18-20 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK11 3HB info@artsgatewaymk.org.uk 01908 635 903

Janitor needed for Arts Central Studios


Arts Gateway MK is Milton Keynes’s largest provider of creative studios with 85 individual units housed at Arts Central Studios in a warehouse in Kiln Farm. It also has a 60-seater performance suite and is home to the Community Arts Resource Centre (CARC) which holds large stocks of equipment and costumes for hire.

We are seeking a Janitor/Handyperson to look after our premises and our residents part-time on a day-to-day basis. This appointment is for 5hrs per week part-time with extra hours possibly available as circumstances dictate our discretion. Attendance on site each weekday is required.

A self-starter with good interpersonal skills the role is to ensure our residents enjoy the optimum use of their studio spaces, and any external clients are well cared for.

It is expected that the successful candidate will join our fire warden and first aid teams. Training will be given in these areas if not previously qualified.

Applications: Please apply by email with a CV and covering letter to the Chair of Operations, andy.shaw@artsgatewaymk.org,uk

Deadline for application submissions 29th March 2024.



Venue Manager – Temporary Part-Time Contract (self employed)

Arts Gateway MK is looking for an enterprising and efficient creative to help set up our new performance venue at Arts Central. This will be a part-time (2 days per week) contract role funded for 12 months from early May, suitable for a self-starter with enthusiasm for a range of performance activities and great powers of persuasion.
Arts Central is MK`s largest provider of creative studios, currently increasing to 85, and the home of Community Arts Resources Centre as well as our 60-capacity performance suite recently completed within the complex.
The fee for the initial 12 months will be £12,480 (equivalent to 104 days at £120 per day), worked flexibly and payable monthly against invoices. Exceptionally there may be additional payments for periods of high workload. The contract may be extended beyond May 2025 subject to revenue and external funding. If you`d like to find out more contact John Best at john.best@artsgatewaymk.org.uk. Closing date will be midnight on Sunday 21st April and interviews are planned for  Monday 29th April.




Trustee Recruitment

We are looking to further increase the size of our Board, to bring additional skills,
knowledge and connections and further innovation and fresh thinking to the team who
have helped it prosper so far. Trustees provide the oversight and governance for the
charity which includes a 70+ artists studio complex; part-time staff team; grants including
from MK Community Foundation, MK Council, Arts Council England.
We are particularly looking for people who can help AGMK with specific skills and
knowledge in:

  • Programming or production of any Art Genre.
  • Finance and accounts
  • Organisational and people management
  • Law, especially property law
  • Marketing and communications including digital media
  • Volunteer Management

We want the Board to have a wider representation of the diversity of our city. We are
particularly interested in hearing from people of colour and individuals from the LGBTQIA+
community as well as professionals in the early stages of their careers. You do not need
prior Trustee experience. The Board holds monthly meetings and Trustees take part in task-and-finish working groups when specific issues arise that need more intensive consideration.
The formal Trustee role description is on our website.
How to Apply
Our recruitment process is transparent and straightforward. If you are interested, please
contact john.best@artsgatewaymk.org.uk for an informal discussion and to arrange a visit
to see round our premises in Burners Lane and meet some of our resident artists.
We will invite you to write a short statement of your interest in AGMK, your career, skills
and connections, and how you think you can contribute to our further success.
Our Recruitment Committee will shortlist and interview candidates. Candidates will then be
invited to join the board, or to take an observer role with a view to full trusteeship later



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MK Lit Fest is bringing a wealth of diverse voices to your screens this Spring as we continue our online events season. Listen to womens’ voices as the 100 Voices for 100 Years projects celebrates a century of female suffrage, learn about the importance of LGBT voices as Chris Bryant MP tells how a group of almost forgotten queer and nearly queer rebel MPs helped change the course of Word War II, and hear BAME voices in the writings of novelist and screenwriter Courttia Newland.

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This event is free to attend, but donations to our costs would be very welcome. Click here to donate online.

The Event

Peter Laws is an ordained Reverend with a taste for the macabre. He writes a monthly column in The Fortean Times magazine and is the creator of the acclaimed Matt Hunter crime-fiction series, published by Allison and Busby. The latest, Possessed (click to order from Waterstones), explores the world of murder and demonic possession.

He also wrote the non-fiction book The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death and Gore [ICON Books, 2018] where he travelled to Transylvania, Rome and across the UK explaining (and defending) the human morbid streak. He is the creator of the ground breaking Creepy Cove Community Church Podcast, a regular ‘church service’ complete with Gothic hymns, spooky sermons and eerie prayers: all broadcast from a mysterious haunted fishing town where every horror film actually happened. The podcast is a mixture of comedy, drama and non-judgemental spirituality, and has been described as ‘Songs of Praise meets Stephen King’. 

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