Cultural opportunities

Any full time of part time opportunities related to the culture team or commissions, projects or event briefs will appear here, and on our Twitter and Facebook pages. We also advertise all of our opportunities on the Arts Jobs & Arts News website.

If you have any queries, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.


Midsummer Festival Commission

Milton Keynes City Council (MKCC) will be delivering the inaugural Midsummer Festival on 23 June 2024 in celebration of all things summer solstice, with a fun-packed free programme of music, maypoles, magic and more!

Midsummer Boulevard East will be transformed into a welcoming festival site, where everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate midsummer as a time of renewal, healing and good health.

The free programme will be packed with performances, workshops, installations, music, a street food market hosted by Sophie Etc. and much more.

Programme highlights include a newly commissioned work by immersive storytellers Wild Rumpus; Hip Hop maypole mavericks Folk Dance Remixed will be in residence; Thingamajig Theatre will present the otherworldly Ghost Caribou and an evening of contemporary folk will be brought to MK by the experimental music collective Outlands.

The Midsummer Festival team are looking to appoint MK based creative practitioners and/or cultural organisations to develop and deliver a piece of work or a project, that will temporarily activate a porte-cochère along Midsummer Boulevard East for the duration of the Midsummer Festival 2024. We are interested in proposals that explore the festival's theme of Summer Solstice.

Click here to read all application information.

Deadline for applications:  12 noon Friday 5 April 2024

Blue Lagoon Redway Link - Public Art Commission

Milton Keynes City Council is looking to appoint a creative practitioner or collaborative creative practice who have experience o developing and delivering site specific public art commissions.

Download and read the full information for the Blue Lagoon Redway Link commission.

If you have any questions about this commission you can email

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 11 December at 5pm GMT.

Culture Team contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ