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Are you passionate about empowering young minds through the art of storytelling? Fusion Arts Oxford invites you to join our team as a Project Co-ordinator for our Creative Writing Hub.

Job Opportunity: Project Co-ordinator at Fusion Arts Creative Writing Hub

Organisation: Fusion Arts Oxford

Position: Project Co-ordinator (16 hours/week) Temporary

Rate: £14.50/hr

About Us:

Since 2020, we has been delivering workshops in poetry and fiction to young people in and around Oxford. We’ve worked with charities and organisations in the county to reach young people who experience barriers to education including children in care, young carers, and those from asylum-seeking and refugee backgrounds. We seek to create a workshop environment where participants feel listened to and willing to share, create, and experiment with written expression.

Role Overview:

We’re looking for a highly organised and detail-oriented Project Co-ordinator to join Fusion Arts and support the Creative Writing Hub. As a Project Co-ordinator, you will play a crucial role in the administration of the scheme, ensuring its smooth operation and success.


  • Assist in the implementation of the scheme, including defining timelines and deliverables alongside our artists.
  • Coordinate and communicate with those involved including mentors and partner organisations to ensure effective collaboration and timely progress.
  • Manage project documentation, including contracts, agreements, and permissions.
  • Maintain project schedules, track milestones, and monitor project progress to ensure adherence to deadlines.
  • Coordinate workshops.
  • Handle logistics, such as venue bookings.
  • Support the evaluation and assessment of the scheme's impact and effectiveness.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and other project-related documentation.
  • Provide administrative support to project team members as needed.


  • Previous experience in project administration or coordination, preferably in the arts sector.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous, with a focus on accuracy and quality.
  • Proficient in using project management tools and software.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing project requirements and priorities.
  • Experience of or a deep understanding of barriers to education.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and CV to by Friday, April 26, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in early May.

Join us in making a positive impact through the power of creative writing. We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you interested in the arts? Do you believe that the arts have an important social role to play in today’s world? Do you want to contribute to your community? If so, consider applying to become a trustee with Fusion Arts.

What our Board Members have to say:

'I was motivated to join Fusion Arts as I wanted to give back to the community, but also when I was younger, I used to turn to the theatre a lot as a way of escaping. So I wanted to be part of an organisation that helps & inspires others, especially when they are in situations that may not be ideal'.

Regina Ndhlovu, Co-Chair of Fusion Arts. She continues:

'By being part of this organisation, it helps the community but it also helps your career flourish, as you will be able to show that you have leadership skills for example.'

About Fusion Arts:

Established in 1977 and based in East Oxford, Fusion Arts is a dynamic force connecting artists with communities. Over the years, we've sparked creativity and inspiration through numerous bespoke projects. By harnessing the transformational power of the arts, we respond to social challenges with meaningful and inclusive artistic experiences.

Who we’re looking for:

Fusion Arts is seeking talented and committed individuals to join our existing board of trustees. No previous trustee experience necessary.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who identify as LGBTQIA+, Disabled, dead/Deaf, Neurodivergent, Global Majority backgrounds, and those living in Blackbird Leys, Cowley and East Oxford.

Diversity is our strength, and our current trustees bring a range of backgrounds, each contributing unique expertise to the board. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the arts' role in shaping a better society.

We are looking for 2 or 3 trustees with lived experience of:

  • Fundraising, business, legal, public relations, or human resources.

  • Are interested in supporting the work of a local arts charity.

  • Possess knowledge of the charity sector.

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.

However, if you do not have any of these experiences but still want to be involved, we would love to hear from you!

Time commitment We would normally expect trustees to attend 4 Board meetings per year. In addition, trustees will help develop key pieces of work. For more specific details on time commitment, please contact

Payment: The role is an unpaid voluntary position.

Access: We are happy to accommodate your needs, If you have access requirements or would like more information, please contact

How to Apply:

Visit our website to learn more about Fusion's impactful work. If you are ready to make a difference as a trustee, contact us on Likewise if you have any questions or require more information, please feel free to get in touch.

Your enthusiasm and commitment can contribute to Fusion Arts' mission of fostering creativity and positive change in our community. Join us on this exciting journey!

Call Out Artist/ Artistic Facilitator

About the project

Fusion Arts are currently developing a project in partnership with the Berinsfield community. We are looking for an artist to capture local stories, history and everyday life of the village.

Commission for Artists, Researchers, and Facilitators: Open Call for a community artist/artists, historian, and/or reminiscence officers to capture and document the formation of a community and social archive in Berinsfield.

Fusion Arts are working in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council and local community groups to collect and record life in Berinsfield. We wish to document social history, experiences, hopes and dreams as well as the physical landscape of the village and surrounding area.

Through a collaborative process we are looking for an ‘reminiscence’ artist, or artists, to capture stories of Berinsfield. This body of work will form a social and physical archive of the village. This work will potentially feed into a larger project - of artworks created in collaboration with and by the community in the future.

Our aim is to explore the concepts and connections between individuals and their surroundings, establishing a meaningful legacy that adds value to the community.

Who we are looking for

You will have a defined practice, a ‘portfolio’ you can share, a proven ability to work to timelines, superb communication skills, an ability to work with communities. We welcome applications from contemporary artists working in any medium. Please note that this phase of the project is interactive, potentially conversational and about collecting stories and recording people and place in some way.

The work could include a number of participatory art workshops engaging in multiple arts activities or be more interview and research based. It is expected different methods will be applicable.

The project has the potential to develop and generate additional support for funding, highlighting the necessity for further financial backing to bring a tangible creation to life, such as a mural, sculpture, performance, festival, furniture, and more.

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Three examples of your relevant work (please choose work that demonstrates your range and preferred medium - if linking to a website please indicate the relevant works you'd like us to consider)

  2. Two references that we can take up if shortlisted

  3. In your own words, tell us why you would like this commission and why you feel you are the right person to make it special and also what you might do. Keep it brief. We are very happy to accept a recorded verbal/video submission of no more than 5 minutes.

We are excited to hear from you!

Commission is £3,000, there is a small budget for materials of £500


Fusion Arts is an Arts and Social Justice charity working across Oxfordhsire interested in increasing access to the arts, equality, health and wellbeing.

Berinsfield has a fascinating history and a vibrant community of recent arrivals and families that have lived in the village for generations. There are numerous local businesses and employers based in the village, much of which is surrounded by farmland. There’s community centres, a primary school, sports facilities, a local football team and a sense of pride and community.

Fusion Arts has been commissioned to implement a number of artist interventions across Berinsfield and Didcot. One area everyone is keen to capture and explore is the individual, social and physical history of the village.

You will be provided with access to existing research and information. Your responsibilities will include conducting independent on-site and off-site research. It may include identifying potential partners, interviewing individuals, and recording stories and oral histories. Additionally, you will be tasked with documenting the physical, emotional, and historical spaces within and around Berinsfield.


Deadline for Artists’ expression of interest: 23:59 24th November 2023

Appointment made: It is expected that the appointment will be at the beginning of December

Start date: November/December 2023

Delivery timeframe: 3-4 months with potential extension

Future: it is hoped that this piece of work will be the start of a bigger project going forward.

Access: if you require additional support, or need to make an application in a different way please get in touch and we can see how to help.

Please let us know in your submission if you give us permission to:

  • Keep your details for future projects

  • Add you to our mailing list.

Please send your applications to deadline extended to 23:59, 24th November 2023.

For the purposes of shortlisting your application and details may be shared with project partners in Berinsfield and South Oxfordshire and Vale District Council

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.


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Oxford City Council Arts Council England National Lottery Funded Project Grant National Lottery Community Fund Oxfordshire Community Foundation Here for Culture Doris Field Charitable Trust BBC Children in Need Levelling Up South Oxfordshire District Council Christ Church College Jesus College