Culture at Risk

The Mayor established the Culture at Risk Office in 2016 to safeguard London’s cultural life and to support organisations, venues and people across the creative sector. Over the past four years, it has taken on more than 350 cases, including pubs, clubs, LGBTQ+ venues, grassroots live music venues, artist workspaces, independent museums, and more. It applies a wide range of innovative and tailored approaches to help London’s culture to not just survive, but thrive. 

COVID-19

This is an unprecedented and critical time for London’s cultural life. Event cancellations, venue and business closures and the current economic uncertainty are putting London’s night-time economy and culture and creative industries at an increased risk. 

The Mayor is continuing to seek reassurance from Government that freelancers, artists, creative workers and the self-employed – alongside culture and creative industries businesses – will be supported and protected.  

The Mayor’s Culture at Risk Office is working closely with teams across the Greater London Authority and our network of partners to ensure those affected by the crisis get the support they need. 

We want to hear from you. By registering your details with the Culture at Risk Office, we will be able to:

  • provide you with the right type of support more efficiently 
  • use this information to shape and improve our service to you 
  • continue to update you with the newest resources and guidance available  

You can also reach us at [email protected].

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The Culture at Risk Office offers bespoke services, but these are some of the ways that we provide support: 

  • Mediating disputes 
  • Reviewing planning applications  
  • Providing sector-specific research, evidence and guidance 
  • Connecting individuals and organisations with expert support  
  • Providing capacity-building resources  
  • Facilitating conversations with local authorities

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