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Call for participants | Activating our Archives: Protest and Play


Are you interested in photography and the power of visual storytelling? Join our free Activating our Archives: Protest and Play workshops this summer.

Modern Art Oxford and Fusion Arts are seeking participants for Activating our Archives: Protest & Play, a project exploring the use of photographs, film, digital images and archives in creating forms of protest and expressions of play.

The project is led by artist and curator Sunil Shah and offers participants a series of free weekly workshops based at Fusion Arts in East Oxford. The project welcomes adults with interests in storytelling, photography, archives and social media.

Participants will have the opportunity to share the project publicly at Fusion Arts, as well as create content for Modern Art Oxford’s website blog and social media platforms.

Workshop dates: Saturdays 21 & 28 August 4, 11, 18 & 25 September

We look forward to welcoming participants who are over 25 years old and can attend all the above workshop dates.

How to apply

To express your interest in joining the project, send an email to with the following:
– Your name
– One image that means a lot to you
– A brief story or explanation about why you chose your image (this can be anywhere from a sentence to 500 words maximum)

The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 13 August.

Since part of the project will include sharing images via social media platforms, please note that all workshops will be photographed and documented.

For any queries or to find out more please get in touch:

Click here to find out more about the Activating our Archives project and how it has developed since starting in 2019.

Banner image: Sofia Yala Rodrigues, Activating our Archives 2020 participant