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Call Out for artists, dancers and community groups for Festival of Giants

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As part of the official #MK50 Birthday Celebrations, MÓTUS is curating performance events for Festive Road’s ‘Festival of Giants’ – a big, free, outdoor arts festival in Campbell Park on Sunday 25th June 2017. We are on the look out for artists, performers, acoustic musicians, dancers and community groups to be part of this MK50 celebratory event. If you would like to be involved in the event, please email: events@festiveroad.org.uk

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…

Feast of Fire: Artist Commissions for MK50 and City Club

CALLING ARTISTS FROM BEDFORDSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE! Feast of Fire is a magical and fiery event to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th anniversary. Taking place on Saturday 21 October from 6.30pm in Central Milton Keynes, this free event is being produced by The Stables with IF: Milton Keynes International Festival for MK50 and City Club with MK Council. Created by outdoor arts specialists Walk the Plank, the evening will include fire sculptures, a torchlit procession, Spellbound family show, live music, fireworks and pyrotechnics. Walk the Plank is inviting artists in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to submit ideas for commissions to animate Milton Keynes’ iconic portes cochères structures on Midsummer Boulevard with fire, sound and music as part of this celebratory event. The deadline for submissions is…

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…

Rachel Baker ‘Tributes: A Stroke of Pencil and Pain

Rachel Baker (Arts Central Resident) ‘Tributes: A Stroke of Pencil and Paint’ Private View 4 February 2017 7.30pm to 9 pm – RSVP ‘here’ or by email info@artsgatewaymk.org.uk A collection of portraits, wildlife and landscapes using pencil, graphite pencil and acrylics The exhibition will run from 16 January to 17 February 2017 The gallery is open for viewings weekdays between 12 and 2pm. Rachel Baker: Rachel Baker is a portrait artist working from Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. She is pursing her passion of art by capturing treasured memories, character and soul with the stroke of pencil and paint that will last a lifetime.  From images of beloved animals, she creates a unique, one of a kind portrait that makes a wonderful, personalized gifts for family or…

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