Modern Art Oxford works with young people to create collaborative artworks, curate displays and develop public events. Partnering with schools, universities and community organisations, young people work with professional artists to develop their creative practice and explore exciting creative careers.
In light of cuts to arts education funding, we recognise the need for additional support at a critical time in young people’s lives, and our capacity to offer alternative, social spaces for collaborative learning.
Young Creatives Socials and Residencies
Our Young Creatives Socials and Residencies invite young people living in Oxfordshire to work with professional artists. Responding to a curatorial brief, young people experiment, develop their creative practice and co-create professional quality artwork, whilst working collaboratively with other young artists. Our workshops and residencies are warm and welcoming, offering helpful insights into pursuing arts careers, building a portfolio, and developing an artistic voice.
Young Creatives Collective
Each year, we invite 8 Young Creatives to bring new perspectives to Modern Art Oxford’s programme. Over the course of 12 months, the group gains experience of working directly with artists and arts professionals by working collaboratively to develop new strategies for engaging young people in Oxfordshire, taking inspiration from the gallery’s exhibitions and projects to create a more inclusive space for everyone.
Platform Graduate Award
Celebrating new artistic talent from across the South East, Platform Graduate Award is a series of solo exhibitions by selected BFA graduates from University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. The initiative awards one outstanding artist a £2000 bursary and mentoring from a professional artist. Platform is led by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East (CVAN South East) and is a partnership between Aspex, Phoenix Art Space, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary.