Our Mission

“Business to Arts builds creative partnerships between arts and business; so that the creativity and acumen of both communities develop quality cultural experiences and world-class collaborations in Ireland.”

We are a membership-based, charitable organisation (CHY 9871) that brokers, enables and supports creative partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts.

We work to team our business members up with arts organisations and artists to develop solutions in areas such as sponsorship, commissioning, brand development, training, leadership development, internal and external communications and events.

We also work with artists and arts organisations providing a range of training opportunities and coaching to help diversify income streams, grow audiences and improve efficiencies.

Our corporate membership base and network ranges across the business sectors from local family-run companies, SMEs, semi-state companies to FDIs and corporate foundations. Our arts affiliate base extends from individual artists to the National Cultural Institutions, and includes all art forms.

We are part of a global Business and Arts network. Read More.

Regulatory Information: The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) is Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. All regulatory information about Business to Arts can be found on our profile on the CRA.

Salary Information: In the financial year ending 31/10/2020, Business to Arts had c.5 FTEs and total employer contributions (including pensions) of €163,195. Our Chief Executive’s salary (excluding pension) is in the salary band €70,000 – €79,999. Additional information about Executive salaries can be found in our Directors’ Reports & Financial Statements which are available on the right of this page.

Board of Directors (continued):


James Hanley RHA, Artist Website

Jeanne Kelly Founding Partner, Browne Jacobson Ireland LinkedIn

Tony Lawless Head of Strategy Europe, Canada Life (Irish Life) Linkedin

Simone Macleod-Nairn Chief People Officer, EMEA, Macquarie Group Linkedin

Robert McEvoy Head of Customer Retail, Allianz Ireland Linkedin

Teresa McColgan Board Member, Concern Korea Foundation, Repak, Women for Election Linkedin

Gerard McNaughton Creative Director, TileStyle LinkedIn

Oliver Wall Chief of Staff & Head of Corporate Affairs, Bank of Ireland Linkedin


Michael D Higgins


Board of Directors:


Davina Saint (Chair) Independent Director, NAMA LinkedIn

Alastair Blair Country Managing Director, Accenture LinkedIn

Fiona Clark Festival Director & CEO, Cork International Film Festival Linkedin

Myles Clarke Managing Director, CBRE Ireland Linkedin

Fiona D’Arcy Chief Marketing Officer, Linesight Linkedin

Clare Duignan Board Member, Fáilte Ireland LinkedIn




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