MD1384 Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1384
Date signed: 
25 July 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The Fourth Plinth Programme is a key deliverable forming part of the Mayor of London’s statutory Cultural Strategy. Now entering its fourth commissioning round, the programme will deliver the next two artworks for the Fourth Plinth on Trafalgar Square. In advance of the next two commissions, 23 artists submitted their proposals, six artists were short-listed and the two winning artists have been announced. The next two commissions by Hans Haacke and David Shrigley will be unveiled in early 2015 and Summer / Autumn 2016 respectively. MD1153 approved the allocation of £254,000 GLA funding for the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme in the financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15; The case for investment covering 2015-16 to 2017-18 was endorsed by the Mayor’s Investment Performance Board on the 20 May 2014.

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