OVADA is looking for programme proposals for series of exciting exhibitions from 2022 onwards. We will consider well thought through proposals from collaborative groups and curators for exhibitions and events that reflect the experimental ethos of OVADA and have the potential to engage with a wide and diverse audience.

Our physical exhibition season runs between March and October. 

We also welcome programme proposals for digital programming (within our virtual warehouse space and other online opportunities) in January, February and November, December, especially innovative ideas for our digital programming.

Our standard exhibition opening hours are: Thursdays – Sundays, 12-6pm.

Physical exhibition programme proposal considerations

  • Staffing for invigilation and related events should be considered within your application.
  • Please contact us to discuss the usage cost of the warehouse space. We offer discounts for OVADA Associate Members and current students.
  • There is an additional one off cost for licencing a preview – £50.

Application Process


We recommend a site-visit before submitting a proposal. You are invited to visit informally during exhibition opening hours or alternatively please contact us by email to arrange an appointment: programming@ovada.org.uk

We will not be able to discuss your proposal without an appointment. 

We encourage applicants to spend some time looking through our website, to get a sense of what OVADA is about and to explore our past, present and upcoming exhibition and engagement programmes.

Applicants can also find useful resources including a floor – plan, photos and a virtual tour of our space at www.ovada.org.uk/warehouse.

First step

To submit a proposal please make an initial enquiry using this Form.

Second Stage

If the proposed dates are viable and the project fits within our Artistic Policy we will then invite you to download and complete our Application Form. 

This should be returned by email to: programming@ovada.org.uk

You will be asked to include a CV and up to six supporting photos (max 1MB each) of current or relevant previous work. 

NB: Please label all your images with your name, title, size, medium and date. Alternatively you may prefer to send us a website link, particularly for video and sound work.

If your proposal does not fit into our programme we may be able to consider your event on a commercial basis. Please see our website for further details: www.ovada.org.uk/space.

Please contact us if you are having difficulties completing your application or require a different format/method of application.

Visit OxOnArts for a useful directory of other Visual Arts organisations and Galleries in Oxfordshire.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest in working with OVADA.