Next Meetup

Life Drawing MK at Arts Central (Weekly classes)
• What we'll do Come along on and practise drawing from life at our relaxed untutored sessions. This is a chance to switch off from your day at work and unwind by flexing those creative muscles. We have a range of models that we use for our sessions and we provide some basic materials including paper, drawing boards, pencils, charcoal and some pastels. Feel free to bring your own materials if you have something special you want to try. There's even tea and biscuits to keep you going. Sessions are on a Thursday evening 7pm - 9pm. This is the drawing time so please arrive a little earlier to set up and get settled. 2018 Prices: £10 per session. Book 5 sessions for £45. RSVP: [masked]

Arts Central @ Kiln Farm

20 Burners Lane Kiln Farm · Milton Keynes

What we're about

Our Arts Central creative hub is based at Burners Lane, Kiln Farm

Welcome to the Arts Gateway MK Meet Up group!

AGMK - ‘Supporting the Arts & Creative Growth in MK’

Arts Gateway MK is an arts charity here to support, nurture and promote the arts and creative artists in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. Established over 25 years ago as the Milton Keynes Arts Association, we offer collaborative workspace for creative artists (Arts Central), mentoring, event promotion, networking for creative artists and those interested in the creative arts, volunteering opportunities and resource and equipment hire for events (CARC).

Our official membership is now run via our website but please do join this group to find out about particular meet ups!

If you would like to become a member of Arts Gateway MK and be part of the Arts Central family it is £15 for an annual membership. Please sign up via the Arts Gateway MK website here:

The benefits of becoming an Arts Gateway MK member are:

*Arts Central membership and access to a creative family doing a variety of interesting things across MK
*The opportunity to take space at Arts Central when suitable vacancies arise and become a Resident
*Access to Arts Central premises and resources during office hours
*Low cost rates for space hire at Arts Central
*Year-round creative events at our own spaces, including free entry to our networking events
*Members E-Commerce facilities via our website
*The chance to help provide a range of support for people wanting to be creative in and around MK
*Regular E-Newsletter on arts news, events and opportunity in the city
*Mentoring opportunities from Genre Team experts
*Discount on hires of costume, props or equipment from our subsidiary Community Arts Resource Centre (CARCMK)

The specific benefits of being part of the Arts Central family are:

No need to work in isolation at home again and it's affordable for all! We have permanent studio/office/desk space ranging from £12 - £50 a week.

If you are planning to become a Resident Member or will be hiring space regularly, we will provide you with an ID card. You will need to provide a passport size photo or state that you are happy for your profile photo to be used but this must be a clear head and shoulders shot. The annual subscription gives you heavily discounted rates for the different spaces available.

We have a fantastic purpose built theatre/cinema space that seats approx 100 people but can also be used as a multi purpose space to hire. We also have meeting rooms, dance floor space for classes etc, workshop space, hot desks and a cafe area as somewhere to chill out and network if you want to! These spaces range from £5 an hour to £50 a session. To hire a hot desk it is £5 for the day until 6pm or £8 until 9pm.

Our Arts Central creative hubs are based at Burners Lane, Kiln Farm

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