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London Borough of Culture

In a few months time, two winning boroughs will be named London Borough of Culture, one in 2019 and one in 2020. And up to six other boroughs will receive support to deliver bespoke cultural projects.

London Borough of Culture - the bids are in!

We are delighted to have received 22 bids from boroughs across London.  

Is your borough bidding? Here's who's in: 

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Camden
  • Croydon
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Havering
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kingston
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest

My Local Culture - film competition for young Londoners

All young Londoners are invited to make a short film celebrating why they love where they live, as part of the Mayor's new London Borough of Culture award, in partnership with leading film education charity, IntoFilm. This is a chance for London’s primary and secondary school children to pick up their cameras, tablets or phones and make a film of up to 3 minutes in length following the theme of #mylocalculture, with a chance to win the latest filmmaking equipment and receive professional training. The competition is open until 31 January.  Find out more here. 

Into Film My Local Culture Film-making Competition in partnership with the London Borough of Culture

Launch of IntoFilm My Local Culture competition

Documents and guidance

  1. Download the prospectus – to get a better look at this new competition and get inspired by other success stories
  2. View the application guidance - how we will assess the bids
  3. Frequently Asked Questions - about the programme
  4. View the draft funding agreement - which will be issued to the winning boroughs. 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch with us: [email protected]

What’s the timeline?

Date What's happening
30 June 2017 Programme launch and competition opened
Thu 7 September  Event: LBOC and Young London: workshop to explore the value of taking a child centred approach to developing your bid and delivering your programme. Find out more here
Fri 6 October Event: Culture sector partnerships: City Hall. Bringing key cultural organisations together with borough bid leads with the aim of developing new and exciting partnerships. 
Tuesday 31 October: 1pm-4.30pm

Event: London Borough Of Culture evaluation workshop: Led by our official evaluating partner, The Audience Agency. 

14 November. 1pm -4.30pm

London Culture Forum: Working with Business Improvement Districts and Developing a Night Time Economy

1 December 2017 Deadline for submission of bids
Feb 2018

Winners announced

Why you should get involved: a message from the Mayor

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