Folk Arts Oxford aims to promote folk and traditional dance, music and song in the Oxfordshire region. In particular we are interested in improving access for those who might face barriers to participation in the arts.

Through our funded project work: children in Headington have learned about local lad William Kimber, and the musical legacy he has left; a new band called Iris has been formed, who accompany all their songs with Makaton signing; children from mainstream and special schools in Oxfordshire have the chance to create music together, and perform on the main stage at Folk Weekend: Oxford.

Alongside our own projects and events, FAO works collaboratively with other local organisations, forging links and creating opportunities for folk artists to work in education and community projects, as well as showcase their talent in local events. 

Folk Arts Oxford runs a number of funded projects and will on occasion need to employ artists who can work in schools and community groups to deliver the work.

If you are interested in becoming a FAO Associate Artist please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; this should include relevant experience of teaching and project work, references, and a sample session plan for a workshop of your choice.

Artists are engaged on a contract basis, with the understanding the the artist is self-employed and responsible for their own tax and National Insurance. Artists are not guaranteed a certain amount of work, nor obliged to take any, but are offered opportunities as they come up. Artists are expected to attend any related training and development days necessary to work on each individual project.