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We help arts organisations scale by training and developing arts leaders, cultural producers and strategic fundraisers.

Artist Alva Gallagher working on the Slieve League project in Donegal. Alva has worked on several commissions enabled by Business to Arts. Her sculpture ‘Soar’ for Arthur Cox was Highly Commended for the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice at the 2022 Business to Arts Awards.

Artist Alva Gallagher working on the Slieve League project in Donegal. Alva has worked on several commissions enabled by Business to Arts. Her sculpture ‘Soar’ for Arthur Cox was Highly Commended for the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice at the 2022 Business to Arts Awards.

Our Capabilities

We help to unlock organisational potential for arts organisations looking to scale, with a particular focus on training and development for the next generation of business-minded arts leaders, cultural producers and strategic fundraisers.

Training

We offer arts innovation and income generation programmes to support the longer-term sustainability of the arts sector in Ireland.

John Rainey, sculptor and Brendan Joyce, Irish Green Marble pictured as they install the new sculptural portraits of Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth O’Farrell at RCSI, this commission was enabled by Business to Arts.

Professional skills development

We also offer scheduled applied workshops, training programmes and seminars connected to fundraising, sponsorship-seeking, grant-writing, and understanding ESG requirements.

Leaders in business, arts, and government take part in a facilitated discussion as part of Arts & Business Northern Ireland’s Business Breakfast Briefing in association with Business to Arts. Photo: Aaron McCracken

Developing your board

We know that an engaged and encouraging board is critical to the success of any arts organisation, particularly when it comes to areas such as strategic fundraising and financial sustainability.

Business to Arts members take part in a facilitated strategy discussion as part of ‘Designing the Future’ a Business to Arts event in collaboration with Irish Architecture Foundation. Photo: Allen Kiely

Related Case Studies

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Fundraising Fellowship Ireland

A cyclical two-year professional development programme for arts fundraisers supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media.

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Dublin Port Company cultural strategy

We consulted on Dublin Port Company’s cultural strategy to re-engage the public with the port with a series of artistic commissions.

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Walker’s Photographer in Residence

A three-year programme engaging employees and schoolchildren with photography and their local environment.

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A large artwork by artist & illustrator Chris Judge, located on Custom House Quay in Dublin 1 was unveiled in 2017 as part of the Docklands Arts Fund

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Artist James Early for Tropical Fruit Warehouse, IPUT

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DIGITAL NATIVE (2020) Video Still, Nadia J. Armstrong

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