Archive for September, 2013

22nd Annual Awards honour the power of collective creativity

September 11th, 2013

Stuart McLaughlin of Business to Arts, Mark Ryan of Accenture (Winners of the Best Small Sponsorship Award), and Brendan Murphy of Allianz with the commissioned sculpture ‘Balance’ by Donnacha Cahill

Leaders from the corporate and cultural sectors gathered at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday 10 September to celebrate the 2013 Allianz Business to Arts Awards with Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan presenting ten awards to organisations who have achieved excellence in their collaborations.

The 2013 event marked the 12th year of partnership between Allianz and Business to Arts with Bord Gáis Energy, Accenture, Dublin Airport Authority, The Irish Times, Brown Bag Films, Barry’s Tea and Brehon Capital Partners were among the leading businesses recognised at the prestigious event which was attended by 500 people, with over 100 cast and crew providing entertainment for the evening.

For the 22nd year the award has been commissioned by Dublin Airport Authority. This year’s award sculpture “Balance” was made by Donnacha Cahill, a Galway-based artist known for his unique metalwork sculptures.

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 €10,000 Artists’ Bursary; the Dublin Airport Authority €5,000 Arts Award; and the €5,000 Allianz Community Art Prize.

And the winners are:

  • Best Large Sponsorship – over €25,000 value
    Bord Gáis Energy for the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
  • Best Small Sponsorship – under €25,000 value
    Accenture & GAZE Film Festival
  • Best Long Term Partnership
    Dublin Airport Authority and Dublin Theatre Festival for ‘Dubliners’
  • Best Use of Creativity in the Community
    Brown Bag Films / Irish Times & Fighting Words
  • Best Creative Staff Engagement
    Barry’s Tea & Cork Midsummer Festival for ‘Parallel Cities : The Factory’
  • Jim Mc Naughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice
    Brehon Capital Partners / McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects / Fire & Enda Cavanagh for the Marker Hotel commission
  • Jim Mc Naughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artist’s Bursary
    The Irish Theatre Institute & Deirdre Kinahan for God’s Hotel
  • Dublin Airport Authority €5,000 Arts Award
    Blue Teapot
  • Allianz €5,000 Community Art Prize
    Graffiti Theatre Company
  • Judges’ Special Recognition
    Presentation College & Blaise Smith for SCHOOLWORK
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