Sharing ideas and actions for Oxford's music scene

More venues closing, audiences with less cash in their pockets, artists struggling to make ends meet, inequality and underrepresentation still a huge problem, changes to transport around the city… Yet Oxford is a city with so much energy for music, so many brilliant people making wonderful things happen against the odds. With this much will and passion, how incredible could the scene be if things were a bit less difficult?

Let’s get together and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities, and how we can support each other and work together to strengthen and grow the amazing music community in Oxford.

Following our first open discussion, we would like to invite you to join us again, this time at Modern Art Oxford. This will be an opportunity to continue exploring the ideas that came up in our first gathering, and to update everyone on any changes or progress in the last few months.

When you sign up, you’ll have the chance to let us know if there are any particular topics you’d like to discuss, and we’ll try to create an agenda for the day that covers the hottest issues. 

You are welcome to join us for this meeting whether you attended the Open Space in February or not. We would love to welcome new voices and fresh perspectives to the conversation. Please share this event with other individuals or organisations that you think might want to be part of this conversation.

Hot drinks will be provided, and food is available to purchase at the gallery’s Cafe. 

Access information
This event takes place in a wheelchair-accessible space. We welcome neurodivergent participants. We can book BSL interpreters with a minimum 2 weeks notice. 

If there are any other barriers to you attending that we might not have addressed yet (eg childcare), please do let us know in good time and we will do our best to help you attend. 

For any access requests and to discuss how we can help you join the conversation, please email

We look forward to having you join us. 

Photo credit: Ess Grange, D&D York Hall, London