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...

Playful City

Beam is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by Arts Council England to deliver ‘Playful City’ - a 14-month programme of artistic commissioning and learning activities for creatives, local communities, families, and young people. The programme is also supported by Wakefield Council and other partners.

‘Playful City’ builds on Beam’s successful ‘Amaze!’ programme in 2013 and is fantastic news for Wakefield, bringing further Arts Council investment into the city and creating more opportunities for the arts in our streets, alongside opportunities to share knowledge and skills amongst our creative community.

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