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2021 Business to Arts Awards

 

The 2021 Business to Arts Awards are available to playback here.

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 were broadcast online on April 21st from the GPO.

The Business to Arts Awards 2021 Winners:

Best Large Sponsorship supported by Arthur Cox

Winner: Davy & National Concert Hall

Highly Commended:

An Post Irish Book Awards

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

Winner: Aerogen & Druid

Highly Commended:

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

Winner: An Post Irish Book Awards

Highly Commended:

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

Winner: Flogas & Galway International Arts Festival with John Gerrard for ‘Mirror Pavilion’

Highly Commended:

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’

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

Winner: Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail & Christopher Steenson for ‘On Chorus’

Highly Commended:

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

Winner: Accenture & Paul Harrison for ‘Quinquaginta’ and Fuchsia MacAree for ‘Fierce Determination’

Highly Commended:

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

Winner: Naughton Foundation & Museum of Literature Ireland

Highly Commended:

Lauritzson Foundation & Royal Irish Academy of Music

Science Foundation Ireland & National Concert Hall in partnership with UCD and TCD Schools of Education

Taylor Art Trust & RDS

Judges’ Special Recognition Award supported by Accenture

Winner: Children’s Books Ireland for partnerships with An Post, Brown Bag Films, Community Foundation for Ireland, Ecclesiastical, KPMG, Rethink Ireland and William Fry

Highly Commended:

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 Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Bursary for Artists was awarded to: Miriam Kaczor (flautist)

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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