Open call for Artists and Creative Practitioners, Milton Keynes Arts Centre


Milton Keynes Arts Centre is commissioning short artist-led workshops to follow at home, and practical demonstrations exploring a range of arts practice, aimed at our online communities. 

Full open call details

Artist brief – what we are looking for
We are keen that both our regular course participants and new online audiences have access to a program of creative learning opportunities in these times of isolation and social distancing. We aim to commission artists to deliver content for online distribution, which will be free to the public and accessed through our website. 

We require each piece of proposed content to be between 10–15 minutes. Artists will receive £75 artist fee inclusive of VAT, per content, which includes editing and prep time (equivalent to 3hours work). Please provide a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 proposed sessions. 

Materials costs will be reimbursed up-to a total of £5.00 per workshop or demonstration. 
The £75 fee will cover all costs including:
Liaison with Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Production & editing

*Please do not submit anything that is already available on your website, Vimeo, YouTube or other channels.

Editing and production
All proposed content must be able to be created safely within current government guidelines and restrictions surrounding COVID-19.
We expect artists to have the equipment and skills to record and edit their own content. 

Your proposal - please include the following 
Max 200 word description
Who your content is for: adults, children, everyone? 
What materials will someone watching from home need? 
5 words or phrases which describe desired learning outcomes. 
Equipment and/ or program specifications you intend to use.

Please also submit your CV and cover letter including a short outline of your past experience facilitating creative workshops including examples/ images, no more than 1 side of A4. This can be ‘offline’ workshops, however if you have experience hosting workshops digitally, please let us know. 

How to apply 
Please submit your application, along with an Equal Opportunities form to hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.orgby Saturday 30 May 2020