We are working to upgrade Oxmarket Gallery and widen the community that engages with us.
Established in 1976, Oxmarket Gallery is a largely volunteer-run charity whose mission is to promote art and support artists in an inclusive manner. Our home, the Grade II listed St Andrews medieval church in the heart of Chichester, was left derelict from bomb damage in WWII and has was converted into an arts centre, run as a charity ever since.
This much loved community facility needs urgent updating to ensure the gallery spaces continue to meet the needs of its users and visitors, and to safeguard its sustainability going forward. It needs to increase exhibition space and upgrade the facilities, replace the toilets, improve the entrance and improve all internal and external signage.
Our annual income comes from gallery hire and small donations from the public. This does not allow for ‘capital works’ so this appeal is to local individuals, trusts, foundations, and statutory sources. Oxmarket does not have the resources to hold fundraising events, so our fundraising strategy is very focused.
Having our doors closed for almost 12 weeks means we miss out on significant income. We don’t charge an entry fee and a significant proportion of our income derives from donations, gallery hire fees plus commission from artworks, card and print shop sales.
If you can, we would be incredibly grateful for your support, so please consider making a donation. We pride ourselves on being an organisation dedicated to supporting artists and the local community by providing quality exhibition space and a platform to bring their work to a wide audience.
Every donation and purchase helps fund our work, and is hugely appreciated.