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Was the programme always called Art on the Underground?
Where can I find more information out about the Art on the Underground programme?
I am looking for a poster that I saw on the Tube, where can I buy it?
I am an artist - how to I apply to have my work considered for the Art on the Underground programme?

Was the programme always called Art on the Underground?

The Art on the Underground programme was called Platform for Art from 2001 to 2007. It was rebranded as 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 all information out about the Art on the Underground programme. We also recommend our publication Platform for Art: Art on the Underground (2007), edited by Tamsin Dillon – available to purchase from the London Transport Museum. If you have any specific queries regarding Art on the Underground 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 are available to buy via the London Transport Museum shop. We hope to increase the number of posters available in the near future. If you are looking for posters commissioned before Platform for Art or Art on the Underground, contact the London Transport Museum which holds a collection of posters commissioned for Art on the Underground. Please note that many of our posters are produced as a limited edition and so copies 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?

You can submit a proposal for the Art on the Underground to consider. However please note the following:

  • All elements of the Art on the Underground programme are produced and presented following curatorial research and development and subsequent invitation to artists or groups of artists. This is so that we are able to be consistent with the vision and direction for the programme, and adhere to London Underground objectives.
  • Our programme is established over a year in advance of its realisation.
  • We receive a considerable number of enquiries and unsolicited proposals to show work as part of the programme. We look at these enquiries on a regular basis, but our time is generally taken up with other matters relating to the realisation of the programme.
  • Please note that it is very rare indeed that we realise and present projects arising from unsolicited proposals for the programme.
  • Rather than taking existing artwork and displaying it on the Tube we work with artists to commission new work created specifically for London Underground
  • Please send attachments rather than emailing us website links.
  • All proposals must adhere to the TfL advertising standards. Download PDF

If you wish to send a C.V. and images of your work for our consideration as part of the programme research and development email them to art@tube.tfl.gov.uk. These will be be kept on file for future reference.


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