In collaboration with Farrells and supported by a range of artists and arts professionals, Beam is helping to coordinate a national Arts & Place working group to address and promote the role of the arts and artists in the planning, design, making, and animation of the public realm and ‘place’, and how this might be further developed.
Since the exciting launch of the new national debate on public art in Wakefield last October, 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.
The Manifesto has been gathering pledges and expressions of support from around the country. You can add your support by clicking this link