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Recognising excellence in creative and cultural partnerships, where a business, philanthropic organisation or individual has supported the arts in a compelling way.

Sing Ireland Irish Youth Training Choir performing at the 2022 Business to Arts Awards at the National Concert Hall. Sing Ireland are taking part in Round 3 of Business to Arts' Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland programme. Photo: Conor McCabe

Sing Ireland Irish Youth Training Choir performing at the 2022 Business to Arts Awards at the National Concert Hall. Sing Ireland are taking part in Round 3 of Business to Arts' Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland programme. Photo: Conor McCabe

The 31st Business to Arts Awards took place on Tuesday 12th September 2023 at the National Concert Hall and will return on Tuesday 17th September 2024. The Awards feature a range of categories that celebrate arts sponsorship, commissioning, philanthropy, staff engagement programmes, corporate social responsibility, access programmes, creative community initiatives, and more.

You can read all about 2023 winners here.

Applications for our 2024 edition will open in March 2024.

Awards Categories & Bursaries

The Awards has a total of 12 categories, including nine main categories and three bursaries.

Photographer Barialai Khoshhal, winner of the 2022 Jim McNaughton/TileStyle €10,000 Artist's Bursary with Ger McNaughton, Creative Director of TileStyle and Board Member of Business to Arts

Judging Process

The Business to Arts Awards champion outstanding relationships between businesses, artists and arts organisations.

Pictured was the judging panel for the 2023 Business to Arts Awards during the judging day at Accenture The Dock. Photo: Business to Arts

Awards Ceremony

The Business to Arts Awards are hosted annually in Dublin in a high profile arts venue, usually the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre or the National Concert Hall.

Sorca McGrath & Dowry Strings performing at the 2019 Allianz Business to Arts Awards at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photo: Conor McCabe

Awards Sculptures

Each year we work with our partner daa to commission a unique Awards sculpture from an Irish-based sculptor.

Awards sculptures by John Rainey on stage at the 2022 Business to Arts Awards. The sculpture ‘Assemblage’ was commissioned by daa and Business to Arts for the 30th anniversary of the Business to Arts Awards. Photo: Conor McCabe

Awards Partners

Our Awards partners help us to recognise the incredible partnerships that have taken place between businesses, philanthropists, artists, and arts organisations each year.

Pictured making some noise about the 2023 Business to Arts Awards nominations launch was Noel Eccles, internationally acclaimed percussionist and TU Dublin Percussion Lecturer leading Awards partners Michelle Cullen, Accenture, Susan Jackson, Irish Life, Denise Charlton, Community Foundation Ireland, John McGrane, Kmend, and Ger McNaughton, TileStyle. Photo: Mark Stedman

How to support the Awards

A unique opportunity for businesses to showcase their commitment to partnership and the arts.

Alastair Blair, former Country Managing Director at Accenture, on stage at the 2022 Business to Arts Awards at the National Concert Hall. Photo: Conor McCabe

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