The Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes (AHA-MK) has set up the Milton Keynes Cultural Education Partnership (MKCEP) with support from Artswork and in response to Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge. This asks arts and cultural organisations, educational institutions and local authorities to come together to:
- Drive a locally joined-up arts and cultural offer
- Share resources
- Create a more consistent, coherent and visible delivery of cultural education to offer high quality arts and cultural education to all children and young people (CYP).
MKCEP will develop a Cultural Education Strategy and Action Plan to ensure all Milton Keynes’ CYP (0-19 & 0-25 for those with special needs) have the opportunity to create, participate in and influence culture. The aim is for such activity to positively impact on their well-being and support their creative, personal and educational development. We are now developing a Cultural Education Strategy and Action Plan around three key priorities:
- Happier and Healthier Young People
- Exploring, Discovering and Enabling Creativity
- Careers, Skills and Opportunities.
Cultural Commissioning Brief
The Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes (AHA-MK) and Artswork are partnering with Milton Keynes Council Public Health Department and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to recruit an artist and a filmmaker to deliver a creative commissioning pilot. This pilot forms part of the Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Programme. The artist and filmmaker will work with groups of school children, engaging them through arts and creativity around the concept of mental health and wellbeing. A final film that shares the outputs of the creative sessions, will aid understanding of young people’s views of mental health. The film will be used to facilitate conversations about mental health and wellbeing. For more information and details of how to apply, please download the brief here: Cultural Commissioning MH Brief MK July Final