Modern Art Oxford offers professional development opportunities for young people aged 16-21. Working with schools, universities and community organisations, we support a culture of learning and participation by providing a unique creative environment for young people to map out their own artistic development in Oxfordshire.
City as Studio
City as Studio is a professional development project for young artists run by lead artist Kate Mahony. Working with individuals, schools and community organisations, the young artists produce original short art films in response to a curatorial brief. Workshops and week-long residencies develop skills in film-making and performance, and the professional presentation of creative works is encouraged by the gallery team.
Modern Art Oxford's Young Creatives
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.