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Art is for everyone. Everyone has potential.

An arts centre in the heart of Oxford, showcasing the best of local and international performance and artwork, which takes a risk and entertains.

Working with people facing tough times

The Old Fire Station isn’t just an arts centre. We share our building with the charity Crisis, and together we aim to help end homelessness in Oxford.

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Working with artists

We support early to mid career artists from all disciplines with advice, subsidies, networks and promotion to help them become more successful.

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Latest from our blog

The Future of the Arts

22/5/20 Today the UK awoke to a hurricane of headlines about the future of arts industry, and theatre in particular. The voices of venues, thus far lost in the midst of all of the horrors which have...

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Design To Sale: Lucy

Crisis artist Lucy tells us about her experience of a new project, Design To Sale. The Design 2 Sale Course: A Comprehensive Guide The Design to Sale course is a brand new, innovative scheme...

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Design To Sale: Demelza

Crisis artist Demelza tells us about her experience of a new project, Design To Sale. In January, earlier this year, the Old Fire Station and Crisis were starting a new training scheme. It was...

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Microscopic Landscapes

Crisis artist Demelza attended Chris Oakley’s Microscopic Landscapes workshop in February 2020. She tells us what it was like. We first visited the gallery to see Chris’s exhibition, Microscopy of the Union Flag. We...

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