City Hall has launched an interactive online map capturing details of the capital’s cultural spaces - from theatres and studios to pubs and creative workspaces. Justine Simons explains how it will support local planners and creative workers.
A recent survey found that four in five Londoners would contribute at least £2 towards public art in their local area. Marine Tanguy and Vishal Kumar explore the potential role of citizens in new commissions.
The Local Government Association research concludes that a shared vision is essential to realising the positive social and economic benefits that can be achieved through cultural interventions in the public realm.
The Creative Land Trust, backed by seed funding of £4m from City Hall and £2m from Arts Council England, will seek additional finance from property developers and ask London councils to safeguard affordable workspaces.