We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Waterway arts

Many of us enjoy art and culture, and our 2,000 mile network of canals and rivers makes an ideal setting for our Arts on the Waterways programme.

This helps to bring new audiences to our cherished waterways as well as supporting great upcoming and established artists. It also takes the arts to areas which other cultural programmes have struggled to reach.

Our Arts on the Waterways programme is supported by public funding through Arts Council England and the Arts Council of Wales. We initiate many new commissions with leading arts partners and respond to talented artists and producers who are inspired by our canals and rivers to create pioneering new works.

Take a look at our Autumn edition of Arts on the Waterways newsletter for further information about our most recent projects.