Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture is a registered charity created in direct response to the 9/11 attacks.
Inspired by Islamic arts, heritage and culture, encompassing both traditional and contemporary art forms, MKIAC covers a broad spectrum of inclusive arts-based events throughout the year. Our primary focus is using the arts as a vehichle to overcome societal divisions and provide a sense of community in our city.
The MKIAC ethos for promoting community unity was in clear evidence at the recent Art in the Park Festival. Over two days in May, visitors to the festival were treated to local and international full programme of arts and entertainment, including live musical performances, art workshops and exhibitions, a carnival parade, delicious cuisine.
Being a leading proponent of events which brings communities together, was the reason MKIAC also featured in the Milton Keynes Council successful bid to become a city in HM Queen's Platinum Jubilee year. MKIAC are delighted with this outcome and congratulate all those who worked tirelessly to bring this goal to fruition.
Art in the Park Festival is captured in the video below. See highlighted images filmed during the event, hear testimonials from some of those who provided the entertainment and marvel at the sight of the large numbers of visitors who came out in their droves from all walks of life, to thoroughly enjoy the great atmosphere and wonderful mix of activities.