Was the programme always called Art on the Underground?

Art on the Underground was originally called ‘Platform for Art’ in 2001. It was renamed ‘Art on the Underground’ in 2007.

Where can I find more information out about the Art on the Underground programme?

This website is the best place to find information out about the programme. Visit our Shop Page to see a number of recent publications about our activity including Platform for Art: Art on the Underground (Pub. Black Dog Publishing, 2007). For specific questions or queries  please email art@tube.tfl.gov.uk

I am looking for a poster that I saw on the Tube, where can I buy it?

A limited number of Art on the Underground posters, along with a wide range of historical London Underground posters are available to buy via www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk. Please note that Art on the Underground posters are printed in limited runs and therefore may no longer be available.

I am an artist - how to I apply to have my work considered for the Art on the Underground programme?

Art on the Underground researches and commissions new work developed specifically for the unique London Underground and TFL context. Art on the Underground is curated and programmed by the team approximately two years in advance. Activities are developed in line with the programme’s mission and wider TFL vision. Given the programme’s scope and a challenging context, it is highly unlikely that unsolicited proposals will be taken forward.

We are keen to develop our artistic research, therefore please do email art@tube.tfl.gov.uk if you have an upcoming exhibition or project that you would like to make the team aware of. Please note, due to staff capacity, we are not able to enter into any individual correspondences.

How can I find out about any jobs or internships at Art on the Underground?

Art on the Underground is managed and delivered by a small, permanent team. Should a vacancy arise then details will be promoted on this website and at tfl.gov.uk

From time to time we work with freelance curators and project managers with experience of delivering contemporary art projects within the public realm. If you are interested in working with us and have relevant experience then please email a CV and cover letter to art@tube.tfl.gov.uk

Art on the Underground no longer runs a voluntary placement scheme, however we occasionally work with universities and colleges to provide short work placements for students and graduates. If you have a specific enquiry please email art@tube.tfl.gov.uk