UP Projects commissions contemporary art for public places. We support artists to make work that has social relevance, encourages learning, transforms places and activates the public realm.

We believe that public art has the greatest potential when the process is considered as important as the final project outcome. Our work is rooted in meaningful engagement to ensure credibility and support from the outset.

We develop site-specific artworks through collaborative processes between artists, communities and partners. Whether working on ambitious public commissions, imaginative cultural strategies, artist-led events, educational workshops or community engagement initiatives, we strive to be relevant to the places we work in and people that we work with.

We believe contemporary art and artists play a vital role in stimulating debate, creating livable places, shaping place identity, humanising our environment, reflecting and connecting communities, effecting social change and supporting economic development.

Our work is underpinned by the following core values:
 
INNOVATION
We encourage experimentation, challenge convention and push the boundaries of what public art can be.
 
LEARNING
Learning and education is integral to all that we do.
 
OPENNESS
We are collaborative and aim to make our work as accessible as possible.
 
RELEVANCE
We create work that has relevance to contemporary life and the diversity of the UK today.

Learn more about what we do here and the UP Projects team here.

View our current projects here.