As part of our 'Development' strand, FAO runs externally funded projects aimed at promoting folk and traditional music, song, and dance in the Oxfordshire region.
If you have a project idea, why not get in touch to see if we can help? We are able to offer support on all aspects of putting a project together, including project development, grant writing, budgeting, administration, marketing, and management of projects. As an organisation we are able to access funding streams not open to individuals, and would be very happy to hear from anyone who is interested in running a folk project in the Oxfordshire region.
Click on the links below for more information about our current projects:
BTTQ is a project exploring the history of local morris dancer and concertina player William Kimber, and bringing the story to the wider community.
This exciting and unique project saw twelve folk songs translated for singing with Makaton signing, and performed with a live band at Folk Weekend 2015.
A pilot project starting to bridge the accessibility gap; working with children with Special Needs and Disabilities and their schools and families, aiming to build their confidence to attend cultural events such as Folk Weekend.
A project focused on integration between mainstream pupils and those from special schools, using music and Makaton-signed folk song. This project culminates in a celebration concert to open Folk Weekend: Oxford 2018.
A project in conjunction with the Bodleian Library, bringing new life to some of their old Broadside Ballads, and getting them sung by community choirs.