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Route Canal Arts believe in creative partnerships with a commitment to working with people through the arts to make a real difference to their lives. We strive to deliver high quality art projects using sustainable and recycled resources through creative thinking to engage and inspire the people we work with.

We’re a ‘not for profit’ arts organisation and love looking into opportunities to innovate and originate brilliant ideas to create art, art projects and events for Business, Local Communities and Schools and Colleges.

Welcome to RC Arts

A homepage section

Occasionally RC Arts will have periods of reflection or thought which will be posted on our Blog page. Simon’s musings can be interrupted by the sound and colour of carnival.

This Website is currently being updated for 2020/21

 Current Blog titles
1. Who is Route Canal Arts?
2. Using sustainable materials in the carnival arts
3. How to make glue
4. How to make paint   

The Gallery currently has a few films about our winter work.

About

We are Local, National and truly International

Route Canal Arts is community artist and entrepreneur Simon Tipping, focusing on art in business, educational and family learning settings. Over the past 35 years Simon has worked regularly and extensively across business, schools and communities in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London, Northamptonshire, and Somerset as a freelance artist, in partnership with other fellow artists or Arts organizations or as Route Canal Arts.

Route canal arts is a specialist in the Outdoor arts of carnival and lantern parades, we are versatile and adept at many things. From: making to workshops, fundraising to event management, skill share to training, young and old, businesses to schools & colleges.

Blog

Towards a Greener Carnival – Paint Recipes

Since 2019 Route Canal Arts and Simon Tipping has been developing a sustainable ethos in the materials, we use to create carnival costume and large processional sculptures. Mainly looking at the possibilities of eliminating or reducing the amount of petroleum-based materials used in the carnival sector. How to make Paint for carnival &art projects for …

Using sustainable materials in the carnival arts

Since 2019 Route Canal Arts and Simon Tipping has been developing a sustainable ethos in the materials, we use to create carnival costume and large processional sculptures.  Mainly looking at the possibilities of eliminating or reducing the amount of petroleum-based materials used in the carnival sector. As most of Route Canal Arts workshops takes place …

Contact

Let’s work together 

If there’s something which sparks your interest here and you want to find out more, our team would be delighted to hear from you.

Get in touch with Simon Tipping the creative director – mobile: 07977142498 or email: simon@routecanalarts.org.uk