Beam is a cultural development organisation working across the North of England. Our inclusive approach champions, celebrates and engages artists and communities to shape and animate thriving places.


Beam is the trading name of Public Arts, an arts charity and company limited by guarantee, incorporated in 1986 and registered as a charity in 1987. Based in Wakefield and with nearly forty years experience of delivering arts in place across the north, our work supports positive community wellbeing and economic benefit.

We act locally and impact strategically.


We are proud group members of the Academy of Urbanism, Wakefield Civic Society, and sit on the Wakefield District Public Art Framework Steering Group.


Image credit: South Pennines Park artist residencies, Naseem Darbey, Photo: Studio Bokehgo



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