Borough of Culture

The Mayor of London has launched a new scheme designed to showcase culture and creativity in London. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture Programmes, London Borough of Culture is a £2.5m scheme which will award two winning London Boroughs (2019 and 2020) and will be announced in February 2018.

The London Borough of Culture award defines ‘culture’ in its broadest sense. This includes the visual and performing arts, museums, libraries and literature. It includes ‘popular’ and informal culture too and everyday creativity in a variety of settings. It may be led by professional artists or local people. It also covers heritage, from historic buildings and sites to cultures and memories valued by local people. It does not include sports.