A community of people interested in how we care for and maintain different parts of our world

About Maintain

Maintain was a non-profit, volunteer-run community of people interested in maintaining different parts of our world, recognizing the often hidden work done in repair, custodianship, stewardship, tending and caring for the things that matter.

Festival of Maintenance

For a number of years, we ran The Festival of Maintenance, bringing together hundreds of makers and maintainers from a huge range of industries and disciplines:

Festival of Maintenance 2018

London · 22nd September

Festival of Maintenance 2019

Liverpool · 29th September

Festival of Maintenance 2022

Online · 8th October

Our festivals were funded by sponsors, including Maker Assembly, and were produced by Newton Halewood Ltd. You can watch videos from each festival on our YouTube channel.

Closing Maintain

In 2023, we decided to close Maintain in its current form – you can read more about our decision here.