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Ireland’s only charitable organisation working at the intersection of commerce and culture.

Artists Nadia J. Armstrong and Barialai Khoshhal, Etain Seymour, Accenture, Louise O'Reilly, CEO, Business to Arts, Lar Joye, Dublin Port Company, and Anna McGowan, St. Patrick's Festival, representing winners and highly commended entries of the 2022 Business to Arts Awards

Artists Nadia J. Armstrong and Barialai Khoshhal, Etain Seymour, Accenture, Louise O'Reilly, CEO, Business to Arts, Lar Joye, Dublin Port Company, and Anna McGowan, St. Patrick's Festival, representing winners and highly commended entries of the 2022 Business to Arts Awards

Purpose, Mission and Vision

We connect the corporate and cultural sectors through purposeful partnerships.

Our mission is to encourage investment in the arts for the benefit of wider society.

Our vision is an Ireland where business and the arts working in partnership inspire and shape the world around us.

Our members

We work with over 200 members across business and arts in Ireland.

Our long-term corporate members range from large multinational companies, and SMEs across professional and financial services, construction, tech, and energy companies, to universities, and government and semi-state agencies.

Our arts members range from National Cultural Institutions to small regional arts venues and individual artists representing art forms from music, dance, theatre, visual art, craft, and heritage, through to circus and street performance, community arts and poetry.

Accenture, Allianz Ireland, Anonymous, Arthur Cox, Aviva, Bank of Ireland Group, CBRE, daa, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Dublin City Council, Dublin Port Company, ESB, Irish Life Group, KPMG, Linesight, PwC, RCSI, SMBC Aviation Capital, TU Dublin, TileStyle, Turas Nua

An Post, ARDEX Ireland, Bewleys, Bord Gáis Energy, Catapult, Cairn Homes, Ecclesiastical, Goodbody, Hibernia REG, IADT, Irish Art Services, Kmend, LK Shields, Mason Hayes & Curran, Matheson LLP, The Irish Times Group, University College Cork, VHI, William Fry

Arts Council of Ireland, Behaviour & Attitudes, CCI Executive Search/Creative Careers, DCU, Hamilton House, Image Now, IMRO, McGarrell Reilly Group, Morgan McKinley, University of Galway, Q4PR, The HIVE, Whyte & Sons Auctioneers, Xcentuate

Clare Duignan, Pamela Fay, Garry Ferguson, Andrew Hetherington, Noel Hiney, Jeanne Kelly, Simone Macleod-Nairn, Anne Mathews, Teresa McColgan, Claire McHugh, Natasha McKenna, Alan McNab, Gerard McNaughton, Helen McCormack, Clodagh O'Brien, Kieran O'Boyle, Brendan O'Mara, Davina Saint, Charley Stoney, Owen Reilly, Margaret Ward, Oliver Wall

AboutFACE Ireland, Access Cinema, Anne Tannam, ArtNetdlr, Arts & Disability Ireland, Atelier Now, Axis Arts Centre, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Backwater Artists Group, Ballet Ireland, Banshee Press, Benchspace Cork, Bernadette Doolan, Birr Festivals Collective, Black Church Print Studio, Branar Téatar do Pháistí, CAGA, Chamber Choir Ireland, Chester Beatty Library, Children's Books Ireland, Civic Theatre, Connections Arts Centre, Contemporary Irish Art Society, Cork International Film Festival, Crash Ensemble, Crawford Art Gallery, Create, Creative Spark, Dance Ireland, Declan Canning, Debbie Chapman, Diane Magee, Druid, Dublin Choral Foundation, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Fergal Styles, Fibin Teo, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Flying Turtle Productions, Feis Ceol Association, Frank McNamara, Fresh Film Festival, Gaiety School of Acting, Galway Community Circus, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Traditional Orchestra, Gearoid O’Dea, Gerard Byrne Studio, glór, Graffiti Theatre Company, Haumea Ecoversity - Cathy Fitzgerald, Helium, IMMA, IMRAM, Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Irish Architecture Foundation, Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Irish Film Institute, Irish Georgian Society, Irish National Opera, Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, Irish Theatre Institute, Irish Traditional Music Archive, Irish Writers Centre, Jason Ellis, John O'Brien, Karen Ebbs, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Lime Tree Theatre, Little Island Books, Marcelo Biglia, Maser, Melissa O’Donnell, MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, Music Generation, Music Network, Myra Jago, Na Piobairi Uilleann, National Concert Hall, National Gallery of Ireland, National Irish Visual Arts Library, National Library of Ireland, National Museum of Ireland, Nina McGowan - Ninafive Studio, Phase Space, PhotoIreland, Photo Museum Ireland, Poetry Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Robo Riots, Royal Dublin Society, Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Royal Irish Academy, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Rough Magic Theatre Company, Run of the Mill Theatre, Sample Studios, Science Gallery International, Sculpture in Context, Signal Arts Centre, Simo-Design, Sing Ireland, Smock Alley Theatre, SO Fine Art Editions, Sorca O'Farrell, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Spraoi, St. Patrick's Festival, tasteinyourmouth, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Theatre Royal, Thérèse Murphy, The Abbey Theatre, The Ark, The Big Idea House, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, The Discovery Programme, The Everyman, The Galway Music Residency, The Little Museum of Dublin, The Richard Harris International Film Festival, The Source Arts Centre, Wexford Festival Opera

Our history in brief

Founded in 1988 as Cothú - The Irish Business Council for Arts & Heritage, Business to Arts began as a peer group of leading Irish businesses such as Bank of Ireland, Irish Shell, The Jones Group, Aer Rianta, Coyle Hamilton, and Clancourt Investments.

The inaugural ‘Arts Sponsor of the Year Awards’ was hosted in 1991, and would later become our annual Business to Arts Awards, a flagship date on the corporate-cultural calendar celebrating the best partnerships in the country.

Some of our most significant projects which have had a lasting impact on the arts sector include New Stream, a €400k investment from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to develop income-generation skills in Irish arts organisations in 2009, and Fund it, Ireland’s first creative crowdfunding website, which supported over 1,700 creative projects and generated over €5.2m for the creative sector between 2011 - 2023.

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