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Shortlist announced for the 24th Allianz Business to Arts Awards

This year we saw a huge jump in nominations to the Allianz Business to Arts Awards, with a 25% increase on previous record levels. Nominations came from all over the country, from organisations of all sizes, sectors and scopes. The nominations celebrated outstanding relationships and partnerships right across the artforms, and featured diverse engagement programmes for communities, staff and education.

Sincere thanks to our Jury Panel who put countless hours into the judging process:

Ursula Murphy - Director of Human Resources, Allianz Ireland Catherine Heaney – Chief Executive, DHR Communications Ann Mulrooney – CEO, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art Gerard McNaughton – Retail Director, TileStyle & Chair, Business to Arts Paul O’Kane - Chief Communications Officer Katie Molony - Managing Director, Maximum Media Tom Molloy – Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media (not pictured) Also pictured, Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts

Ursula Murphy – Director of Human Resources, Allianz Ireland
Catherine Heaney – Chief Executive, DHR Communications
Ann Mulrooney – CEO, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art
Gerard McNaughton – Retail Director, TileStyle & Chair, Business to Arts
Paul O’Kane – Chief Communications Officer
Katie Molony – Managing Director, Maximum Media
Tom Molloy – Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media (not pictured)
Also pictured, Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts

The winners will be announced at the 24th annual Allianz Business to Arts Awards in the Bord Gáis Theatre on Tuesday 1 September 2015 by Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD.

Best Large Sponsorship – over €25,000 value
• The Doyle Collection & Irish Design 2015
• ESB & Feis Ceoil Association
• Naughton Foundation & Royal Irish Academy – ‘Art & Architecture of Ireland’
• Sky Arts/Sky Ireland & Rough Magic/Opera Theatre Company – ‘Sky Arts Ignition: The Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagonny’

Best Small Sponsorship –€25,000 value and under
• Brown Bag Films & Children’s Books Ireland – ‘Bookbag’
• PwC & National College of Art & Design
• Publicis Dublin & Fishamble: The New Play Company
• Whyte & Sons Auctioneers & Pallas Projects/Studios

Best Long Term Partnership
• Healy Group & Irish Chamber Orchestra
• The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards
• Naughton Foundation & Royal Irish Academy – ‘Art & Architecture of Ireland’
• Newbridge Silverware & National College of Art & Design
• RTÉ & RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival

Best Use of Creativity in the Community
• Bord Gáis Energy & BGE Student Theatre Awards
• Central Bank of Ireland & National College of Art & Design
• Mason Hayes & Curran & Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
• Matheson & National Gallery of Ireland

Best Creative Staff Engagement
• ESB & Science Gallery Dublin
• Graepel Metal Perforators & Weavers & Corcadorca / Eat My Noise
• KPMG & St Michael’s House – ‘Multi-Sensory Stories’
• Publicis Dublin & Fishamble: The New Play Company

Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice
• The Abbey Theatre & National College of Art & Design
• Dublin Port Company & Dublin City Council – ‘Dublin Ships’ by Cliona Harmey
• ESB & Martin Gale – Commission for the 40th Anniversary of Turlough Hill
• Press Up Entertainment Group & Inputout Creative Agency – The Dean Hotel Art Commission

Allianz Community Art Prize
• Kids’ Classics – Wordplay
• RADE – Recovery Through Art, Drama and Education
• Super Paua – Aunty Ben

Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Investment
• ESB / Electric Ireland – for their partnerships with Clare Memory Orchestra; Electric Picnic; Feis Ceoil Association; Martin Gale; National Concert Hall; No. 29 The Georgian House Museum; Science Gallery Dublin
• National College of Art & Design – for their partnerships with The Abbey Theatre; Central Bank of Ireland; Irish Life Group; Newbridge Silverware; PwC; TileStyle
• TileStyle – for their partnerships with Bitter Like a Lemon; Business to Arts; Enda Cavanagh; Dulra Photography; Deirdre Kinahan; National Concert Hall; NCAD; ReCreate; Rua Red; Theatre Upstairs; This Then Theatre; Walking the Road

The following awards will also be presented on 1 Sept 2015 at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre:

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

daa €5,000 Arts Award

The winners will receive a sculpture entitled ‘Corballis’ by Michelle Byrne, commissioned by daa.

If you wish to purchase tickets for the Allianz Business to Arts Awards please contact awards@businesstoarts.ie

Carlow sculptor Michelle Byrne with Andrew Hetherington, Business to Arts and Paul O’Kane, daa.

Carlow sculptor Michelle Byrne with Andrew Hetherington, Business to Arts and Paul O’Kane, daa.

 

 

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