Boris Johnson yesterday published his draft cultural strategy, which sets out how his administration will support the capital’s arts and culture sector, for public consultation.
The strategy, Cultural Metropolis, commits the Mayor to further citywide festivals such as the Story of London and “high quality art projects” such as the Fourth Plinth Commission and the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Publishing the document, the Mayor said London’s hosting of the 21012 Olympics offered the capital a “magnificent opportunity” to showcase its cultural and artistic sectors.
Johnson said: “This is not a time to be lowering ambitions. It is creativity, first and foremost, not funding that is central to London’s cultural life, and there is much to be done in terms of better co-ordination, reducing duplication and ensuring that the investment made over the next few years can have as big an impact as possible.”
Cultural Metropolis can be downloaded from the Greater London Authority website where a consultation questionnaire is also available to complete.