New London Architecture

Culture

Culture’s role in London’s development and regeneration 


 London is one of the world’s great cultural cities, offering exceptional collections of art, historical artefacts and world-famous architecture to millions of visitors each year. London’s ever-changing contemporary culture not only attracts international tourism but also brings new life to the city each day, with unrivalled festivals, arts, fashion, film, design, music and theatre. Creative industries are worth some £87bn to the UK economy and account for around one in six of the capital’s jobs — attracting talented staff from around the globe. Yet challenges abound, not least the loss of 35% of the capital’s music venues over the last eight years and the continuing loss of artist studios. 

A year-round programme explores the role of culture in regeneration and development, the transformation of London’s cultural institutions, and the continued development of the capital’s night-time economy. As London strives to meet the needs for increased housing, services and infrastructure, NLA investigates how the rich and unique culture and character of the capital can be maintained, celebrated and enhanced. 


Key themes
  • GLA policy updates including Cultural Infrastructure Plan, Creative Enterprise Zones and London Borough of Culture
  •  The role of culture in regeneration and placemaking of new and changing areas 
  • Updates on major cultural projects including Culture Mile and Stratford Waterfront 
  • London’s night-time economy

Proposed for 2020
  • London’s Cultural Infrastructure: Supporting Creatives, Think Tank, January 2020 
  • On the move: the Museum of London’s new home, Study Tour, February 2020 
  • London Borough of Culture, passing the baton, Breakfast Talk, March 2020 


Past activity
  • English National Ballet, NLA Nights, November 2019 
  • The 24-hour city, PechaKucha, May 2019 
  • South Bank Skate Park / Fairfield Halls, Study Tour, January 2019 
  • Culture Strategies: London’s changing places, Half-day Conference, September 2018 
  • The New Royal Academy, Breakfast Talk, June 2018 
  • Transforming London’s Cultural Buildings, Breakfast Talk, April 2017 
  • London by Night — Capital Ideas for London’s Night-time Economy, PechaKucha, March 2017 


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Sponsorship Opportunities

There are opportunities to become either a Champion or Supporter of this programme. To find out more about how you could get involved in the events and output across our platforms please get in touch with the Membership Team via membership@newlondonarchitecture.org

Prices start from £4,250 + VAT for 12 month support. 

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