What is Somerville Arts Festival?
Somerville Arts Festival aims to engage people with their creative side, supporting and developing the Arts within college. From painting to photography, music to poetry, Arts Fest provides the opportunity to fuel the artistic streak in anyone. With over a week of different events, there'll be something for everyone.
Meet the committee!
This year we have a fantastic team of Somervillians - students who are dedicating their time and effort to creating an Arts Festival that will be as interactive and inclusive as possible. We'll be sharing their profiles over the next few weeks on our Facebook and Instagram - look below for the links!
Why we need help...
Without funding, Somerville Arts Festival wouldn't be able to run. Arts Fest allows the student body to come together and create something new, but hosting more than a week of activities, projects and workshops requires a lot of planning. Whether you're an undergrad or postgrad student, Arts Fest provides the opportunity to relax and have fun whilst celebrating the talent within our college!
As a committee, we want to increase the profile of Somerville around Oxford in a positive and creative way. This year, we hope to be open to everyone, not just Somervillians - and to do that, we need help. Even if you are unable to attend, contributing to our campaign is a fantastic way to get involved and really make a difference.
What does your donation mean?
Even the smallest of events costs money; last year, over a third of our budget went into a single event! This year, we have an amazing Matched Fund of £500 from the JCR, matching pound for pound up to that amount, so every amount will go that but further. Hitting this target will let us host the fantastic events we have planned, including:
- An Arts Festival themed Bop!
- Guest speakers
- Theatre Showcase
- Oxford Imps performance
We'll be posting regular updates throughout the campaign and during the run up to Arts Fest itself, meaning you'll be able to see what we're doing every step of the way.
Even the smallest donation means a lot, and every single donor will receive something in return. Check out our rewards list for the different gifts!
Still need convincing?
Find us elsewhere:
Follow us to see how we're doing!
Help us succeed!
- Unable to donate? You can help us out in other ways!
- Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
- The more people we reach, the more likely we are to smash through our target!
- You don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make Arts Fest 2017 one to remember.
Making a gift
You can either make a gift through the 'Sponsor' button at the top of this page through PayPal, or you can make a credit/debit card gift through the Somerville Website. Please select the 'Annual Fund' and note in the comments that it is to go towards the Arts Festival.