Though many public art commissions are initiated through planning requirements, some developers in London have been recognising the benefits and exceeding these commitments. As the quality of the public realm for developments becomes more important to attract residents and tenants, then these opportunities are an important way of enriching public spaces.

Areas of the site you might find particularly useful:
Starting out - Why commission?
Commission Stages
Case studies and examples of high-quality projects in London
Details of our research for London, such as how to commission art for town centres

Elliot Lipton, Managing Director, First Base Ltd, and member of Art in the Open Advisory Board:
“Good public space has the ability to transform new developments by influencing how we relate to our homes, surrounding communities and the city. It is just as important as the design of the buildings themselves and we need to ensure that we support its quality and experience."