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2019 Business to Arts Awards


The Business to Arts Awards champion outstanding relationships between business, artists and arts organisations. The Awards seek exceptional partnerships in areas such as sponsorship, commissioning, training and events, staff programmes, CSR initiatives and community engagement.

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Business to Arts Awards. This year also sees the 12th year of the €10,000 Jim McNaughton/TileStyle Bursary for Artists, which is open to emerging artist(s) in any art form. Previous winners  include Aisling O’Mara (playwright), Clare Monnelly (theatre), pianist Máire Carroll (music), ballet dancer Gearóid Solan (dance) & sculptor Alva Gallagher (visual art).

Award Category Winners

Best Use of Creativity in the Community


Algorithm & James Earley with various businesses for ‘Perpetua’

Best Creative Staff Engagement


Axonista & Irish Film Institute for ‘IFI Player’

Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice


McGarrell Reilly Group & Alva Gallagher for ‘Rise’

Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artist’s Bursary


Catherine Creaney  

Community Art Award


SUBSET for ‘Grey Area Project’

daa €5,000 Arts Award


Fishamble: The New Play Company

Best Small Sponsorship – under €15,000 value


Farmgate Café & the Munster Literature Centre for the ‘Farmgate Café National Poetry Award’

Best Long Term Partnership


Avolon & Royal Hibernian Academy for ‘Avolon Global Studio Award’

Best Large Sponsorship – over €50,000 value


Grant Thornton & National Concert Hall for ‘Female Conductor Programme’

Best Mid-Size Sponsorship – over €15,000 – €50,000 value


Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in association with TileStyle
Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Investment


Dublin Port Company for ‘Starboard Home Documentary’ with Moira Sweeney, Spirit Level Productions and South Paw Pictures, ‘In Our Veins’ with Bitter Like A Lemon & Abbey Theatre and ‘Dublin City Public Art Programme’


If you have any questions regarding the Business to Arts Awards, please contact the Business to Arts team by email on awards@businesstoarts.ie or call +353 1 662 9238 and they will be able to assist you.




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