The national Arts and Place Consortium emerged from the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment 2014 and has now been adopted as a working group of the Place Alliance.

The group is comprised of a range of cultural professionals and artists, supported by the arts organisation Beam. It was formed to address and promote the role of the arts and artists in placemaking.

We champion the role of artists and the arts in great placemaking.

We do this by:

• Promoting the benefits of the arts in place
• Working to influence policy and best practice
• Showcasing examples of exemplary projects
• Encouraging discussion and debate

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Consortium Members

Ian Banks

Director, Atoll Ltd

Lewis Biggs

Independent Curator

The Institute for Public Art at the University of Shanghai.

Wolfgang Buttress


Diane Dever

Director Folkestone Fringe / Artist

Tim Eastop

Producer, Arts on the Waterways programme

Max Farrell


Synthia Griffin

Curator: Regeneration & Community Partnerships

Graham Henderson

Chief Executive

Sarah James

Membership Development Officer

Peter Karpinski

Place Alliance

Jon Morgan


Jenny Peevers


Robert Powell

Poet / writer

Aldo Rinaldi

Curator / Producer

Professor Charles Quick

CoFounder In Certain Places / Artist (CHAIR)

Jeni Walwin

Curator / Writer / Public Art Consultant

Kate Watson

Principal Consultant

Sam Wilkinson

Public Art Manager

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