AHA-MK Forum 16th September 2020. Theme: Cultural Education and Creative Thinking Across the Curriculum 

THE AHA-MK SEPTEMBER FORUM will be on 16th September, 10 am -12.15 via Zoom. It is themed Cultural Education and Creative Thinking. As Milton Keynes develops, it is important that the city generates innovation and creativity within its industries and cultural offering. Igniting creative thinking in school goers through cultural education inspires new generations of city dwellers who can equip the city with the progressive skills its needs to move forward. This forum will situate where cultural education in Milton Keynes is now and in what direction it can head.


The keynote speaker is Gary Fox, an Innovation Consultant, Ecosystem Designer and Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cranfield’s Centre for Competitive Creative Design. The talk will be based on the principles of strategic creativity, giving a focus to how creativity can be applied to major challenges that are defined by uncertainty, ambiguity and rapid change. Gary will interweave the ways in which arts and heritage can contribute to the wider eco-system in which strategic creativity sits.


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Continuing Professional Development Programme

AHA-MK delivers a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme mainly through our quarterly Forums, featuring inspirational speakers, case studies demonstrating best practice and policy and development topics relevant to the sectors.

Over the next few years, AHA-MK aims to advance its CPD programme to enable the development of cultural leadership and ambition in Milton Keynes to become European Capital of Culture 2023.  We have initiated a CPD Working Group drawn from hte membership, who are now working on plans to develop the CPD, including trips out of Milton Keynes.


Alongside our CPD sessions we offer networking opportunities allowing staff and volunteers from our arts and heritage member organisations to meet, mingle and form new partnerships. These opportunities are essential for discussion and debate and are highly valued by our members.

Development of Collaborative Projects

Through AHA-MK members are able to identify challenges and opportunities facing the sectors and collaborate to develop initiatives and projects that address these. Our fundraising and project management support allows projects to be realised for the good of the sector and the city.