Tracing the Pathway are passionate about supporting communities which coalesce around the arts. As such we work closely with a number of local charities, businesses and community groups. Over the course of four years Groundwork has been supported with funding from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Milton Keynes Arts Centre, and Milton Keynes Council's Pedalling Cultura and Sharing Culture programmes.
Advice on the project’s resourcing has kindly been provided by Arts and Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes and Studio Chahde has been a huge support on advising and delivering all design aspects of the project. We have also worked in collaboration with the following partners whom have provided invaluable space for the development and presentation of the Groundwork Weekender: MK Gallery, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, Westbury Arts Centre, The Parks Trust, Unity Park Station (Winter Night Shelter), Gulliver’s Land, The Fred Roche Foundation, MK College and Bill’s Minibus and Coach Hire Ltd.
Groundwork has also supports Season for Change's work to celebrate the environment through culture and inspiring urgent action on climate change; and has featured as part of their widely disseminated programme.
More on our project partners are:
Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Milton Keynes Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre set in the historic grounds of Great Linford Manor Park. We present a programme of exhibitions, live events and educational activities inspired by our unique location. We provide artists with access to specialist resources and the space to explore new ideas, often developed in tandem with our communities.
Exploring new directions in the development of craft, design and the visual arts Milton Keynes Arts Centre provides a unique environment for practitioners to articulate new ideas, engaging with our communities to demonstrate the potential of creativity to change lives.
Milton Keynes Community Foundation
MK Community Foundation’s mission is to connect people with resources, skills and ideas to enrich lives and create positive growth for Milton Keynes.
Arts and Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes
The Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes (AHA-MK) is a forum of organisations that work together to position the arts and heritage sectors as strategic contributors to the community and economy of Milton Keynes. We promote, represent and develop arts and heritage, collaboratively delivering or supporting exciting activities. Through our work we champion the rich heritage and the creative future of Milton Keynes.
Along with this website, all print materials have been designed and produced by Milton Keynes based Studio Chehade. Founded by Daniel Chehade in 2012 the Studio has worked for a range of clients including Alan Kitching, Peter von Kant, Phaidon Press, The Hayward Gallery and the University of Arts London.
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre informs visitors about urban geography and new city planning - as well as the historical and natural heritage of Milton Keynes. Since 1992 Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre has been based at the beautiful and important medieval Scheduled Ancient Monument site of Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes.
Cycle Saviours is saving bikes, saving the environment and helping people get on their bikes. We rescue, restore and reuse pre-loved and abandoned bikes using them to benefit disadvantaged groups while promoting healthy living.
Previous year's partnerships include:
A Vegetative State
We are a Milton Keynes based food company providing tasty food made from good things. We cater for: Lunch Menus, Events, Outdoor Catering, and Supper Clubs. Our food can be brought to you ready to eat, or prepared on a fire at your place. It is all vegan and delicious and can easily be made gluten free.
Fulwell Court was the accommodation base for Groundwork's 2015 residency artists. The residents provided a welcoming and direct link into a community of older citizens in Milton Keynes.
At Fulwell Court sheltered housing scheme in Milton Keynes, we offer purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55. You can enjoy your retirement and get the best out of life in comfortable surroundings with the benefit of having a scheme manager and a 24-hour alarm service if ever you have an emergency. You will not need to worry about maintenance and repairs as we take care of those. We provide a wide range of facilities, including a communal lounge, a garden or outside seating area, an on-site laundry, parking bays and, in many schemes, a guest room for visitors. Sometimes you may want to be on your own and other times you may want to be sociable. Our properties give you that freedom and our scheme manager can help arrange social activities where you can meet other like-minded people. We know pets are important to some people and we have a policy which welcomes small pets.
MK Cows Products
The concrete cows in Milton Keynes have always been somewhat of a fascination to visitors and commentators alike. Some people cannot believe that they exist and others find it hard to understand why they do. Whatever is said about them, there continues to be an interest that makes people smile.
The population of Milton Keynes have showed continued interest in these little cows and so CMK Ltd has decided to continue the development of the Mini Concrete Cow brand and product range.
Concrete Cow Brewery
Concrete Cow Brewery have supported Tracing the Pathway, by supplying beers and ales for some of the Groundwork events. Concrete Cow Brewery is Milton Keynes' award-winning, hand crafted micro brewery.