Archive for March, 2010

Diageo Reveal 2010 Arthur Guinness Fund Judges

March 25th, 2010
Clockwise from Top Left - Ivan Yeats, John Kennedy, Managing Director, Diageo Ireland, Rowena Neville, Director of Marketing & PR, Business to Arts & Gavin Duffy, Entrepreneur and CEO Media Training

Clockwise from Top Left – Ivan Yeats, John Kennedy, Managing Director, Diageo Ireland, Rowena Neville, Director of Marketing & PR, Business to Arts & Gavin Duffy, Entrepreneur and CEO Media Training

Business to Arts members Diageo Ireland have revealed the external adjudicators who shortly will help to choose the successful projects in 2010 to receive funding of up to €100,000 each from the Arthur Guinness Fund, while also benefiting from mentoring support from the company and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s Alumni Network.

The adjudication committee includes some high profile names from the business and arts world with the background and skills to help identify the most impactful and innovative projects. Judges include Dragon’s Den star and entrepreneur Gavin Duffy, Lord Iveagh of the Guinness family, Java Republic CEO David McKernan, Business To Arts CEO Stuart McLaughlin & Director of Marketing & PR Rowena Neville, Newstalk’s Business Editor Conor Brophy, former CEO of the IDA Kieran McGowan and Arts & Business Northern Ireland Director Mary Trainor. The adjudication committee, which is also made up of executives from Diageo Ireland and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, is judging projects on a range of criteria including innovation, reach & scale and impact.

Art and Architecture Merge for Awards

March 19th, 2010
L-R Stuart McLaughlin, Chief Executive Business to Arts, Sculptor Nuala O’Donovan and Declan Collier, Chief Executive of the DAA

L-R Stuart McLaughlin, Chief Executive Business to Arts, Sculptor Nuala O’Donovan and Declan Collier, Chief Executive of the DAA

Announcing the sculptor for this year’s Allianz Business to Arts Awards at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport were Business to Arts Chief Executive Stuart McLaughlin, Declan Collier, Chief Executive of the DAA, and sculptor Nuala O’Donovan. Commissioned by the DAA for the last 19 years, this year’s award constructed in porcelain is entitled ‘The Sum of its’ Parts’.

The closing date for nominations for the awards is Wednesday 24 March. For more information select here

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