The national Arts and Place consortium emerged from the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment in 2014 and promotes the role of the arts and artists in placemaking.

Arts and Place is led by Beam in collaboration with Farrells and supported by a range of artists and arts professionals from across the UK.

Arts and Place: Nottingham 2018

Regional Conversations

Tue 6 Mar 2018, 12–4pm

Arts and Place participants, photo credit - Reece Straw

Primary and the national Arts and Place Working Group joined forces to invite the arts, cultural and built environment sectors from the East Midlands region to engage in a conversation around embedding the arts and artists in place.


Case Studies

Thamesmead Cultural Strategy

As Part of Peabody’s long-term regeneration plans to realise Thamesmead’s potential and build 20,000 new homes, they are embedding culture into the heart of their plans from the beginning. Their cultural strategy ensures that they work with local communities to create culture as part of daily life, and partnerships with local and international partners has enabled them to raise the profile and ambition of Thamesmead and put it on the map.

The City Speaks

The City Speaks was commissioned as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and designed to act as a 21st century Speakers’ Corner in which open-air public speaking took on epic proportions as spoken words were translated to text and relayed on one of the towers supporting Hull’s tidal barrier.