Milton Keynes Council's Culture Team

The Culture team, as part of the wider Economy and Culture team supports the growth and development of the city’s cultural offer, taking a strategic lead on the delivery of the Creative and Cultural Strategy 2018 – 2027. They are responsible for managing the city’s Culture Grants portfolio and the cultural infrastructure capital investment programme. The team also support and deliver an ongoing public art commissioning programme.

The Culture team has the mandate to develop and deliver strategic cultural projects, programmes and commissions, often working in partnership and collaboration.  These initiatives are developed to ensure that culture makes a real difference to the quality of lives of residents and visitors and contributes to the ongoing success of Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes Creative and Cultural Strategy, written in partnership with the city’s cultural sector can be viewed here MK Creative and Cultural Strategy 2018-2027 (PDF, 833KB)

Milton Keynes hosts a wealth of cultural organisations and venues, including world-class contemporary art galleries, museums, theatres, art centres, heritage sites, performance and dance spaces, community arts facilities, artist run studios and workshops. A new website will launch in Spring 2019, offering a one-stop-shop of cultural listings for the city.

Floating Cinema under the A509, image credit: Willie Robb
Floating Cinema under the A509, image credit: Willie Robb

Current Vacancies

Project Newspaper (PDF, 634KB) - Deadline 26th May 2020

Organisations and Venues

The Culture team work in close collaboration with the city’s cultural organisations and venues. For a comprehensive overview of the cultural sector see the MK Arts & Heritage Alliance website or for specific information on heritage groups please head to the MK Heritage Association

MK Gallery concept, image credit: 6a architects
MK Gallery concept, image credit: 6a architects

More information about Milton Keynes arts venues can be found in:​ Trails, Guides, Walks & Maps

Last Updated: 13 May 2020