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Commission opportunity, Pedalling Culture

We are pleased to present a commissioning opportunity open to artists, practitioners and cultural organisations.  The commission, part of the Pedalling Culture project, is for arts activities/interventions during Summer 2018, which encourage greater engagement with the Redways of Milton Keynes.  We are looking for projects that will encourage citizens and visitors to take part in active exploration of the Redway network, its environment and the cultural venues and sites that the network links to. Pedalling Culture is a 2-year funded programme running from April 2017-April 2019.  The project is led by a consortium of cultural organisations: Arts and Heritage Alliance, Bletchley Park, Destination MK, MK Council, MK Gallery and MK City Centre Management.  The first phase of Pedalling Culture has focused on improving and building

Arts Administrator position at Arts Gateway (Deadline 21st Feb)

Can you help us build a creative community? We are seeking a dynamic enthusiastic ARTS ADMINISTRATOR to support delivery of our ambitious expansion plans. This role would suit someone with a background in creative or community activity, wanting to develop their organisational career. The previous post-holder is becoming a full-time musician after 16 years in the role. Arts Gateway MK is an arts charity based in Milton Keynes. We support and promote the arts and creative economy of the Milton Keynes area. We run creative programmes and provide low cost studio space for creatives under the name Arts Central; we are looking to expand this by moving to much larger premises. This is a key post, pivotal to our successful delivery. The main responsibilities are

Performance opportunity for Secret Garden Illuminations!

Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council is holding an 8 day long Winter Illumination Event during the last week of November/December. They have engaged an artist who will illuminate the Secret Garden on Stratford Road from 16.00 – 21.00 each evening and are looking to have a different food vendor along with entertainment EVERY evening. Would you and/or anyone that you know be interested in performing on WEDNESDAY 29th November? They would like some short (15 minute) performances over the four hour period. There is an expenses cover of £50 for the evening. Please contact- Olivia; oliviamckee@wgtc.org.uk or Dianne; diannebowyer@wolvertonandgreenleystowncouncil.gov.uk for further info or to confirm your interest.

Studios-Desks-Creative space available at Art Central!

Would you like to be a Resident of Arts Central and have your own permanent space at our Creative Hub community with 24/7 access? Looking for somewhere ‘other than home or the kitchen table’ to be creative and/or run your business? With other like-minded creatives who inspire each other possibly creating networking/collaborative opportunities (if you’d like that)? Somewhere to write, paint, draw, work on projects, do media & design, run workshops, events, meet your clients, photography, music, dance, do arts & crafts, fashion, community arts or just the admin that goes along with running your own business! We have a few studios and desk areas available at the moment at the most affordable rates in Milton Keynes! Get in touch now to arrange a visit/tour

AGMK APM, Mingle & Christmas Market – 14th December 2017

You are invited to our next Mingle @ Christmas Market **Networking – Live Music – Dance Performance – Photobooth – ArtsC Tree – Talks – Stalls (available to hire) – Exhibition – Mince Pies – Mulled Wine/Hot Food & other nibbles – Raffle + more!!** Programme + running order TBC. Do you get in touch now if you have something you’d like to share or promote. Stall application form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v0iuunlwk2p8y6z/Mingle%20Stall%20Form.doc?dl=0 This event will kick off with our Annual Public Meeting at 6pm – 6.30pm REGISTER HERE Entry: Members Free | Non Members £2 (pay on door) – please gift aid if possible www.artsgatewaymk.org.uk

Milton Keynes Cultural Education Partnership Opportunity for Arts Organisations/Artists

Milton Keynes Cultural Education Partnership Opportunity for Arts Organisations / Artists **Deadline 9th October** MK Cultural Education Partnership (MKCEP) invites applications from arts providers* working in Milton Keynes to participate in an exciting action research project focused on ‘place-making’.  The CEP seeks a maximum of five arts providers to work in partnership with local primary schools and is particularly keen to hear from those looking to develop their learning based practice and build stronger relationships with schools.  The aim of the programme is to identify and support the growth of cultural leadership within schools and arts education leadership in the cultural sector.  Joint project planning, delivery and reflection between teachers and arts providers will assist in deepening a common agenda – focusing in particular on

AGMK Mingle (Arts Networking/Showcase) 19th Sept 2017

You are invited to our next Arts Gateway MK Mingle (Arts Networking/Showcasing) @ Westbury Arts Centre Come and network with like minded creatives, listen to talks and 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. More details on the programme to be announced shortly. Entry: Members Free | Non Members £2 (pay on door) – please gift aid if possible. http://www.artsgatewaymk.org.uk/

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

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