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MK Arts Week 30th Sept – 8th Oct – Register Now!

This year, MK Arts Week is happening again, with a range of performances, workshops and talks. We kick off with Festival of Nations on the 30th of September! Lots of you will be exhibiting during the week in October. Please register ‘here’. We will also be grateful for personal and/or online support from those of you who are not contributing this year! So, watch out for the Lavendon Artists group, don’t miss the MKSA exhibition at Challenge House, Sherwood Drive or the Buckingham Arts for All trail…. For more information, please contact marketa.hermova@artsgatewaymk.org.uk Many thanks! www.mkaw.org.uk

Communications and Publicity Assistant, AGMK and CARCMK

Role Details: Title Communications and Publicity Assistant, AGMK and CARCMK Description Arts Gateway MK need someone who is good with words and loves to persuade. We need to get our messages and requests out to an ever widening audience, beyond our core community of artists and creatives. We wish to promote MK as a creative place, and encourage anyone and everyone to support a wider range of creative activity. Already very active on Facebook, we’d like to deepen our presence in social media, particularly Twitter and new arrivals like MeetUp. We want to keep spreading our word across local print media, radio and TV, to new audiences, including corporate. We need to orchestrate our messages to our members and supporters. If you can bring a…

AGMK Mingle (Arts Networking/Showcase­) 22nd June 2017

You are invited to our next Arts Gateway MK Mingle (Arts Networking/Showcasing) @ Arts Central REGISTER your attendance here: agmk-mingle-220617.eventbrite.co.uk Come and network, hear talks, live music, performance, raffle, browse stalls along with the usual refreshments. Get in touch now if you’d like a stall or download the stall form now. Entry: Members Free | Non Members £2 (pay on door) – please gift aid if possible. www.artsgatewaymk.org.uk

Malihehe Zafarnezhad Exhibition still on!

Just a reminder that Maliheh’s fantastic exhibition is still on and will run until the 22nd of May in the Arts Central Theatre & Gallery Arts Central Resident Maliheh Zafarnezhad – “The Reminiscence Artworks” – A Taste of Iran: friends and family portraits. This is Mali’s first UK solo exhibition. Do pop in to Arts Central weekdays between 12 and 2 or call if you’d like to pop in any other time for a visit! 01908 241122 or call the duty phone 07796 458544

AGMK Mingle (Arts Networking/Showcase) 29th March @ MK Museum

Win a chance to propose a funded project for AGMK to lead and drive forward….our Mingle is on Wednesday the 29th of March at the MK Museum….come and get involved and see what it’s all about!! We have a fab programme lined up for you to include information on: *This year’s MK Arts Week and how to take part *Info on MK’s first Film Festival *Info on MK’s first Literature Festival *Makers-Artists of Milton Keynes new book and the Get Making MK50 roadshow *Company MK – find out about their next production – Avenue Q and get a sneak preview of songs *Live music from acoustic duo Cortes & Jackson *Open mic to share or promote something *Short tour and quiz of MK Museum (also…

Working with Schools: Development day for Creative/Cultural Provider

Working with Schools: A development day for Creative and Cultural Providers 15th March 2017 – 1-3pm Arts Gateway MK, Third Floor, Norfolk House, Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2AH A development day for creative professionals who would like to explore the possibility of working with schools and other youth-focused agencies. Participants are welcomed from a wide range of creative and cultural industries and it is suitable for freelancers and organisations. Participants will; • Hear from established Milton Keynes artist Jane Charles about her work with schools • Explore the Culture Challenge with Kayte Judge and the practical ways this free service, run in conjunction with ArtsGateway MK and MK Council can help you reach schools, including some of the funding available • See case studies…

Creative Workspace Network Project Manager: paid work opportunity

Last year Arts Gateway led a sub-regional project funded by the Arts Council to identify and connect organisations offering creative workspace across the SEMLEP sub-region. This was successfully delivered up to a sub-regional launch meeting held in April at The Hat Factory in Luton. The project manager Amy Waruszynski stood down on the birth of her son in the summer, and there remains funding for a second phase of implementation. We are looking for a capable creative to pull the threads together in the first half of 2017, reporting into the reconvened steering group. The aims of the project remain to: a. Enable creative workspaces to collaborate and benefit from training, lobbying, advice and the sharing of resources b. Create a robust network equipped to…

Project Manager required for MK Arts Week 2017

Arts Gateway is looking for a PROJECT MANAGER to run the second MK Arts Week annual mixed arts/open studios event planned for 30th September to 8th October 2017. Arts Gateway MK is continuing this annual programme designed to involve creative artists in a range of genres, across MK and neighbouring areas. MKAW 2016 was funded and successful, and left a small surplus to pump-prime 2017. An early task will be to secure the funding for 2017 go ahead with the expectation that the post will be paid, as for the 2015 pilot and 2016 initial year. Alex Stacey last year very effectively showed how it could be done, and is available to brief her replacement. We are looking for a self-starter, able to organize the…

MK celebrates its diverse creativity at Festival of Nations 2016

Milton Keynes Arts Week was launched with a fanfare on Sunday (24th), as Arts Central welcomed the world through its creative doors at Norfolk House and Clyde House.  Festival of Nations 2016 is the third time the parent charity Arts Gateway MK has put on Festival of Nations, which brings together the creative heritage of all of MK`s diverse communities. Highlight of the Festival of Nations opening was the performance by Blabul Al Sharq, made up of the family of Belal Alasal, refugees recently arrived from Damascus.  Belal and his three small children were so touched by their welcome to Milton Keynes that they jumped at the opportunity to say thank you. MK Arts Week was opened by Deputy Mayor Cllr David Hopkins and Mayoress…

MK Arts Week 24th Sept – 2nd Oct

Welcome to Milton Keynes Arts Week. This inaugural event, which we hope will become an annual fixture in the regional arts calendar, is all  about reaching into the communities within Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas to call to all visual artists to showcase the range and depth of talent in this area. The nine days of this show have a wider remit than only Open Studios; there are pop-up exhibitions and arts trails to be devised, and spaces that are conjured from the artists’ imaginations into real experiences for everyone to enjoy which will   be listed on this site.  There is already a full programme of performances in place. These are very exciting as they mix up the arts and challenge us on several levels. But…

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