. Hosted by NHS Research & Development North West and the Philip Barker Centre for Creative Learning at the University of Chester, the conference organisers hope to attract a wide range of participants to join in many open discussions around the theme.

Public Health Film Society

Submitted by cate2010 on July 10, 2019 - 13:24

Did you know that the world’s only film society focussed on health is based in Oxford? It was founded in 2014 by four medical professionals and aims to use the medium of film for the benefit of public health. Their work ranges from disseminating research in to public health films to hosting the International Public Health Film Competition every two years.

Arts & Health in Oxfordshire Essential Links & Resources

Submitted by ox-admin on April 30, 2019 - 11:33

If you’re interested in the difference the arts can make to health and wellbeing there are some key resources and networks we’d recommend. Take a look at our ‘essentials’ guide for some quick links to best practice, research and more.

This guide isn’t exhaustive and will not be regularly updated; you’ll see many of the organisations linked to below already provide a thorough, current bank of information and our intention here is to make sure everyone has access to the key players. However if you spot a major omission or error please let us know!

Public art guide

Submitted by ox-admin on April 30, 2019 - 11:31

Each local authority has a Public Art policy that is adopted through the planning process (previously referred to as Percent for Art). Planning departments throughout the county encourage developers to commission artworks and projects as part of any commercial, private or public development. Criteria will depend on the size of development, location and local authority area. Please refer to each area’s Local Plan or Supplementary Planning Documents for further details and definitions.