The Oxford Cultural Council directs funds to individuals and organizations that are dedicated to productive and creative efforts in the Arts, Humanities, or Interpretive Sciences, as defined as follows:
Arts involves the creation of work in the crafts, performing, visual, media, folk, design, literary, and interdisciplinary arts. In addition, they also include the presentation and preservation of and education about works in these disciplines.
Humanities refers to types of learning that deal with human values and aspirations, human thought and culture, language, and creativity. Interpretative Sciences is the types of learning that deal with nature, science, and technology in ways that explain how they relate to people’s lives.