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Nadim Choudray

MKIAC Opportunity: Visual Arts Commission

Milton Keynes Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture Organisation (MKIAC) is looking for an artist(s) to
create an ambitious, site specific installation for its annual outdoor festival Art in the Park.

In 2017 the Festival is part of the MK50 programme, an inclusive programme of events and activities celebrating 50 years of Milton Keynes. To commemorate this important milestone the Festival will have an overarching theme of ‘leaving old lands, and visions for the future’ exploring migration through the prism of 50 years of MK.

MK IAC has a seven year track record of developing and delivering its pioneering Art in the Park Festival (drawing many different communities to a celebration timed for the Eid festivities at the conclusion of Ramadan). The key aim of MKIAC is to build and support community cohesion and integration across Milton Keynes and with particular emphasis on Muslim communities through shared cultural activity and high quality arts delivery. Its primary activity is the Festival which presents live music, storytelling, processional/carnival activity, spoken word and visual arts, with a hugely successful programme of participation, and attracts circa 12,000 attendees each year.

In 2016 MKIAC initiated support from an experienced Artistic Advisory Group and appointed curatorial
support from Shubbak Festival, London’s largest festival of Contemporary Arab Culture. In 2017
Shubbak Artistic Director Eckhard Thiemann and executive director Daniel Gorman will work closely
with Art in the Park Director Anouar Kassim to develop its artistic programme including some joint
music and spoken word programming.

Art in the Park 2017 takes place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 12 – 7pm in Events Plateau,
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, MK9 4AD

The brief is open to individual artists and/or artists working in collaboration.

Please find the link to the full breif here.
If you’d like more information please contact Helen Chamberlain helen@artreach.biz