A new fund to improve the diversity of London’s public spaces has been announced by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Untold Stories will offer community-led organisations between £1,000 and £25,000 to develop new murals, street art, street names and programmes.
Recent research into London’s sculptures found huge gaps in representation. More than a fifth of London's statues are dedicated to named men, whilst only 4% are dedicated to named women. Just three of almost 1500 public monuments depict named women of colour.
Khan said London’s statues, street names and buildings have shown a limited perspective of the city’s history for “far too long”.
“I’m determined to do everything I can to ensure our public realm presents a more complete picture of everyone who has made London the incredible city it is today.”
Untold Stories opened its first application round Thursday (October 21), with a deadline of January 12.