Key Dates


Oxford Dance Forum OPEN MEETING & AGM

The next ODF main meeting will take place on Monday 20th January 2020 at Oxford Town Hall (room tbc) from 12.30-2.30pm. This will also be the AGM for Oxford Dance Forum, and will include the appointment of ODF Steering Group members (both existing and new members).

As three of our current steering group members will be stepping down as of January 2020, Oxford Dance Forum is seeking new members to join the group. This is an exciting and pivotal time for the Forum as it enters a new phase following the end of the ACE-funded Evolution programme. It is an opportunity to actively engage in strategic planning for the Forum through 2020 and beyond.

Main areas of responsibility for the steering group include:-

Administration – inc social media, e-newsletter, website

Budgeting / accounts

Membership & Equipment hire

Dance Scratch & Creative Labs

Connecting with venues / organisations

All existing members who are committed to remaining on it will be standing for re-election at the AGM.

If you are interested in joining the steering group, please see the attached Steering Group protocol (outlining the role of a steering group member) – (NB: please note that this document will be reviewed by the new steering group when they re-form post-AGM). There will also need to be a slight change to the constitution (to be agreed at the AGM) following my stepping down from chairing ODF.

ACTION:– If you would like to join the ODF Steering Group (you can nominate yourself or be nominated by someone else – with your consent) then please can you send a short Statement of Intent – a paragraph outlining briefly why you would like to join the steering group and what you will bring to it. (All existing group members will also be submitting a Statement of Intent).

Please send your statement to: by the deadline (Monday 13 January 2020 at 5PM) 

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and it would be really good to see you there. Do come and have your say!

ACTION:  It would be useful to know numbers in advance for refreshments, so please can you confirm your attendance by Monday 13 January 2020.


Winter/Spring CREATIVE LABS hosted by Lizzy Spight

Mondays 20 Jan, 17th Feb and 16th March 2020 10am-12noon
FREE to attend – Dance Studio, Old Fire Station, George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ 

If you have a creative idea and want to try it out through dance and movement Creative Labs is the space to join. These are FREE to attend for ODF members. Please email in advance to confirm your attendance and send details if you have an idea you want to explore so time can be allocated fairly among participants.You can also get in touch if you are interested in facilitating future sessions.

The hosting of ODF creative labs is shared around ODF members who are interested in helping other dancers/dance makers explore movement ideas in a safe and supportive space. If you would like to attend and have an idea you want to try out please email You can also get in touch if you are interested in hosting future sessions.


Oxford City Council Culture Fund 

Application dates for 2020

Round 1 – (Projects between 1 April 20 – 31 March 21)
Opens on Weds 5 Feb 2020
Closes on Weds 4 March 2020 (12pm)
Decision due Thurs 6 March 2020

Round 2 – (Projects between 1 Sept 20 – 31 March 21)
Opens on Weds 3 June 2020
Closes on Weds 1 July 2020 (12pm)
Decision due Mon 20 July 2020

Round 3 – (Projects between 1 Dec 20 – 31 March 21)
Opens on Weds 16 Sept 2020
Closes on Weds 14 Oct 2020 (12pm)
Decision due Mon 2 November 2020

Apply to Culture Fund For advice email