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Application Information

Dean Arts Studio resident Leah Hewson gives a studio tour to attendees during our April event to mark the Studios' launch. Photo: Killian Broderick

Dean Arts Studio resident Leah Hewson gives a studio tour to attendees during our April event to mark the Studios' launch. Photo: Killian Broderick

Key criteria

To nominate a partnership for the Business to Arts Awards, the business partner must work closely with the arts partner to complete and submit an online nomination form before midnight, April 30th. 

The application form consists of a series of questions which must be completed. All questions correspond to the judging criteria and cover the following areas:

  • How the partnership came into existence, its evolution and duration
  • The key objectives and targets established for the partnership and the strategies used to successfully activate the partnership e.g. marketing campaigns, bespoke events, branding, PR, staff engagement etc.
  • The factors that make the relationship both innovative and special for both parties
  • An overview of the activation spend including the cash and/or in-kind sponsorship budget allocated and its percentage of the overall project budget. (This must be included but will be treated in the strictest confidence). This will assist the judging panel in understanding if the return was commensurate with the spend
  • How both partners measure the success of the partnership and an overview of your main achievements
  • The key impact and outcomes of the partnership.

The judging panel will apply these criteria irrespective of the scale or financial value of the partnership.

General Info

  • Applications are via this online platform only (except where access supports are needed).
  • Eligible partnership activity for the 2024 Awards categories will have taken place between January 2023 and April 2024.
  • Eligible bursary activity should be planned to take place between October 2024 and September 2025.
  • There is no submission fee to make an application to the Business to Arts Awards.
  • Your arts partnership nominations can be submitted to a maximum of two categories.
  • Two categories do not require applications as they are selected by the judges:
    • Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Partnerships and
    • The daa €5000 Arts Award for an exceptional engagement with a business partner.
  • Shortlisted nominees will receive a set of complimentary tickets for the Awards ceremony.
  • Additional tickets will be available for purchase closer to the date.

Supporting the application process

The Business to Arts Awards 2024 information webinar was held at 1pm on March 28th where we answered general questions about the process.

Watch the webinar here. Password is - =*#7wvwB

A preview of each category questions are downloadable below.

We strive to make the application process as accessible as possible, but should you have any access needs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Key documents for advance download

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