Archive for September, 2012

21st Annual Awards honour innovation, inclusion and community

September 5th, 2012
Business and arts leaders gathered at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday last to celebrate the Allianz Business to Arts Awards with Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan

Business and arts leaders gathered at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday last to celebrate the Allianz Business to Arts Awards with Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan

Sponsorship, commissioning, and partnerships between arts and business which promote creativity in the community and innovation in the workplace were all celebrated at this year’s Allianz Business to Arts Awards at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, presented ten awards to organisations from technology, financial services, semi state and local business, who have achieved excellence in their collaborations with the arts.

Marking the 11th year of partnership between Allianz and Business to Arts, these awards recognise creative relationships that exist between the business and arts community, creating a showcase of the impact made when the two worlds come together for mutual benefit.

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Shimmer Research, KBC Bank Ireland, KPMG, Accenture, The National Transport Authority and Bord Gáis were among the leading businesses recognised at the prestigious event on 4 September 2012.

For the 21st year, the award sculpture was commissioned by Dublin Airport Authority. This year’s award sculpture “Striped Bulb” was created by glass artist Catherine Keenan, who is based in Portstewart, Northern Ireland.

As well as the limited edition sculptures for the successful businesses, bursaries were also presented to artists and arts organisations with the Jim McNaughton / TileStyle Artists’ Bursary; the Dublin Airport Authority Arts Award; and the Allianz Community Art Prize.

Guests at the event came from across business, the arts, public and private sectors. They included Mike Adamson, Live Nation, Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School, Gilles de Decker, BNP Paribas, Vivienne Jupp, CIE, Ray Yeates, Dublin City Council Arts Officer, Moya Doherty, Abhann Productions, Paul McGuinness, Principal Management, Declan McGonagle, NCAD, Sean Rainbird, National Gallery of Ireland, John Hennessy Niland, US Embassy, Fionnuala Croke, Chester Beatty Library, John Mullins, Bord Gáis, Christine Sisk, Culture Ireland and Anna Walsh, Theatre Forum.

And the winners are:

Best Large Sponsorship – over €25,000 value
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard (Jameson) & Dublin International Film Festival

Best Small Sponsorship – under €25,000 value
Shimmer Research & The Lab Gallery

Best Long Term Partnership
KBC Bank Ireland & KBC Great Music in Irish Houses

Best Use of Creativity in the Community
KPMG & Dublin Contemporary

Best Creative Staff Engagement
Accenture & Boz Temple Morris for the ‘Festival of Ideas’

Jim Mc Naughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice
National Transport Authority, South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, Fingal Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council & Theresa Nanigian for ‘Travelogue’

Jim Mc Naughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artist’s Bursary
Christina Reihill for ‘Soul Burgers’

Dublin Airport Authority €5,000 Arts Award
Moth Productions

Allianz €5,000 Community Art Prize
Soundscape Music Project

Judges’ Special Recognition
Bord Gáis Energy – for their support of Age & Opportunities ‘Cultural Companions’; the Irish Book Awards and the National Sculpture Factory

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