Create London commissions art and architecture in the public realm.
We support artists and creative practitioners to find new ways to make positive contributions to civic life.
We do two things:
We commission ambitious new art and arts infrastructure
We seek to positively impact civic and community life
Our work is situated at the intersection of these. We set out to create a dynamic relationship between them: a virtuous circle.
Our belief is that working in public settings can enrich creative practice and that working with artists can in turn enrich civic and community life.
Over our ten-year history, our focus has shifted from temporary projects in east London to establishing long-term artist and community-led initiatives across the UK. Since 2011 we have helped to set up ten new organisations that include an adventure playground, a community-minded art school, and London’s leading employability programme for young people in the creative sector, and a year-long multi-disciplinary programme marking the centenary of Britain’s largest social housing estate.
We work with artists, architects, communities, cultural institutions and local authorities, developing projects that create lasting and sustainable benefits, and increase participation in creative practice, create jobs and support community growth.
Our work in policy underpins our practice and we have collaborated with the Universities of Edinburgh, Goldsmiths and Sheffield to commission pioneering research on inequalities in the UK cultural industry.
We are part of a growing international movement that seeks to expand what art can do and who it is for.
Create London Team
Diana Ibáñez López
Senior Curator - architecture and urbanism
Senior Curator - visual art
Curator: The White House
Assistant Curator - The White House
Community Co-ordinator, The White House
The White House Caretaker
Lewis Dalton Gilbert
Curator - Hackney Windrush Commission
Hackney Windrush Commission Coordinator
Assistant Curator and Producer
Assistant Curator - Engagement
Becontree Centenary Programme Manager
Administrator and PA to the Chief Executive
David Bailey, CBE
Artist, photographer and filmmaker and Director, Camera Eye Limited
Maha El Dimachki
Financial Conduct Authority
Councillor Paul Douglas
Junior Cabinet Member for Borough of Culture, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Councillor Denise Jones
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Global Editor in Chief, Time Out
Claude Moraes OBE
Former Member of the European Parliament and former Chair of its Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Leslie Morphy, OBE
Consultant, Deputy Chair of Board of Governors at Oxford Brookes University
Councillor Guy Nicholson
Interim Chair of Create London
Founder, RitMir Ventures
Leader of the Council Darren Rodwell
Leader of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Head of International ESG, Bank of America