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Arts In the Park Festival – July 1st and 2nd

Milton Keynes explores Migration in Art in the Park Festival   Art in the Park Festival, organised by Milton Keynes Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture (MKIAC) returns to Campbell Park for its eighth successive year with the theme of Migration from Saturday 1st July (1-7pm) to Sunday 2nd July (1-6pm).   This celebratory multicultural festival has grown to attract over 11,000 people annually and provides a platform for local emerging talent to share a stage alongside internationally respected musicians, dancers, visual artists, chefs, storytellers and poets.   Art in the Park is delighted to be included in the MK50 major event program – to mark the city’s anniversary. In light of it being such a historic year, festival organisers have prepared their most ambitious event…

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…

MK50 Short Story Writing Competition

How often do you read a story set in Milton Keynes?  Not often enough! Help us to celebrate MK’s 50th birthday in 2017 by writing a short story set in our unique city. Science fiction, thriller, romance, historical fiction or gritty crime: as long as your story has MK as a backdrop, we want to read it. Maximum number of words: 1050 Age categories: 14 – 19 and 20+ 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £25 – in both categories Deadline for submissions: 21st April 2017 Winners will be notified by: 19th June 2017 What you need to know All entries must be written in English Stories must be set in Milton Keynes: past, present or future Stories may be in any genre,…

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…

Digital Tech Partner: story-trails tender opportunity

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DIGITAL TRAIL BRIEF Anticipated start date: November 2016 Budget: £5,000 Closing Date: 11am, Monday 12th September 1. Project Summary To create a digital trail of public art in central Milton Keynes using short stories created by our writer in residence to create a narrative for the public art pieces. 2. Background Earlier this year, Milton Keynes Council commissioned a writer in residence; Rachel Barnett to create 10-short stories about public art pieces in central Milton Keynes. We would like to launch these stories in Spring 2017 as part of MK’s 50th Birthday trails and walks programme. The stories are currently being written and will be completed by October 2016, ready for the successful bidder of this tender to record them and turn them into a…

Be part of Rimini Protokoll’s UK Premier ‘Remote Milton Keynes’

IFMK 2016 –International Festival Milton Keynes Be part of Rimini Protokoll’s UK Premier ‘Remote Milton Keynes’ IFMK 2016 are looking for a committed individual to volunteer, become part of the company and become part of this immersive tour of Milton Keynes for 10 days of the festival in July. There will be two shows a day at weekends and one show per day during the week. Download the full brief ‘here’ http://ifmiltonkeynes.org/festival-programme/2016/07/15/rimini-protokoll-remote-milton-keynes.html If you are interested to join the team, please get in touch with Amanda Pickard: amanda.pickard@stables.org

The Great War – a finale to the project!

Great War MK Remembered On 6th November 2015, the Great War MK partners are presenting the finale to their WW1 centenary project – a powerful performance of dance, drama, poetry, music and film. Drawing on the different elements produced over the last two years, Great War MK Remembered will provide a poignant evening for all. This showcase will bring together a patchwork of creative responses to WW1 in an evening of entertainment, commemoration and reflection. The evening will celebrate the talent and achievements of the Milton Keynes arts and heritage community and will include performances of original music composed by young people, moving dramatic performances from Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, haunting poetry, and breath-taking choreography with dancers from Shenley Retirement Village and Initiate Youth Dance…

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