Arts Gateway MK is a not-for-profit social enterprise and we are constantly looking for new ways to support and promote our work in Milton Keynes. We receive no regular external funding, but have been fortunate enough to receive generous funding for a number of our projects from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation and Milton Keynes Council to name a few. We cover our operating costs through income from hires of studios and spaces, aiming to keep these costs as low as possible.
There are a number of ways that you can support us:
Donate online via Localgiving
Why not help creative development in MK by making a donation? If you donate through Gift Aid your money is increased by the Government. Donations can be either single or monthly recurring payments. We really do appreciate your support. Thank you very much.
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We are constantly in need of equipment for our studios, building resources for our building and many other items. If you think you might be able to donate to us please get in touch via our contact page providing contact details and a brief description of the items available and we will get in touch.
As a small volunteer-led charity, we are dependent upon a small group of active volunteers, who fall into four distinct categories: The Board is perforce made up of voluntary Trustees and varies between 5 (at present) and 10, recognising the need for a range of skills and perspectives.
The AC Management Team focuses on the premises, but extends to other AGMK business such as CARC (Community Arts Resources Centre). Most of the team receive a small fee as contractors, paid at Living Wage. Building volunteers are a small group of individuals who give their services towards the substantial building works being undertaken, bring skills, experience and time. These are entirely unpaid.
Project volunteers are ad hoc supporters who engage in particular projects, for example AC at Cornerstone gallery, MK Literary Festival, CARC operations, etc.
If you think you could fill any of these volunteer roles please contact us.