Inclusive Practice in the Arts

Since 2018, MK Gallery’s Inclusive Practice in the Arts (IPA) programme has provided bespoke opportunities for children and young people with additional and complex needs, alongside a wider organisational commitment to championing access and inclusion. 

Art and Us

MK Gallery’s Art and Us programme provides bespoke artist-led workshops for children aged 5+ with complex support needs. Children and family members can enjoy spending time together in an environment which is creative, accessible, fun and understanding of everyone’s needs.

Read the Evaluation of the Art and Us Programme at MK Gallery, conducted by the Open University here.

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How can we create safe, accessible spaces for all?

MK Gallery’s recent film made in collaboration with the Open University and the BBC.



MK Gallery is excited to be working in partnership with Hastings-based organisation Project Art Works on the Explorers Project. Project Art Works collaborates with people with complex support needs, families and circles of support.

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Supported Studio

Springtime will see MK Gallery launching a new supported studio programme for young people aged 14-25, who identify as being neurodiverse or as having additional or complex needs.

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Sensory Tours

MK Gallery delivers a year-round programme of artist-led sensory exhibition tours. These tours are designed for toddlers, children, young people, and adults with complex support needs, and those who may benefit from a sensory exploration of our spaces. Check our what’s on page to find all upcoming sensory tour listings. Use the link below to enquire about bespoke sensory tours for schools/community groups.

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MK Gallery’s Inclusive Practice in the Arts programme is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Milton Keynes Community Foundation.