beam - arts, people, places

Welcome to Beam

Beam is a company dedicated to the imaginative understanding and improvement of the public realm.

We aim:

  • To create better understanding about the importance of the arts and good design;
  • To make stronger connections between professionals and the public; and
  • To celebrate the arts and good design in places and spaces as a powerful contributor to personal, economic and community wellbeing.

Put simply our mission is…

To help people make great places — to live, work and play in.

Spotlight on...

Update on a New Manifesto for the Public Arts

Since the exciting launch of the new national debate on public art in Wakefield in October 2015, things have kept moving. The Manifesto and Graham Henderson’s essay Putting Soul in the City have been submitted as evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Architecture & the Built Environment, to DCMS as part of its White Paper Review on Culture, and directly to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey.

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