Art for the Public Sector

Project Management

Community Engagement


Managed Projects

Burning Light Arts is fronted by Helen Yates, an experienced Project Manager who has delivered and developed high profile public art projects, events, community engagement programmes and regeneration programmes. Services offered cover all aspects of project management including participation and audience development, relationship building, partnership management, budget management, commissioning, contracting etc.

Previously Managed Projects

‘Minimum Monument’

Lakes Alive festival, Kendal Castle, Kendal 2016. Artist Nele Azevedo. Volunteer and community workshops and sculptural intervention, 3500+ ice figure installation (placed with the public). Photos (c) Dave Higginson Illustration

‘Preston Greenway Project’

Remade Creative Regeneration Programme (Preston), 2009-2012. Artists: Martin Maudsley, John Packer, Ben Maris, Rosie Fenwick. Community and school engagement, 2 sculptural education pieces, sculptural seating, 1 sculpture and 1 gateway sculpture.  Photos Helen Yates and J. Packer, (c) Mid Pennine Arts and Lancashire County Council Arts Development Unit.

‘Padiham Creative  Engagement’

Remade Creative Regeneration Programme (Padiham), 2009 – 2012. European award winning community engagement project. 2 artist residencies: Sue Flowers and Jenson Grant, workshops and events.
2 sculptural commissions. 3 artist projects: workshops and events. 14 street artists: pageant day. Photos various (c) Mid Pennine Arts.

‘Avenue Parade Commission’

​Remade Creative Regeneration Programme (Accrington), 2009-2012. Artist: Michael Scheuermann. School workshops and sculptural entrance feature.  Photos Helen Yates, (c) Mid Pennine Arts.

‘Dark Satanics’

​Celebration Event, Sandygate Square, Burnley, 2011. 4 street artists and 1 artists commission.  Photos (c) Mid Pennine Arts.

‘Night sites’

​Helen Yates, Lead artist and Project Management, Popl, East Lancashire, 2011. 3 museum sites, 3 art installations and 3 open event evenings. Managed artists: thread artist Susanne Davies, actor and storyteller Robert Beckett, print artist Sarah Hussain. Photos Helen Yates and (c) Popl.

‘Lift Programme’

​NHS Trust, Acorn Primary Care Centre and Accrington Pals Primary Care Centre 2009. Five sculptural commissions.
5 artists: David Burns, Stella Coral, John Merrill, Suki Chan, James Sutton. Photos Helen Yates, (c) Mid Pennine Arts.

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