The South London Gallery (SLG) is among London’s leading contemporary visual art venues. It is highly regarded for its temporary exhibitions of new work by British and international artists, as well as films, performances, residences and events, and an extensive artist-led education programme. The Freelands Foundation’s support over a three year period will enable the SLG to take its work with residents on neighbouring housing estates to a completely new level of reach and impact. The project includes the launch of a new creative space for children and families on Sceaux Gardens estate, directly behind the SLG’s main building, and four artist commissions per year spanning Sceaux Gardens and Pelican estate, located behind the former Peckham Road Fire Station which will open as an annexe to the SLG’s main building in 2018. Many of the commissions will be by international artists invited to be in residence and the project will be delivered with the involvement of paid trainees recruited locally, enhancing unemployed young people’s chances of accessing jobs in the arts.