Advising locally

Our local enabling work allows us to offer bespoke advice and support to boroughs and others aiming to deliver high-quality projects on the ground.  Working in collaboration with Design for London, London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, and the Olympic Delivery Authority, to date our specialist art in the public realm expertise has supported boroughs, developers, artists, arts organisations and communities.

Key projects influenced through our work and support:

  • Temporary and permanent commissions for Hackney Wick/Fish Island
  • A13 Canning Town’s public art programme
  • Major commissions for the Olympic Park and its local communities
  • Lighting, art and community projects for High Street 2012
  • Art in the public realm opportunities in Stratford


This work importantly informs the resources and guidance that we develop for all those visiting this site.

Go to our research pages for information and guidance relating to this work.

Find out more about Open-City’s overall Advocacy and Enabling offer.