MKIAC has been operating in Milton Keynes (prompted by the 9/11 attacks) to connect communities, and bring people together through high quality shared arts experiences. We work in a diverse range of locations across the city including, community centres, schools, galleries, libraries and museums. We deliver arts workshops, seminars and events inspired by Islamic arts and heritage. We explore the themes of Calligraphy, Architecture, Geometry, Arabesque and Garden design. We believe that art transcends religion, politics and race and empowers the individual and benefits the community. MKIAC have started a new phase of delivery One Journey: Connecting Communities a programme of high quality arts experiences focussing on strengthening community cohesion.
MKIAC also delivers a large scale annual community festival “Art in the Park “ celebrating it's 11th anniversary this year with over 18000 visitors. We have been recognised for our work with volunteers and have been awarded the Queen's Jubilee Award for voluntary service.
We work closely with partners and funders who respect our values on diversity and inclusivity. We attended the Arts Council England's annual event on diversity in arts and culture. Watch the highlights here:
MKIAC is proud to support schools and colleges to help both teachers and pupils enrich their learning experience and learning environment through the creative process. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to learn, explore and be free to express their artistic potential whatever their cultural background in a safe and inclusive environment. Through our diverse range of arts experiences, workshops, festivals and seminars with artists and performers from around the world we believe that we can support teachers and students, schools and colleges with additional creative bespoke opportunities to develop their Artsmark journey.
Charity No 1183548