- Date: 22 October 2009
- Area: National
Arts Council England and London 2012 are delighted to announce the winning commissions for Artists taking the lead, one of the major projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
From over 2,000 entries, independent panels of artists and producers have selected 12 extraordinary projects to receive commissions totalling £5.4 million, one for each of the nine English regions and the nations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each of them is directly inspired by their location and will celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games across the UK.
Together, the commissions explore new interpretations of public art; from celebrating our cultural heritage to highlighting contemporary issues, all encourage the active participation of the public and demonstrate exciting new collaborations.
The 12 winning commissions will be developed across 2010 and 2011. All 12 will take part in a final unifying celebration, prior to the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Visit www.artiststakingthelead.org.uk for more information.