The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games project has incorporated arts and culture initiatives into the heart of the Olympic Park right from the start, creating an international benchmark for future Games.
This Publication summarises all Art In the Park.
Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) programme of permanent commissions
has been integrated into the highquality British architecture,
design, construction and engineering of the Olympic Park. A diverse
range of projects have been developed over the last two years.
These range from bridges and underpasses designed by artists, to
security fences, planting schemes, large-scale facades, as well as
artist-led community projects in the six Host Boroughs (Barking
& Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and
Waltham Forest). These projects demonstrate the ingenuity and
imagination that artists have brought to the look and feel of the
By integrating arts and culture into the public spaces around the Park, our aim is to achieve a unique area that will give existing local communities a sense of ownership, attract new businesses and create an area where new communities will want to live, as well as make east London a world-class visitor destination.
The ODA art commissions and projects have been supported by a number of funders, including the Greater London Authority, Arts Council England, London Development Agency, and Forward Arts Foundation among others.
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