The Points of Intersection
Future Business Centre | Cambridge – 2015
A new commission from Acuity Arts and Allia Ltd in their new Future Business Centre in Cambridge. The People’s Picture was commissioned to produce the main piece of art in the atrium of the Future Business Centre, made up of over 4,500 photos taken by everyone associated with the Future Business Centre.
The artwork also paid tribute to the funders and supporters of the building reflecting the notion of a ‘wall of support’ – acknowledging both the support the Centre has received from the local community, business community and a large number of individuals as well as illustrating the support the Centre offers its users and community neighbours.
The commission is intended to reflect the organisation’s focus on social and environmental start-ups, as well as its commitment to being part of the communities it serves.
The Future Business Centre is a growing community of individuals and companies looking to create a positive impact for planet and people. Allia opened the Future Business Centre in November 2013 and since then has been a home to social and environmental ventures that want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. It has supported three incubation programmes for start-up businesses including Social Incubator East, been a home to more than 75 ventures, contributed to the creation of 200 new jobs and provided business support and advice to more than 300 ventures.
Acuity Arts are matchmakers, bringing together the worlds of business and the arts. They manage commissions for new artworks, source art for offices, venues and public spaces and we curate temporary and permanent exhibitions. We’re also accomplished at devising and facilitating creative workshops and corporate social responsibility initiatives at workplaces and in the wider community. Acuity Arts initiatives connect organisations and individuals, engage and enable employees and embed businesses in communities.