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As part of our commitment to improving and enlivening the City's streetscape, we welcome applications to place high quality artwork on the City's streets.

Read the Guidance Notes (110KB) to make sure your proposal is feasible and then complete the City Arts Initiative Application Form (230KB) If you would prefer a Word version of the application form or advice on your application email publicart@cityoflondon.gov.uk.

Submit the completed form, together with any supporting documentation that you think might provide a useful context at least a week prior to the meeting you wish it to be considered for.

As long as enough information has been provided, the application will then be added to the agenda of the next meeting of the City Arts Initiative.

The City Arts Initiative is an advisory group made up of City Members, officers and other professionals whose role it is to consider new public art proposals for the City.

The City Arts Initiative considers proposals on artistic and cultural merit.

City Arts Initiative meeting dates 2018-19

  • Thursday 8 November 2018
  • Wednesday 12 December 2018
  • Thursday 21 February 2019
  • Thursday 28 March 2019
  • Thursday 30 May 2019
  • Thursday 11 July 2019
  • Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Thursday 28 November 2019

In exceptional circumstances applications may be circulated to the CAI members by email if a quick response is needed.

After the meeting, we will be contact you to inform you of the outcome. We may ask for more information or the application may be rejected if it is not deemed appropriate. If it has been approved, your application will go to the Culture, Heritage & Libraries Committee to be ratified.

The Committee's approval acts as an "in principle" green light for the proposal.

Please note this does not mean your proposal is guaranteed to go ahead. You may need to apply for planning permission or licenses and there may be logistical issues to resolve.

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    Sculpture at Paternoster Square

    ​The City of London is home to an extensive range of artwork, from statues and memorials of great historic significance to contemporary pieces by some of the world’s most renowned artists.


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