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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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Pictured as the Begin Together Arts Fund announces the latest round of funding are artists Alan Tarpey, Jenny Stafford and Clement Yang along with Deirdre Kennelly Connections Arts Centre Collective Manager, Louise O’Reilly, CEO Business to Arts, Paula Murphy, Group Director of Brand & Sponsorship Bank of Ireland and Miriam Spollen CEO & Founder Connections Arts Centre. Photo credit: Conor McCabe

Arts Organisations begin new year with boost from Bank of Ireland

A number of arts organisations across the island of Ireland are beginning 2024 with a funding boost from Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Arts Fund, delivered in partnership with Business to Arts.

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Welcoming new team members to Business to Arts

Exciting times this week as we welcome fabulous new team members who are pulsing with energy and enthusiasm to help us connect the corporate and cultural sectors through purposeful partnerships.

As Business to Arts looks to the future with Catalyst, our new five-year strategy, we believe we have assembled a wonderful team full of the expertise to add value to your memberships and to drive an even greater impact across the arts sector and for wider society.

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Business to Arts Leadership Forum 2023 in association with PwC

Strong leadership aligned behind a clear purpose was cited as one of the key enablers of successful transformation in business at the recent Business to Arts Leadership Forum, in association with PwC yesterday. The event featured an all-star leadership panel on the theme ‘Innovation Meets Creativity: Driving Change Together'. Clarity of purpose, communication, diversity, and sustainability emerged as key factors for transformation success.

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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.

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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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