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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On the 3rd June 2019 Aesop held the Dance to Health conference at the Birmingham Hippodrome, including announcements from Tim Joss about the future of the programme. Full details can be found on the Aesop website: https://ae-sop.org/dance-to-health-confe...
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.
We were interested to see these new music groups starting in Oxford, as they focus specifically on improving family relationships and wellbeing. The project founder, Bella Brown, gave us an insight into the new Oxford-based choirs and her MA research that kickstarted the project.
Talk in Oxford & online: ‘Why do we spend so little on preventing ill health and so much on treating it?’
Speaker Prof Chris Dye speaking 11th Feb 2019, Broad St, Oxford and broadcast live on Youtube.
It Keeps Me Alive Dance For Parkinson’s article in The Guardian 5th Nov 2018
DFP sessions run regularly in Oxford city. Read the evaluation report by Roehampton University on the impact of the programme.
Centre for Mental Health publish Social Media, Young People & Mental Health report
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!
Read our guide (.pdf) on cultural commissioning in health and social care for children and young people in Oxfordshire.
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.