Established in 2004, OVADA is the Visual Arts Development Agency for the City of Oxford and the County of Oxfordshire.  OVADA strives to develop high quality visual arts in the South East region by providing a diverse and interdisciplinary programme of inclusive exhibitions, events and related education programmes that will develop new audiences.  OVADA delivers this work by creating new opportunities for artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies and off-site projects.  By providing a stimulating environment, both emerging and established artists are encouraged to take risks and are supported in their continuing development through our programme of advice sessions, networking and information sharing.  OVADA aims to present Oxfordshire artists within the context of contemporary practice, alongside national and international artists, helping to form productive collaborations.