Evolution Funding

Evolution, a three year artist-led programme supporting professional dance development and enabling Oxfordshire-based dance artists to develop their careers and artistic practice comes to a close at the end of 2019. It is overseen by a Steering Group who consist of Chair: Claire Thompson, Treasurer: Euton Daley, Administrator: Tei Williams, Anja Meinhardt, Emma-Jane Grieg, Jane Connelly, Jenny Parrott and Ségolène Tarte.

Evolution is an Arts Council England funded three year artist-led programme supporting professional dance development and enabling Oxfordshire-based dance artists to develop their careers and artistic practice (supported by Oxford City Council).

Oxford Dance Forum is planning an event in November 2019 to celebrate and share the impact the Evolution programme has had on dance artists based in and around Oxfordshire, and their practice. The event will be held at Arts at the Old Fire Station.

For further information on the Evolution programme for 2019, please contact Claire Thompson on cthompson@oxford.gov.uk / 01865 252820

Oxford Culture Fund rounds in 2019/20

email CTHOMPSON@oxford.gov.uk for Surgery slots

Round 1 (for projects taking place between 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020)
Wednesday 6 February 2019: Culture Fund opens for applications.
Wednesday 6 March 2019, 12 noon: Deadline for applications.
Applicants will be informed of decisions by Friday 22 March 2019.

Funding Surgery – Weds 28 March 2019 (slots offered between 12-2pm)

Round 2 (for projects taking place between 1 September 2019 and 31 March 2020)
Wednesday 5 June 2019: Culture Fund opens for applications.
Wednesday 3 July 2019, 12 noon: Deadline for applications.
Applicants will be informed of decisions by Friday 19 July 2019.

Funding Surgery – Weds 24 July 2019 (slots offered between 12-2pm)

Round 3 (for projects taking place between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020)
Wednesday 18 September 2019: Culture Fund opens for applications.
Wednesday 16 October 2019: Deadline for applications.
Applicants will be informed of decisions by Friday 1 November 2019

Funding Surgery – Weds 7 November 2019 (slots offered between 12-2pm)

Details of Oxford City Council’s Culture Fund can be found here.

Evolution Travel Bursaries

There are roughly 12 awards of up to £50 per year for Paid members  Priority will be given to people who have not recieved  a travel bursery before. Applications can be made at any time via e-mail to Claire Thompson – Chair of the ODF steering group (cthompson@oxford.gov.uk) and must:-

  • Clearly outline the nature of travel and cost
  • Include details of dance related activities
  • Outline any potential impact / benefit for the wider professional dance community in Oxfordshire.