Arts at the Old Fire Station Appeals for Donations to their Coronavirus Emergency Fund (Updated)

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Arts at the Old Fire Station Appeals for Donations to their Coronavirus Emergency Fund (Updated)


The Covid-19 Pandemic and Oxford


Arts at the Old Fire Station is an arts centre in the middle of Oxford. They are a theatre, gallery, shop and studio. What makes them different is that they share their building with the homeless charity Crisis. They are uniquely placed to be able to include people facing tough times in the running of the arts centre.

Although AOFS will be able to survive in the short term, their future position is uncertain. The organisation needs the public's help to ensure that they are able to open again when the lockdown ends. So, they are asking for donations to their Coronavirus emergency fund.

Their fundraiser can be found at:

Although their bulding is closed, AOFS is still very much up and running. The organisation continues to support the Oxford community, make plans for the future and foster a creative space. A few examples of this include:
  • Diverting members of their team to support the volunteers at the Oxford Hub, Oxford Together and Oxford City Council.
  • Planning future events such as their ICON tour, new stock lines and alternative ways of producing their Christmas show.
  • Offering new ways to engage with their creative work (their new page Arts at a Safe Distance can be found here).
Arts at the Old Fire Station has committed to helping Oxford recover from this pandemic by bringing people of all backgrounds together to learn, celebrate, share and create.

More examples of the organisation's work can be found on their website.


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Arts at the Old Fire Station


This information was taken with permission from the Arts at the Old Fire Station's Director Jeremy Spafford's latest statement.



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