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.

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Route Canal Arts is a professional contemporary visual arts company involved in the promotion of community & carnival arts.  We have a great track record of engaging the people through projects, workshops and parades we organise and run.

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

Simon has managed and delivered creative activities and events for; South Bedfordshire Council, Corby Borough Council, Northampton Council, Milton Keynes Borough Council, Wellingborough Borough Council and Welwyn Garden City Council. He has also managed and delivered creative activities for organisations such as Adult Education-Milton Keynes, Bridgwater Carnival, Festive Road, Milton Keynes College, Milton Keynes Community Arts workshop Trust, Silbury Group of Artists, Welwyn & Hatfield Housing Community Trust, and the Youth Service.  And collaborated with national art organisations such as Carnival Network South, Creative Junction, Maracatudo Mafua, Kinetika Blocco, Emergency Exit Arts, The Mighty Creatives, The New Carnival Company and UKCCA.


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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