Public Art in Southwark

Closed 14 Nov 2021

Opened 11 Oct 2021


Help shape our new Public Art Policy

Last year Southwark Council launched the Southwark Stands Together programme: a borough-wide project in response to the killing of George Floyd and the injustice and racism experienced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. As part of this work the council is developing a new Public Art Policy to make public art in Southwark more inclusive.

What is public art?

Public art is art that is in public spaces and is for everyone to see. It is often commissioned by councils or other public organisations. The art is often designed for a specific site, such as a town square, the wall of a building, or a park. Monuments, murals and sculptures are common forms of public art. Public art can also be temporary, for example dance, theatre, poetry, or poster artwork.

Why your views matter

We want to hear your views on public art and how you think decisions on public art in Southwark should be made so that our public spaces can better celebrate our diverse communities.

What we learn from this survey will influence what the council’s new Public Art Policy says. Your answers will help to ensure that the new policy reflects what residents want to see and that everyone feels welcome in Southwark.

This survey closes at midnight on 14th November 2021.

What happens next

We will use what you have told us to develop a new Public Art Policy, which will be published in Spring 2022.

The survey results and the new Public Art Policy will be shared with everyone who completes this survey, as well as with local groups and organisations with an interest in what the survey and policy say. 


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Communities
  • Culture and Libraries
  • Local Economy and Business
  • Planning and Regeneration