London’s cultural scene is world famous and recognised across the globe for being innovative, experimental and cutting-edge. As Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail’s legacy will be more than just the delivery of a world-class railway.
Crossrail has therefore sought to integrate art into the project from the start of construction. Through a range of arts projects varying both in scale and nature, Crossrail is working with both established and emerging artists, international and local, to create an ambitious and diverse art programme that reflects both the Crossrail railway and the city it will eventually serve.
The value of integrating art into large-scale regeneration projects is evident in numerous schemes across Europe and further afield. Crossrail hopes that the Art Programme will leave as strong a cultural legacy as well as delivering a world-class railway for London and the South East.