About us

Arts Gateway MK is a registered charity currently funded by Milton Keynes Council to ‘Support The Arts and Creative Growth in Milton Keynes’’. Our Mingle Networking events for 2012 are funded by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation. We are the first port of call for all local creative people, artists, groups and organisations.

Who are we?

We’re Arts Gateway MK, formed after more than 20 years as the Milton Keynes Arts Association, to develop our existing funding and support for MK artists and creative organisations.

What do we do?

We had previously offered 3 grant rounds a year to individuals, groups and organisation ranging from £500 to £1,500 for all manner of creative projects and events. Unfortunately we have had to suspend them until further notice due to our recent funding cuts.

We would like to encourage people to still get in touch with their ideas so that we can support and work with you in various areas such as securing funding, development, resources, contacts and advice. If you would like to discuss further please email Nicky Prince: info@artsgatewaymk.org.uk or call 01908 241122 with as much information as possible for discussion. You may be put in touch with one of our specialist panels for help and support.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment caused but will endeavour to help in any which way we can.

Times are definitely changing and we all need to look at new ways of working and moving forward. Fear not, we are working on lots of exciting changes for the future!

Please ensure you join our mailing list to be kept informed of news and events and indeed our own organisational changes and you can also join us on Facebook (and various Community Groups in the art genres) and Twitter.

What other support do we provide?

This website…with lots of useful tips and Case Studies – tbc
Weekly email newsletter straight to your inbox with local news and events and a facility to upload your own
1-2-1 advice, mentoring and surgeries – tbc
Support with careers – tbc
Links to other arts organisations/funders (see LINKS)
Events/ Networking
Promotion assistance via our weekly radio show on Secklow Sounds called Art-Iculate 
Affordable creative resources through the Community Arts Resource Centre – CARCMK
A database for anything arts related, venues, artists, supplies, examples of work etc – tbc
Proactive marketing support

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Who funds us?

We gratefully acknowledge support from:

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What to do next

So – sign up for the newsletter, join us on Facebook and Twitter and start planning ideas for your creative future.
Get in touch to see how we might be able to help you. Don’t forget if Networking is your thing, make sure you ask to join one of our Community groups on Facebook for Visual Arts (also covering design, film, fashion etc), Music, Literature, Dance and Drama/Theatre

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