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Two new organisations join CVAN South East

12th Dec 2018

We are pleased to announce that Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Whitstable Biennale are the latest members to join our network.

Established in 1974, Milton Keynes Arts Centre offers creative workshops, artists’ studios and a lively programme of exhibitions and events encouraging participation and exploration. Set beside the Grand Union Canal, two miles from central Milton Keynes, the Arts Centre occupies a site within the impressive grounds of Great Linford Manor, including a 17th century barn and historic almshouses.

Emma-Jayne Taylor, Director, Milton Keynes Arts Centre said:

We’re delighted to join the CVAN South East network and are looking forward to working with our colleagues across the South East region.

Having completed the ninth iteration of the festival this year, Whitstable Biennale now works year round across East and North Kent, from its base at the University of Kent. Continuing the focus on artists’ commissions and residences, Director, Sue Jones, has plans to extend their work with schools and young people, and professional development support for early career artists, as well as working on the next editions of the Estuary Festival in partnership with Metal.

Sue Jones, Director, Whitstable Biennale said:

Whitstable Biennale is in an exciting phase of development, extending our reach in North Kent and working with artists and communities in new ways. We are very much looking forward to actively participating in the CVAN South East network, working closely with peer organisations in the region.

Both Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Whitstable Biennale have recently entered the National Portfolio of Arts Council England for the South East.

If your organisation would like to ask about taking part in the network, contact our Manager, Oliver Sumner.

Image: Summercamp, Whitstable Biennale, Josephine Callaghan, 2018. Photo: Rosie Lonsdale.

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