Arts Central is where I am lucky enough to have a Studio in Central Milton Keynes. Set up nearly 3 years ago by the charity - Arts Gateway, we operate in empty office buildings generously lent to us by local landlords. The only down side is that we have 28 days to vacate if the Landlords find ‘proper’ tenants who will pay the going rent. Anyway, glossing over the down side, we have created amazing spaces in these buildings with Open Studios, desk space, rehearsal and performance spaces for local companies.
I love being part of the Milton Keynes creative community and have made many new friends and contacts over the last 3 years. Affordable studio space is rare all over the country it seems, it would just be great to have the same affordable space in a more stable enviroment for a few years.