The work we do at Folk Arts Oxford can be broadly categorised in to three main strands: development work, community building, and events.
We have undertaken a number of funded projects, providing access to the folk arts for many people in Oxfordshire as well as work for local folk artists. We have a number of Associate Artists who work with us on a regular basis to carry out these projects.
We are committed to promoting accessibility in the folk arts, and are actively working to improve access for those who face barriers to participating in what we do. You can read about this on our Inclusive Folk blog page.
We run a website called FolkinOxford.co.uk; this is a folk-specific listings site, and portal for folk activity in Oxfordshire. This site is expanding rapidly and fast becoming a first port of call to find out what's going on in the county. There's also a wealth of information on there about the different activities, aiming to make it easy for someone who is new to folk to see what sort of activity they might enjoy.
We run an annual folk festival in Oxford city centre called Folk Weekend: Oxford, which showcases and celebrates the local folk scene, and offers local artists and the opportunity to perform alongside nationally renowned folk artists.
We also promote smaller events throughout the year.