Established in 2005, Festive Road is an inclusive and inventive community arts organisation, based in Milton Keynes.
Our unique fusion of art and engineering provide the opportunity for imagination and technology to come together in an exciting, educational, and innovative way. This combination shows how art and STEM can work together to develop vital creative thinking.
We believe that art crosses all barriers – giving people a commonality, beyond language and cultural & physical differences.
Our focus is on a collective output with an ethos of inclusivity, collaboration and green credentials. We want to positively influence the way participatory and outdoor art is created across the UK.
Our approach is always innovative: using recycled materials, mixed media, music, movement and invented techniques; we create costumes, mobile structures, performance and outdoor installations; all as vehicles for collaborative expression.
Our work brings people of all cultures, abilities and ages together, with an emphasis on community cohesion, confidence building, creative skills and cultural celebration.
We provide creative activities for community groups, family learning and in educational settings. We also provide training, skills development and employment opportunities for artists, volunteers and trainees.
There are 3 overarching values at the heart of everything we do at Festive Road:
Festive Road is committed to protecting and improving the environment by recycling commonly used materials such as mixed paper, cardboard, metal, plastic and glass bottles, aluminium cans and hazardous materials such as batteries and electronic equipment. Festive Road recycles, not only because it is sound policy, easy to do and helps the environment, but because it demonstrates our commitment to sustainable practices.
We feel it is important to educate people about recycling and environmental issues, especially the younger generation as the world is their future. We aim to highlight the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling through our work; leading by example.
One Festive Road Artist working with up to 30 children - £300 per day (plus materials)
Workshop involving Two Artists (lead & assistant) working with up to 60 children - £500 per day (plus materials)
A 3 day celebratory arts project involving 2 Artists (lead & assistant) and 60 pupils - £1,300 (plus materials)
Festive Road offers Inset days, Twilight sessions, Project planning days and team building days in creative thinking, partnership work, a wide range of classroom art activities, carnival, lantern making, dance & music. Contact us for more information.
Parking: Available on site
Public Liability Insurance: Held
DBS & Safeguarding Policy: Held
Arts Award Supporter
Arts Award Offered: Discover, Explore, Bronze & Silver
Martine Frost - Director & Chair
28 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK11 3HB
01908 921018 / 07977 142498