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...

Art in the City

As part of the Playful City programme funded by Arts Council Beam selected a small number of emerging artists from Yorkshire and matched them up with creatives who had participated in Beam’s Arts Across Borders international placement programme. Artists were grouped into collaborative teams to develop temporary interactive interventions in Wakefield city centre. The final works were installed in The Ridings Shopping Centre engaging an estimated 800 people.

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