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Communications and Publicity Assistant, AGMK and CARCMK

Role Details: Title Communications and Publicity Assistant, AGMK and CARCMK Description Arts Gateway MK need someone who is good with words and loves to persuade. We need to get our messages and requests out to an ever widening audience, beyond our core community of artists and creatives. We wish to promote MK as a creative place, and encourage anyone and everyone to support a wider range of creative activity. Already very active on Facebook, we’d like to deepen our presence in social media, particularly Twitter and new arrivals like MeetUp. We want to keep spreading our word across local print media, radio and TV, to new audiences, including corporate. We need to orchestrate our messages to our members and supporters. If you can bring 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

Resources for the Arts Survey (takes 4 mins)!

Are you based in MK area and do organise events or performances of any sort (fetes/festivals/concerts/plays/carnivals etc.)?  If so please complete the survey of seven questions (takes 4 mins!) to help Arts Gateway establish how best to support you with resources. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VWF3H8Z Please share too. Many thanks.

NEWS: New AGMK Spoken Word Team is LIVE

AGMK from today has a new Spoken Word Team, to be led by Terrie Howie and Richard Frost. The Spoken Word Team will now be responsible for: performance poetry, storytelling, stand-up, tour guiding, public speaking, and performance skills and events related to these areas. These areas are mostly subsumed under the Literature Team at the moment. This change leaves the Literature Team responsible for: fiction, page poetry, other prose (life-writing, biography, non-fiction, journalism), graphic novels, and the purely creative-writing side of drama and film (i.e. playwriting and scripts). (Any grey areas will be agreed upon as and when, in individual cases, or in partnership, as we currently do betweenTeams).  Terrie and Richard both have extensive experience of Community Arts, Arts in Education, and are already

The next Arts Gateway (Networking) Mingle – 30th September @ AC

Please come and join us for our popular Mingle event – Networking for the Arts at 6.30 – 9pm Following the Arts Council Funding Workshop (the workshop is now full but there is a waiting list should you wish to go on it) There’ll be the usual Mingle activities, with lots of networking, some refreshments, performance, music whilst browsing one or 2 stalls. You will also be able to see our current exhibition ‘conNEctWORK for the last time before we change over and get ready for our next Halloween theme. More details on the programme will follow shortly. Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite

Our Big Gig @ Thr Buszy: Saturday 12 July

As part of the National Big Gig programme we will be hosting an outdoor stage of live music all day from a host of local bands, DJ’s, solo artists & MC’s. Skate jam/competition for all ages on the Buszy Plaza. Garden Bar open for 18+ To apply to play at Our Big Gig send your demo to info@thebuszy.com by Sun 25th May. The line up will be announced on Fri 30th May. To volunteer as part of the crew for the day please email info@mad-uk.org for more info.

Festive Road Training Opportunies

  Do you – or someone you know – want to work with Festive Road, gaining experience in delivering workshops in schools, learning about carnival arts and help make amazing things in our workshop? Then we want to hear from you…   Over the next 12 months Festive Road is running a unique training programme and we are looking to offer places for up to four trainee artists to work with the company. Initially we are looking for applications from artists to work with us in 2014; however there may be opportunities for trainees to continue working with us into 2015.   We’ll be electing artists who are particularly interested in: working with schools and communities Gaining experience in arts education settings Delivering participatory arts

Arts Groups & the Health Agenda #SWOV

SPEAKING WITH ONE VOICE Earth Ideas cic has been commissioned to conduct a research and mapping exercise of the VCSE Sector (Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise) in Milton Keynes. This exciting project will inform the delivery of the Health & Wellbeing Agenda (MK Council). We are now inviting all groups, organisations, charities etc to complete our short survey in order to build a comprehensive map of the sector, and the wide ranging services on offer. This is your opportunity to inform, inspire and ignite delivery of vital services in new and innovative ways. #SWOV – Speaking With One Voice SWOV (a VCSE partnership), is a cohesive partnership organisation that will engage with public and private sector organisations and agencies to offer a cross section of