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The first Port Perspectives artists commissioned to create public artworks, Cliona Harmey, Sheelagh Broderick, Alice Butler, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Silvia Loeffler, are announced. Photo: Conor McCabe
The first Port Perspectives artists commissioned to create public artworks, Cliona Harmey, Sheelagh Broderick, Alice Butler, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Silvia Loeffler, are announced. Photo: Conor McCabe

About Business to Arts

We connect the corporate and cultural sectors through purposeful arts partnerships.

For more than three decades, Business to Arts has served as a vital link between the business community and the arts world in Ireland, making us a trusted and indispensable partner to countless organisations and individuals. We provide exceptional opportunities to engage with creativity, innovation, and cultural diversity, driving positive social impact by supporting the growth and sustainability of the arts sector.

Making an Impact

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Accenture’s Women on Walls

An ongoing campaign to address inequality through representation of trailblazing women in portraiture in Ireland’s leading academic institutions.

A collection of commissioned portraits of five inspirational females from the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will be unveiled at the virtual launch of Accenture’s Women on Walls at DCU in celebration of International Women’s Day (Monday, March 8th).In collaboration with Accenture and Business to Arts, the portraits are in recognition of the ground-breaking work of Beatrice Alice Hicks, Katherine Johnson, Dr Marie Maynard Daly and Irish duo Kay McNulty and Dame Kathleen Lonsdale. Photo: Conor McCabe
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ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund

A €250,000 donor-advised fund granted to climate-focused projects by artists and arts organisations.

'All the World's a Climate Stage' a willow sculpture created by artist Elaine McDonagh for Theatre Royal's biodiversity garden funded through the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund.
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Fundraising Fellowship Ireland

A cyclical two-year professional development programme for arts fundraisers supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media.

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Celebrating winning partnerships at the Business to Arts Awards 2023 were: Sanctuary Resident Artist Jerome Jefferson Kiyemba; Louise O’Reilly, Business to Arts; Karina Howley, KPMG; Maureen Kenneally, Arts Council; James Lennertz, Biomarin; Sanctuary Resident Artist Catarina Araújo; Robert Read, National Concert Hall and Sanctuary Resident Artist Neo Gilson. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography.

The Winners of the 2023 Business to Arts Awards have been Announced!

Social inclusion and climate-focused partnerships honoured at this year’s Business to Arts Awards

Business to Arts Awards sculptor for 2023 Chloe Lennon with her piece 'Equilibrium' and Kenny Jacobs, Chief Executive, daa at Dublin Airport. Photo: Sasko Lazarov

The 2023 Business to Arts Awards shortlist is now live!

The 2023 Business to Arts Awards shortlist highlights access to the creative arts and strong support from construction sector

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Best New Website at IDI Awards 2023

This website won an Institute of Designers Ireland Award 2023 for the thinking around information design/architecture, content design, and interaction design to facilitate a clear, focused, and pleasing website. Judges were also impressed by the efforts to design a more sustainable website, taking into account the carbon footprint of the website in design decisions.

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Aoibhie McCarthy, Director, Sample-Studios and previous Fundraising Felllow

From Fellow to Director: Aoibhie McCarthy, Sample-Studios

Aoibhie McCarthy is Artistic Director of Sample-Studios, one of Ireland’s largest artist studios. As well as leading the strategic direction of the organisation, she oversees the provision of creative workspaces, gallery, professional development training and mentorship for 120 artists in Cork City.

'Kindred', Liz Roche Company & Lightscape as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2023 at F27, ESB Headquarters. Commissioned by the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund.

Fostering Ethical Partnerships: Crafting an Arts Sponsorship Policy

Striking a balance between the financial needs of an arts organisation and the ethical standards it wants to uphold can be a delicate dance. Securing funding is essential to flourish, yet compromising on ethical principles can jeopardize reputation and erode community trust.

Sorched Earth, Irish National Opera

Innovating Opera: INO's Isolde App Seamlessly Syncs Audio and Visuals

As Ireland's national opera company, INO produces high-quality, accessible opera in venues throughout Ireland and overseas. It is currently developing Isolde, a groundbreaking street art performance software ecosystem.

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