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Artist Residency Opportunity

Artist Residency Opportunity Arts for Health Milton Keynes are looking for three artists who work site-specifically to respond to the Peartree Bridge estate of Milton Keynes, as a location for research and public engagement. Artists working across visual art, sound, performance, dance and music are invited to submit applications that consider ways of responding to the location, context, history and geography of Peartree Bridge in Milton Keynes. Selected artists will be invited to work with the Arts for Health team on one of the three residencies. The residencies look to develop ideas for participatory happenings with the community that bring together people and place, connecting with themes relating to a newly commissioned artwork by Boyd and Evans at Milton Keynes University Hospital. For more details

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

Volunteering Opportunity – History Researchers needed

Are you interested in the history of Milton Keynes? Why not get involved with helping Westbury Arts Centre develop their historical story. We’re looking for interested people to join our team to help with the research into our 17th century site. Working with the Living Archive we’ll provide training in digitisation and the recording of documents and images.  No experience necessary just lots of enthusiasm! Westbury Arts Centre dates back to the 17th Century and is a grade II listed farm house in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes. We want to tell the story of Westbury and share its largely unknown heritage with the people of Milton Keynes. If you would like to get involved please contact Westbury Arts Centre on admin@westburyartscentre.co.uk https://www.westburyartscentre.co.uk/a-history-of-westbury-volunteer-opportunities/

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

World Mental Health Day 2017

To mark World Mental Health Day 2017, a fantastic evening of art and live music will be held at Arts Central in Central Milton Keynes on Tuesday 10 October at 7pm. This free event has been organised by Shanon Austin, and is being supported by Arts Central, Pohwer, CCG, CNWL, The Mix, Rethink Mental Illness, Mind BLMK, The Parks Trust & Milton Keynes Council. The evening will provide an opportunity for people who are living with mental health issues to share their stories and to also encourage guests to talk openly about the often-misunderstood topic. The programme includes a “Silent Auction”, art pieces donated by Peter Leeson with proceeds going to the WMHD MK event, an art exhibition with works done by talented people who

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/

Summer fun with new free smartphone app created especially for Discovering MK

Discovering MK is a new smartphone app launching on 31st July 2017. Celebrating MK’s 50th birthday year, the app encourages residents and visitors to get out and explore Milton Keynes, discovering the places and spaces that make this city unique. Inspired by the Pokémon Go craze, the Discovering MK app reveals an interactive trail of 50 hidden gems around the city. At each location along the trail, you can unlock information about the landmark, challenge yourself, your family and friends to a fun mini quiz and upload a ‘selfie’ to show you are there. With a range of competitions and prize draws through the year, we hope you join in and share your selfies on social media. Developed by Arts & Heritage Alliance MK and

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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