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Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2017
Award Categories

 

As well as arts sponsorship, the Awards seek to embrace and recognise examples of arts and business organisations working in areas such as commissioning artists, CSR initiatives, mentoring, training, staff development etc. Projects must have taken place between March 2016 and May 2017.

1. Best Large Sponsorship (value of €50,000 and above, cash or in-kind)

For a business or organisation that has worked with a not-for-profit or commercial arts organisation, venue or artist(s) in a sponsorship relationship with a value of €50,000 or over, whether made up of cash, in-kind support, or both.

2. Best Mid-Size Sponsorship (value between €15,000 – €50,000, cash or in-kind)

For a business or organisation that has worked with an arts organisation or artist(s) in a sponsorship relationship with a value of between €15,000 – €50,000, whether made up of cash, in-kind support, or both.

3. Best Small Sponsorship (value under €15,000, cash or in-kind)

For a business or organisation that has worked with an arts organisation or artist(s) in a sponsorship relationship with a value under €15,000, whether made up of cash, in-kind support, or both.

4. Best Long Term Partnership (3 years or more)

For a business or organisation that has partnered with an arts and cultural organisation or artist(s) for three years or more, creating an event or programme that makes an impact or has consistently enhances activation or engagement strategies.

5. Best Use of Creativity in the Community

For a socially and culturally responsible project that results in engagement by a community in creativity (including arts, design, heritage etc.). This project may address issues of access, education, communication or, quite simply, be fun!

6. Best Creative Staff Engagement

For a business or organisation that has worked with an arts organisation or artist(s) in an innovative and mutually beneficial way, bringing creativity into the workplace or engaging staff in the arts or a creative process.

7. Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice

This perpetual award rewards excellence and best practice in the commissioning of artists and creatives by companies. The award recognises commissioning across all art forms. Nominations in this category must provide a comprehensive overview of the process involved.

8. Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Bursary for Commissioned Artists

A €10,000 Bursary will be awarded towards the evolution of a work / body of work or project by an emerging artist(s) in any art form. The bursary is designed to develop an artist’s creative practice and help take an idea to realisation, whether that be in writing, composing, performing, or creating in a visual or other medium. Nominations must be made by a partnering business, arts or other organisation, and should include information on the artist(s), the partnership, and how the TileStyle bursary will be used.

9. Allianz €5,000 Community Art Award

The Allianz €5,000 Community Art Award is open to community-based arts initiatives that have been nominated by an Allianz staff member. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the impact of their arts project on their community, and how funding from Allianz will make a measureable difference to the project scale/scope.

There are two further Awards which will be presented on the night also:

daa €5,000 Arts Award

This award recognises great relationship management, and imagination and creativity in working with the corporate community. All arts organisations nominated are automatically entered into this category.

Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Arts Sponsorship

This category cannot be applied for specifically – all nominations are eligible to be shortlisted by the Judging Panel. The Judging Panel will be looking for businesses and arts organisations who have a diverse portfolio of partnerships which address a range of strategic objectives.

 

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