Artists in London

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is your latest estimate of the number of artists in London?


Answer for Artists in London

Answer for Artists in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Culture is the DNA of the capital, and artists are central to this success. I am committed to supporting artists in London so that London can continue to be the cultural capital of the world.

The Greater London Authority does not hold data on the number of artists in London. Recent GLA research found that 1 in 6 jobs in the capital is in the creative industries. In addition, London has an estimated 35,000 students who graduate from art and design colleges each year. I have commissioned a study to map artists' workspace in London as part of my pledge to produce a Cultural Infrastructure Plan. The study will be published in the new year.