Arts on the Waterways

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 last edition of Arts on the Waterways newsletter for information about our most recent projects.  


Although our arts projects are to be confirmed, some of the projects you can expect to hear about in the upcoming months include Hinterlands 2, National Street Art Competition, more about Flow Photo and our successful photographer, Litter Art, Wild Places, more about Unlocking the Severn Arts, Mikron Theatre boat tour, Ikon Slow Boat and Super Slow Way.