The Droitwich Underpass Art Project, led by Wychavon District Council, will transform seven underpasses across the town into outdoor pieces of artwork. Professional artists will work with schools and community groups to design colourful artworks based on ideas from local people. The pieces will explore a range of themes, with decisions for each site taken in consultation with residents.
The aim is to promote local pride by celebrating the community and history of the town, as well as improve the look and feel of these sites to increase walking and cycling opportunities. Other works to improve the sites will also take place, such as lighting upgrades. The first mural installations are expected to take place in late summer. The project will continue during the autumn, and into spring 2022.
A steering group of local stakeholders oversees the project, with representatives from organisations including Droitwich Arts Network, Westlands Residents Group, Droitwich Action for Future Youth, Droitwich Spa Youth Council, Droitwich Spa High School, Platform Housing Group, Droitwich Standard, and West Mercia Police. The project is funded by Wychavon District Council, Droitwich Spa Town Council and money from the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, which comes from the European Regional Development Fund. Worcestershire County Council is also supporting the scheme.