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.

In 2014-15 we delivered CPD sessions on the use of social media, accessing European funding, the visitor economy, and supporting young leaders in the arts and creative economy, with guest speakers including Hedley Swain, Arts Council Director South East, and Lyndsey Swift of Visit England.

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 for MK50 as well as a bid, shortlisting and hopefully delivery of European Capital of Culture 2023.

AHA-MK Forum, 1st March

Please download our latest Forum Flyer for 1st March.  We will be hearing form several members on their projects and plans and will welcome Clare Thurman of What Next? to talk about this national movement and how it might work in Milton Keynes.

Download the AHA-MK Flyer 1st March


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.

 Black Feathers MK Arts Centre