The Illuminated River Foundation
About The Illuminated River Foundation
The Illuminated River Foundation was established by the Rothschild Foundation in 2016 to manage and deliver a major new cultural capital project for London, the illumination of 15 bridges between Tower and Albert Bridge with a unifying public light sculpture by artist Leo Villareal. The initiative is an opportunity to celebrate one of London’s most identifiable features and to sustain London’s momentum as a world centre for innovation, creativity and enterprise, providing the opportunity for growing London’s night time economy, and inspiring visitors and Londoners alike.
The Mayor of London is a supporter of the project, and the Foundation is working alongside multiple stakeholders, bridge owners and local authorities to turn this vision into a reality. Sarah Gaventa joined the as Director in 2016 and the team also includes a Project Manager and Project Assistant with the intention to appoint a fundraiser in spring 2018, with the expectation of delivering the first phase of the project in 2019 and the final phase in 2022.