News, happenings and goings on from the Old Fire Station, Oxford
We now have a queue of dance teachers wanting to hire space for classes which is great. But there are lots of clashes so how do we decide which classes take priority? And if we fill the spaces with regular evening classes (which brings people and money into the building doing creative stuff) that means we can’t accommodate theatre and other companies who want the space for occasional week long runs. Meanwhile we have very different styles of visual artists and crafts people wanting to exhibit in the gallery. Are we all things to all people or do we have a particual leaning to a particular style or form? ‘What’s your artistic policy?’ I hear you cry. Well we have a vision which says we support emerging artists, showcase innovative art, include vulnerable people, are accessible to the public and generate income. So that’s pretty well everything! I wrote it so I can’t really complain. Is it possible to offer something that is genuinely for everyone without it turning into being for no-one? Decisions, decisions….