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My Ticket, Your Ticket

Arts at the Old Fire Station has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. We will be raising money for our project, My Ticket, Your Ticket. Donations made to our project via theBigGive.org.uk will be doubled during the campaign.

Homeless people are routinely excluded from many aspects of life, especially social and artistic events like theatre.  AOFS addresses this by including homeless people in everything we do.

We have 7 days to raise £4000. The money goes towards paying for tickets so that homeless people can see shows in our theatre for free. This engagement with the arts can have a huge impact on wellbeing and recovery – helping someone change their label to be ‘audience’ instead of ‘homeless’.

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People come here with life threatening issues, but it’s fantastic that one option you get here is access to the arts and theatre.

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Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from 12pm on 28th November, Giving Tuesday.

Once I started going to the theatre again, I noticed the difference it was making to my life. I thought to myself, yes – I am in recovery. I feel more alive. I’m doing what I used to do.

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If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.

  • Add a calendar reminder to your diary for 12pm on 28th November
  • Have your 3D secure card details ready when you make your donation.

Spread the word and tell your friends to double their donation too!

Thank you.

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Donate to support local emerging artists, and build the confidence and skills of homeless people

Arts at Old Fire Station is a unique charity. No other arts organisation in the UK has such a close relationship with Crisis, helping homeless people to develop confidence and skills, whilst simultaneously supporting artistic talent in our theatre and exhibition space, and facilitating a crossover between the two. Here, a homeless person can be an artist, volunteer, or audience member. Some are now members of staff.

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Arts Training Scheme with Crisis UK

Donate to create training and work opportunities for Crisis Skylight members through the arts.

The Arts Training Scheme creates training and work opportunities for Crisis Skylight members through the arts. Each placement is bespoke and designed around the trainees’ interests, ambitions, skills and aptitudes. ATS participants gain increased confidence and resilience, skills and work attitudes, and follow-on achievement of jobs, volunteering and education.

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We are an arts centre in central Oxford presenting great shows, exhibitions and classes for the public.

We support early career and untrained artists to make and promote their work.

We help homeless people build confidence and skills by being part of what we do as audience, trainees, volunteers and artists.

‘The Old Fire Station has brought hope and soul to Oxford’- A homeless person who volunteers at the Old Fire Station

Arts Council England will match your donation!

If you give us a pound and GiftAid it, we receive £2.25. And so, through the power of maths:

£10 = £22.50

£50 = £112.50

£100 = £225.00

You can give to our core costs to keep us open, or you can choose a specific project to support:

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To help ensure that we can continue to uphold the quality of our artistic programming, offer free tickets to homeless people, and help artists on their journeys.