Arts Gateway MK is now seeking a number of motivated individuals to join our Board of Trustees. As a Charity, AGMK’s Trustees are critical in developing and shaping the future of the organisation under the guidance of our Chair John Best. We are particuarly interested in hearing from people of colour and individuals from the LGBTQI+ community as well as professionals in the early stages of their careers.
In particular, we would welcome applications from individuals wishing to volunteer as a Secretary to the Board and individuals with experience in the Accountancy sector.
To apply or to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the second time in less than a week we again can offer our sincerest thanks, this time to the Garfield Weston Foundation for a positive outcome on our latest funding application. This grant will help us to continue building our capacity to support the arts across Milton Keynes.
Established in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded charitable grant-making trust which now gives away approximately £80 million a year to charities across the UK. Having established one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK, the Weston Family Trustees today remain highly active and hands-on. The Foundation’s funding comes from an endowment of shares in the family business – a successful model that still endures today and as the businesses have grown so too have the charitable donations.
Each year the Foundation gives away its income and donations have continued to grow. Since it was established it has donated over £1 billion, of which over half has been given away in the past ten years alone. In the most recent financial year the Foundation gave away over £79 million to over 2,100 charities across the UK.
It is with heartfelt thanks from all of us Arts Gateway MK to Arts Council England for emergency funding they have provided to help us through this difficult time. This generous funding will help us keep our studios open at Arts Central MK for both current resident artists and those looking for studio space. The grant also provides us with development funding for the future, which we will announce in due course.
And finally a big thank you to National Lottery players for making this funding possible.
Arts Gateway MK is inviting submissions of art inspired by the current COVID-19 pandemic for its Changed World virtual art zone.
This can include drawings, paintings, film, animation, photography, music, dance and the written/spoken word, and contributions are welcome from both local artists and members of the community who may have been inspired to produce art because of the current situation.
Art will appear on Arts Gateway’s social media channels, and a selection of submissions will be exhibited at a physical exhibition in the future.
In addition, our panel will select a participating member of the community every month to receive a donation of £25 for a COVID-19-related charity of their choice.
To submit work, please join the Changed World Art Zone group on Facebook and post your art there. In your post include whether you are a working artist, amateur artist, student or new to art; the title of the work; and a paragraph about what has inspired it.
In response to government advice regarding COVID-19 and in consideration of our artists, volunteers, visitors and team we are currently postponing our public activity. Rest assured that we are continually working in the background to plan lots of future events. Watch this space. Read More
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