The Arts and Place Group is led by Beam in collaboration with Farrells and is supported by a range of artists and arts professionals 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.
Their ideas, together with Graham Henderson’s essay Putting Soul in the City – Essay Towards a Manifesto, have informed the drafting of “A MANIFESTO FOR THE PUBLIC ARTS – The Arts, People and Place.
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 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
The group is currently Chaired by Professor Charles Quick.