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25 April
26 May 2024

Art Happens: help us raise £25,000

Help us to raise £25,000 today and together we can build a space for community and creativity. Donate now.

As one of the UK’s leading contemporary art galleries, we’ve been presenting a bold artistic programme since 1965. But our building has been stretched to its limits and the Victorian infrastructure cannot meet demand. We now need to raise £25,000 to hit our fundraising target and our transformational redesign of our ground and lower-ground floors are accessible, engaging, and inspiring spaces for all.

Your donations will ensure that all visitors have the opportunity to engage with visual art. They will help create:

  • A refurbished entrance
  • A social area with a digital display for housing interactive commissions and archive material
  • A new gallery for exhibitions celebrating Oxford’s creative community
  • A dedicated studio space for all our audiences to create and learn
  • A new cafe, designed by acclaimed British artist Emma Hart

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If you donate to the campaign you have the option of picking a reward. We have a number of different rewards depending on how much money each person gives. Our rewards are:

  • £5 – Updates and Online Mention
  • £15 – Exclusive Emma Hart pin and postcard set
  • £35 – Unique tote bag with Harold Offeh’s Pavilion designs
  • £50 – Group art-making workshop and exclusive MAO bundle to keep you creative
  • £80 – Coffee and cake for four in our new café plus goody bag
  • £200 – Invite to VIP celebration marking the opening of our new spaces
  • £350 – Private art-making workshop in the Studio, followed by refreshments in the new café
  • £450 – West End commercial gallery tour with Modern Art Oxford Director, Paul Hobson
  • £500 – A Make Play birthday party for under 5s
  • £995 – Host a private event in our new, artist-designed café

Find out more about our redesign

A Transformational Project for the Modern Art Oxford Community

Find out more about our exciting ground floor redevelopment for which the gallery will be closed next summer and reopen in autumn 2024
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Emma Hart: Club Together

Discover more about the concept acclaimed British artist Emma Hart has created for Modern Art Oxford's new cafe, opening autumn 2024.
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Support and thanks

Wolfson Foundation
CHK Foundation
Garfield Weston
Arts Council England Capital Investment Funding
The transformational refurbishment of our ground and lower-ground public areas is generously supported by Art Council England Capital Investment Funding, CHK Foundation, Charina Endowment Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Lovington Foundation, Staples Trust, Wolfson Foundation, Jill Hackel and Andrzej Zarzycki, Béatrice and James Lupton, Anna Yang and Joseph Schull, Dasha Shenkman OBE, Heidi and Carlo Baravalle, Domingo and Jenny Garcia and Russell and Jill Platt, and those who wish to remain anonymous.