MK Gallery seeks families from across Milton Keynes to take part in its 2018 Family-in-Residence programme. The Gallery is offering local families a unique and exciting opportunity to work with an artist to explore their creative interests. 

As a Family-in-Residence, your family will be supported by an MK Gallery Associate Artist over three months as you have fun imagining, experimenting and testing new ideas, materials and processes. You will then commission your artist to put on an event - inspired by your ideas - for your friends and other families to enjoy. Throughout your residency, your artist will help to inspire your creative thinking, explore possibilities, shape your ideas and guide your decisions.

MK Gallery’s Associate Artists are friendly and passionate about nurturing the creativity of others. They are experienced at working with a diverse range of people and ages. The artist will be specially selected to suit your family and provide a safe and positive environment for you to get creative in. You’ll have two meet ups with your artist before the final event at the end of your residency. The Family-in-Residence programme is flexible and each experience is tailored to meet the availability, needs and interests of the family.

Speaking about the Family-in-Residence programme, a previous participant said: “We really had a ball…it was an amazing opportunity for my children to build confidence and teach them how to run an event. This will help them in the future with any working environment. I think it's amazing…thank you so much.” 

To find out more or to express your family’s interest, please email, stating who your family are and why you’d like to take part.