UP Projects creates cultural strategies, delivers major public art commissions and arts events, and develops cultural partnerships for a broad range of clients and partner organisations.

Our approach to place-making and cultural strategy combines an inspiring vision for the integration of cultural activity and artist’s interventions into new sites, with thorough research and mapping of the heritage, cultural assets and unique characteristics of the places that we work within, to ensure an outcome that is authentic and site-responsive as well as innovative and marketable.

We offer a creative approach to community and stakeholder consultation and engagement, which builds credibility and support for the strategies and commissions that we deliver.

We are ambitious on the behalf of our clients and partners as well as for our artists, and pride ourselves in creating career changing opportunities for artists that bring unique, innovative and visionary projects to each site, that are integrated, sensitive and appealing to its constituent communities.

We tailor a highly experienced team of strategic thinkers, curators, educators and project managers to ensure a specialist approach to each project.

Our clients and partners include residential and commercial property developers, housing associations, local authorities, government agencies, cultural organisations and festivals, consumer brands and public relations agencies.

We have written cultural strategies for a range of organisations including Art in the Royal Parks, Artlands North Kent for Greening the Gateway Kent & Medway, Art in Burgess Park for LB Southwark, and Berkeley Homes VISTA development, Nine Elms, Battersea.

We have delivered major public art commissions for The Mayor’s Office, The Olympic Delivery Authority, Royal Opera House, Wellcome Trust, Liverpool Biennale and Folkestone Triennial, among others.

Our academic research partners include King’s College, University of London, Imperial College, Central St Martin’s and Queen Mary’s, University of London.