26 years Celebrating Partnerships


2017 saw the Allianz Business to Arts Awards celebrate 26 years of world-class partnerships across arts and business. The Allianz Business to Arts Awards recognise and champion the spirit of collaboration between businesses, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships; bringing the arts and artists into mutually beneficial relationships across society.

The 2017 Allianz Business to Arts Awards took place on Monday September 4th at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. #ABtoAAwards

Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2017 Winners:


Best Large Sponsorship – over €50,000 value

Accenture & Royal Irish Academy for ‘Women on Walls’


Best Mid-Size Sponsorship – over €15,000 – €50,000 value

The Dean Dublin & IMMA


Best Small Sponsorship – €15,000 value and under 

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council & Institute of Art, Design & Technology for ‘Young Women in Film & Television’


Best Long Term Partnership

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture


Best Use of Creativity in the Community 

A&L Goodbody Writer-in-Residence Programme with Catherine Ann Cullen


Best Creative Staff Engagement 

ESB & Science Gallery Dublin for ‘MAKESHOP Programme’


Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artist’s Bursary

Clare Monnelly


Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice

Dublin Port Company & National Concert Hall with Paul Noonan and various musicians for ‘Starboard Home’


Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Investment 

Accenture for ‘Accent on Arts’, GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin and ‘Women on Walls’ with the Royal Irish Academy, Vera Klute, Blaise Smith and El Zorerro Films


Allianz €5,000 Community Art Award 

ReCreate Ireland


daa €5,000 Arts Award 

Smashing Times Theatre Company



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