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Business to Arts Awards Categories

 

There are nine categories that are seeking nominations before Wednesday 16th December 2020. They are:

1. Best Large Sponsorship (> €25,000) supported by Arthur Cox

For a business or organisation that has worked with a not-for-profit or commercial arts organisation, venue or artist(s) in a sponsorship relationship with a value of €25,000 or over, whether made up of cash, in-kind support, or both.

2. Best Small Sponsorship (< €25,000)

For a business or organisation that has worked with a not-for-profit or commercial arts organisation, venue or artist(s) in a sponsorship relationship with a value under €25,000, whether made up of cash, in-kind support, or both.

3. Best Long Term Partnership (3 years or more) supported by The Irish Times

For a business or organisation that has partnered with a not-for-profit or commercial arts organisation, venue or artist(s) for three years or more, creating an event or programme that makes an impact or has consistently enhanced its activation or engagement strategies.

4. Best Use of Creativity in the Community supported by Irish Life

For a socially and culturally responsible project that results in engagement by a community in creativity (including the arts, craft & design, heritage etc.). This project may address issues of access (e.g. through technology), enable education and learning, help communicate the power of creativity or, quite simply, be fun!

5. Best Use of Creativity in the Workplace 

For a business or organisation that has worked with an arts organisation or artist(s) in an innovative and mutually beneficial way, bringing creativity into the workplace or engaging staff in the arts or a creative process.

6. Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice

This perpetual award rewards excellence and best practice in the commissioning of artists and creatives by companies. The award recognises commissioning across all art forms. Nominations in this category must provide a comprehensive overview of the commissioning process involved.

7. Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Bursary for Artists

A €10,000 Bursary will be awarded towards the evolution of a work / body of work or project by an emerging artist(s) in any art form. The bursary is designed to develop an artist’s creative practice and help take an idea to realisation, whether that be in writing, composing, performing, or creating in a visual or other medium. Nominations must be made by a partnering business, arts or other organisation, and should include information on the artist(s), the partnership, and how the TileStyle bursary will be used.

8. Best Philanthropic Support to the Arts supported by the Arts Council

Artists, arts organisations and other non-profit organisations with established arts programmes/activities are invited to nominate an individual, corporate foundation, trust or other philanthropic organisation, that has shown a strong commitment to arts philanthropy and are deserving of winning this new award.

9. Judges’ Special Recognition Award supported by Accenture

This category cannot be applied for specifically – all nominations are eligible to be shortlisted by the Judging Panel. The Judging Panel will be looking for a business or an arts organisation that have a diverse portfolio of partnerships which address a range of strategic objectives or demonstrate an outstanding to commitment to private sector investment in the arts through their scale of activity.

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