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Be a Gig Maker

Oxjam is one massive month of unforgettable gigs happening up and down the country during October, all celebrating local music and all organised by volunteers just  like you!

Gigs can take place anywhere and be anything you want them to be from a ukulele jam in your living room to a rock night in your local pub.

Be a Gig Maker 

What makes Oxjam so special?

Being a Gig Maker

"The best thing about my Oxjam experience is the amount of money I've raised while doing what I love doing! Oxjam has allowed me to build my skills in event planning, marketing, fundraising and public relations."

- Lindsey McGhie, Gig Maker

Training and support

We'll support you every step of the way with a step-by-step guide on how to organise a gig, an invitation to our summer training events, and exclusive access to advice and support from music and industry experts.

What's in it for you?

  • You'll receive specialist training and a step-by-step guide on how to organise a great gig.
  • You'll gain credible live music events experience.
  • You'll be bringing a national music festival to your home town.
  • You'll have loads of fun! 

Be a Gig Maker 

What do you need to do?

Design it

Think about who your audience will be and cater for them. Get your friends involved to help organise it and make sure everyone knows your gig is part of Oxjam.

Planning your event

Make it

Choose performers with a big local following and make sure they fit in with your venue and theme. Spend as little as possible in order to raise as much as possible!

Choosing bands and acts

Promote it

List your event on the Oxjam map so everyone knows it's happening. Promote your event on social media, in the local paper & make sure it's all Oxjam branded!

List your event

Fundraise

It's important to fundraise in the lead up to the event, as well as making the most out of the event. You could hold a quiz night in the run up and run the cloakroom on the night, for example

Fundraising ideas

Talk to the team

Telephone: 0300 200 1255 | Emailoxjam@oxfam.org.uk
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