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Open call for Artists and Creative Practitioners

Application deadline: 30 June 2021
Shortlist week commencing: 05 July 2021 

Artists Fees: Competitive Rates

Photograph by Cat Lane

Milton Keynes Arts Centreis looking for artists and creative practitioners to join our team of Artist Associates to help deliver our creative learning courses and take part in larger scale events across the year, both online and in-person.

We have a particular interest in global craft and can offer bespoke spaces for making, including art room, jewellery, woodworking and ceramic studios and have green open spaces for outdoor activities.

We aspire to remove barriers and be open to all and strongly encourage applications from individuals currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sectors. This includes but is not limited to people of African or Caribbean heritage; Latin American heritage; East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian heritage; people with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ people.

Artist brief – what we are looking for
Milton Keynes Arts Centre is keen that both our in-person and online audiences have access to a program of creative learning opportunities that inspire and support wellbeing.

We welcome proposals for the following:

Adults (16+)
  • Five week courses (2.5hours per week)
  • One day (6 hours) or two-day workshops
  • One-off events and activities (1 hour)
  • Courses and workshops for adults and young people who are neuro-divergent

Children (Early years: 0–5, 5–7, 7–11, 11–15)
  • Five week courses (1.5 hours per week)
  • Half day (3 hours)
  • One-off events (30mins–1hour)
  • Sensory exploration workshops for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Your proposal - please include the following—   Max 200word description: what will participants make/ what are the techniques and creative outcomes.
—   Who your content is for: adults,children, everyone?
—   What materials, equipment and space are required?
—   5 desired learning outcomes

How to apply – to complete your application, you will need to submit:
—   A copy of your CV and cover letter including a short outline of your past experience facilitating creative workshops along with an EqualOpportunities form to by Wednesday 30 June 2021.
—    5 JPEG images of your recent work.
—   A link to your website and/ or social media.
We will also accept video/ audio files as an alternative to text-based documents.
We welcome applications in a variety of formats, this will not affect the decision making process. We also accept applications that have been written or spoken by someone else on the applicants behalf.

Should you have any questions, please contact

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