A vibrant and engaging, fringe arts festival in Milton Keynes, showcasing some of the most pioneering and experimental work in outdoor arts, immersive theatre, visual arts, performance, comedy, music and dance! As the official Fringe to the MK International Festival, MK Festival Fringe is held biennially, with a programme that includes specially commissioned, invited and self-funded productions.

MK Festival Fringe dates for 2016 are Wednesday 13th July to Saturday 23rd July

Put these dates in your diary and please share with your friends

Calling all Artists!

If you are an artist, performer or creative company; and would like to be included in the festival programme this year, then please register to take part. Submission proposals are being accepted from now until midnight on Sunday 13th March. For more details about registering, please click here.

Details about the festival and the programme will be released on our website and via social media over the coming months. For the latest updates, follow us on twitter @MKFringe and via our Facebook page

Calling all Producers!

In 2014 MK Festival Fringe offered 37 separate events (many repeated); 60% of attendees surveyed came specifically to see the MK Festival Fringe and 98% are interested in returning to future events. For local and/or heritage funding opportunities, please click here: (links to MK Council website).
Together, let’s help MK to celebrate being 49 and programming slightly less than 50 events!

Funding Partners

MK Festival Fringe is a community interest company that delivers MK Festival Fringe every two years using funding from our partners. The festival programme includes several free events, all presented within the unique and vibrant landscape of Milton Keynes. Our work is supported by funding from: Arts Council England, MK Council, CMK Town Council and MK Community Foundation for their continued support.

Make a Donation

We can now accept online donations towards the running of MK Festival Fringe. Making a donation will help us to support and commission new, exciting artistic projects for the festival programme.
Your support could help in a variety of ways at the festival:
£10 will pay for transporting artists to an Milton Keynes venue
£25 will pay for the construction of an installation
£50 will pay for an artist to deliver a performance

To make an online donation, please click here to visit our event page on Eventbrite.
Thank you for your support.

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Jobs and events for the website.

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spacer image There are a lot of new readers this month, so hello to you all .   Cultural jobs in Milton Keynes seem to have picked up with briefs being shared via social media and ACE Arts Jobs, more are listed below and I wish all of you who are job hunting the best of luck.  If you have any news, opportunities events which you would like shared next month please do email me arts@milton-keynes.gov.uk


Lucy Bedford

Arts Development Officer, Milton Keynes Council

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spacer image spacer image An Ideal Syllabus – working with MK Arts Centre we are proud to launch a professional development programme running for 6-months from May 2016.  Pop onto the website to express an interest or keep an eye on it next week where the full programme and application process will be listed.  The scheme will be free for 10 selected artists.
Urja Desai is one of 20 dancers that was nominated by her peers as a future leaders and she has been selected to take part in Dance UK’s Dancers’ Mentoring Programme 2015/16.  It is a programme designed to build capacity within the dance workforce and to ensure skills and knowledge retention in the sector, addressing problems of succession to key artistic and non-artistic roles.  Congratulations Urja
Urja DesaiUrja DesaiMK Business Achievement Awards – congratulations to our shortlisted creative and cultural partners for the 2016 award.  Good luck to all of you for the coming awards night… MK Gallery, The Stables, MK City Orchestra, Marc Davies Bespoke Interiors & Dancebox Studios
IF:MK – The International Festival has started promoting some of their programme and you can now buy tickets.  I would encourage you to get in their early.  I ordered my tickets for Voala: Station yesterday and cannot wait
Ambition for Excellence – this week MK Gallery had confirmation that they have secured £750,000 from Arts Council England for their City Club project.  Read about the full programme in their press release
Future Learn – there is a wealth of free courses covering arts & creative subjects, business and just about anything else you might like to learn about.  I have just completed the Smart Cities course which was fantastic.
Festivals 2016 – find out what’s on this year through the Pinterest Festivals Board
Festivals PinterestFestivals 2016Christine Gallagher – who was selected to exhibit at the 2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize is currently exhibiting at Stantonbury Gallery – definitely worth a look! And a belated well done to Christine on gaining such profile of her work
Arts Council Grants Portal – I’ve spent a bit of time playing around with the new portal which is used to apply for Grants for the Arts.  I can confirm that it seems to be the same questions as per the last system but the system isn’t very intuitive so do give yourself plenty of time to become familiar with the system and undertake the pre-registration if you’re planning on applying anytime soon.
Green Town Group – MK Gallery secured funding from Ernest Cook Trust and have started a new schools artists outdoor project.  Read more about it Green Town Group
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spacer image spacer image This list aims to be a taster of what’s on and cannot cover all arts-related activity in MK but please do head to http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/Culture-in-MK for a regular list of what’s on and do send details of your events that need promoting to: merryl@destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk
Bar Bar Black Sheep Opening  – 3rd March from 4pm – new arts bar and café opening in Wolverton
MK City Orchestra concert – 4th March, 7.30pm at The Venue
Stantonbury Gallery  – Christine Gallagher until 13th March
MOTUS presents New Art Club’s Pete Shenton – 28th February 10.30-4.30
Peter Pan Event at Westbury Arts Centre – 26th March 11-5pm family friendly day out
If you’d like to keep up-to-date with the MK Gallery Learning Events then follow them on facebook: MK Gallery Learning Facebook & Start the Art
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