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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

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

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

Transformation – a textiles exhibition with extras

  Mix3d stitch a textile trio based in Milton Keynes have curated an exhibition of Transformed textiles and invited other inspired artists to contribute. The Cornerstone gallery is downstairs and upstairs at the Cornerstone church at 300 Saxon Gate West Exhibition open for viewing during usual opening times. On until the 30th of October https://www.facebook.com/mix3dstitch/    

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

Extended deadline for MK Arts Week applications!

Still time to sign up for MK Arts Week Open Studios and make it into the catalogue!  The deadline is now the 26th of August! More info: …. calling all artists in the wider MK area , visual artists and crafters… Join MKAW to showcase your work so we can present a rich, diverse arts experience for this area. Benefits: You will be listed on this website either  with a small (thumbnail) photo of your work  (150 x 150) which you provide, we will list your studio address, contact details, the times of opening during MKAW and a small description plus a link to your own website (note deadlines) You will be listed in a printed brochure/ catalogue  (note deadlines) Benefit from the publicity spread through various media

Creative Arts Showcase – Market place stalls available – 30th June

This event replaces our quarterly Mingles.  Stalls are now available to hire for Arts & Crafts sellers, Food and Vendors, and anyone wishing to display their work or promote their event in a lively networking evening. 30th June – 5-9pm Free to Residents, £5 to Members and £20 to Non-Members. Please book via: info@artsgatewaymk.org.uk This event is taking place at Arts Central Clyde House – No. 10/20 Milburn Avenue, Oldbrook, MK6 2WA  

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