Business Engagement Board

What is the Business Engagement Board?

The Business Engagement Board (BEB) offers a space for the business community to meet HOME Slough and help develop Slough’s creative future.

As a Creative People and Places programme, making partnerships and engaging the community is what we do. Therefore, together with Slough BID, we are piloting the BEB as a network for businesses – however big or small – to engage with the arts and culture in the town.

Together we can get more people involved in brilliant art experiences and make our town a better place to work, live and play.

The possibilities of Art and Business

Our fellow CPPs show what’s possible when art and business come together.

Transported, the CPP for Boston and South Holland in Lincolnshire, worked with FreshLinc and Elsoms Seeds and their staff on a number of projects including a performance piece, photographic exhibition and metalworking workshop. The video explains more about how everyone has benefitted from the partnership.

We are looking for opportunities to develop equally exciting and innovate partnerships in Slough.

How can your business get involved?

Firstly, come along to the quarterly BEB Meet Ups.

Meet Ups

These offer the opportunity to:

  • Catch up with what HOME Slough is up to
  • Contribute your ideas to our programme
  • Network with other businesses around arts and culture
  • Hear from guest speakers from the arts and culture sector.

And more…

Beyond the Meet Ups, if you want to get more involved with what we do, then you could:

  1. Sponsorship an event, or donate products and services, to make an event extra special and raise your business’s profile with local communities.
  2. Partner with HOME Slough to bring creativity into your business – from art classes at lunchtime to an artist in residence!
  3. Volunteer at our events – you or your employees can to come along, help out and have fun at one of our events.
  4. Have your say about how we can expand art and culture in the town and make Slough even more creative.

I’m interested, what do I do next?

Membership is free – just come along to the next BEB Meet Up.

Or talk to Claire Giacobbe, our Community Engagement Manager, about the latest opportunities.

Email Claire

What’s a Creative People and Place?

Creative People and Places (CPP) has people at its heart.

It’s about more people taking the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live.

Developed by Arts Council England with initial funding from the National Lottery, the aims include:

  • Encouraging partnerships across the subsidised, amateur and commercial sectors
  • Communities taking the lead in shaping local arts provision
  • Establishing sustainable arts and cultural opportunities
  • Demonstrating the power of the arts to enrich the lives of individuals and make positive changes in communities.

With this in mind, we’ve developed the BEB so we can work together with businesses to develop Slough’s creative future.

The video, By, With and Of: art shaped by people and place shows what are our fellow CPPs have achieved, the impact that’s had on the people involved and that the possibilities are endless.