Creative parcels for ROAR participants to be delivered soon.

ROAR festival is Oxford’s only youth arts disability festival championing the creativity of disabled young people in Oxfordshire. The ROAR partners are a group of disability organisations and arts organisations who are passionate about increasing inclusion in the arts. With huge thanks to Councilllor Mark Lygo and the Oxfordshire County Council, we will be able to send out creative parcels to 350 disabled young people and adults with inspiration to create artistic work for ROAR festival 2020 which will go online this year due to COVID19.

Roar is for disabled people to be heard and let you know how we feel, so people don’t jump to conclusions about people with disabilities. People focus on ability not disability.

Minty Hoyer-MillarRoar Project Assistant
Emmy O'Shaughnessy

Emmy O'Shaughnessy

I innovate and implement creative visions which have strong social impact. CEO of a charity in Oxford which harnesses the power of human connection and creativity to change lives. I passionately believe in the power of the arts as a vehicle for social change and have 15 years of experience of developing creative programmes which tackle complex social issues. Gender Empowerment is one of the key projects I have developed in Oxford and beyond, gathering over 10 years of working with with young women vulnerable to CSE, women in the criminal justice system and young women in the care system. If I could have two wishes, they would be to end sexual violence and transform the state care system for children and young people. I champion the voices of people who feel unheard and invisible in society and passionately believe that with the right support, everybody has the potential to be a leader.

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