Creative Lab & AGM 31 Jan 2023

Calling all Oxfordshire Dance Artists – come and join us for  Creative Lab on Tue 31 Jan from 2-4pm and our Annual General Meeting will follow from 4.30-5.30pm at the URC Hall in Summertown. Please email to confirm your attendance at either or both sessions. 
As always Creative Lab is a self organising session – bring movement ideas, costumes/props or music you want to share and try things out together in the space and have time for feedback/discussion as a group. We are trialling different time slots for Creative Labs (sometimes weekdays and sometimes Sat afternoons) so let us know what you think. Please do not attend if you are ill or have any covid symptoms. 
If you are able to make a small donation towards the cost of the space e.g. £5 that will help ODF to host more sessions while we have limited funds to use. This can be paid in cash on the day or via bank transfer, ask by email for the details if you need them.

Following the Creative Lab (with time to make a cuppa) at 4.30pm we will hold our Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will include updates regarding:
  • ODF Steering group – we renew our urgent call for new members to join the steering group, we only have 3 at the moment which is too small to sustain us and is making it hard to grow and manage ODF activities – we should have 7 or 8!  Please use the link below to find out more about what it means to be on the steering group and consider whether you are able to commit yourself and get in touch to nominate yourself or another dance artist. The steering group members will be elected (or re-elected) at the meeting by those present at the AGM. ODF Steering Group Protocol document 
  • ODF membership – the steering group have decided to not charge a fee for this year as we’re unable to offer much support to artists at this time beyond Creative Labs. We want to concentrate on building the community and giving people opportunities to gather and move together as well as for networking/peer support while developing a bid for future funding.
  • URC Hall in Summertown which we are fortunate to still be able to book for our sessions for the time being is being sold by the owners. A committee of current users / hirers has been formed to try to organise a community buy out of the venue.
  • Space to Dance update – ODF database of dance spaces in Oxford, we have funding to complete a research project into spaces in Oxford, please let us know if you are interested in helping get this project completed in the next few months (some paid work!)

  • Friday 10 March 2023 CPD day – Co-organised with Dancin Oxford and hosted by Pegasus Theatre – A day for networking with other dance artists and local venue representatives + workshop + lunch! Details tbc soon.

Please confirm by email if you plan to attend either the Creative Lab or the AGM so we know how many people to expect and get in touch if you have any questions or are interested in joining the steering group.