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2021 Business to Arts Awards

 

The Business to Arts Awards recognise businesses, philanthropists, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships. Shortlisted partnerships focus on arts sponsorship, commissioning of artist, staff engagement and CSR initiatives, philanthropy and community engagement. Many of the collaborations are the result of long-term relationships. All of the shortlist demonstrate the importance of supporting the arts and the impact that can be made by quality partnerships.

The 2021 Business to Arts Awards will be broadcast online on April 21st from the GPO at 5pm. RSVP here to receive access details to watch this year’s ceremony.

 

The Business to Arts Awards 2021 Shortlist:

Best Large Sponsorship supported by Arthur Cox

  • An Post Irish Book Awards
  • Davy & National Concert Hall
  • Dublin Port Company & axis Ballymun for ‘The Pumphouse Presents’
  • Zurich & National Gallery of Ireland with Crawford Art Gallery for ‘Zurich Portrait Prize & Zurich Young Portrait Prize’

Best Small Sponsorship

  • Aerogen & Druid
  • ESB Energy for Generations Fund & Cork International Film Festival with Creative Ireland, Rethink Ireland and UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery for ‘Illuminate’ and ‘Intinn’
  • Gurranabraher Credit Union & Sample-Studios for ‘PhotoGo’
  • Medtronic & Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

Best Long Term Partnership supported by The Irish Times

  • An Post Irish Book Awards
  • Ecclesiastical & Wexford Festival Opera for ‘Ecclesiastical Volunteer of the Year Award’
  • ESB & National Gallery of Ireland for ‘ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art’
  • Zurich & National Gallery of Ireland with Crawford Art Gallery for ‘Zurich Portrait Prize & Zurich Young Portrait Prize’

Best Use of Creativity in the Community supported by Irish Life

  • An Post & Children’s Books Ireland for ‘ImagineNation’
  • ESB Energy for Generations Fund & Cork International Film Festival with Creative Ireland, Rethink Ireland and UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery for ‘Illuminate’ and ‘Intinn’
  • Flogas & Galway International Arts Festival with John Gerrard for ‘Mirror Pavilion’
  • The Digital Hub & Dublin Dance Festival with the Selina Thompson Company for ‘The Missy Elliott Project’ 

Best Use of Creativity in the Workplace supported by ESB

  • Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail & Christopher Steenson for ‘On Chorus’
  • KPMG & Children’s Books Ireland for ‘KPMG BOLD GIRLS meets 20×20’
  • Publicis Dublin & Fishamble
  • Walkers Ireland & Kate Nolan for ‘Walkers Photographer-in-Residence’

Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice

  • Accenture & Paul Harrison for ‘Quinquaginta’ and Fuchsia MacAree for ‘Fierce Determination’
  • Chartered Land & Rachel Joynt for ‘Keepsake’
  • Dublin Port Company and Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail & Fishamble for ‘Embargo’
  • IPUT & Leah Hewson for ‘Abiding Traces’

Best Philanthropic Support to the Arts supported by the Arts Council

  • Lauritzson Foundation & Royal Irish Academy of Music
  • Naughton Foundation & Museum of Literature Ireland
  • Science Foundation Ireland & National Concert Hall in partnership with UCD and TCD
  • Taylor Art Trust & RDS

Judges’ Special Recognition Award supported by Accenture

  • Children’s Books Ireland for partnerships with An Post, Brown Bag Films, Community Foundation for Ireland, Ecclesiastical, KPMG, Rethink Ireland and William Fry
  • Cork International Film Festival for partnerships with The Gate Cinemas, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, Creative Ireland, Rethink Ireland and UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • National Concert Hall for partnerships with Davy, Grant Thornton and Science Foundation Ireland
  • National Gallery of Ireland for partnerships with ESB and Zurich

The following award will also be presented on the 21 April:

 Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Bursary for Artists

 

If you have any questions regarding the Business to Arts Awards, please contact the Business to Arts team by email on awards@businesstoarts.ie and they will be able to assist you.

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