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We support our arts members in the development of their financial sustainability to reduce dependence on subsidies and provide greater flexibility and resilience in their approach to cultural and creative production.

Fuchsia Macaree’s piece ‘Fierce Determination’ commissioned by Accenture for their 50th anniversary celebrations, enabled by Business to Arts.

Fuchsia Macaree’s piece ‘Fierce Determination’ commissioned by Accenture for their 50th anniversary celebrations, enabled by Business to Arts.

Our Capabilities

Fundraising and financial sustainability

We work directly with artists and arts organisations to help them review, revitalise and expand their fundraising strategies and to explore new models of income generation.

Molly Twomey, Fundraising Fellow for Graffiti Theatre Company in Cork, with Niall Cleary, CEO, of Graffiti Theatre, Michelle Reid, Arts Portfolio Manager, Business to Arts, Louise O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Business to Arts, Cecelia Molumby, Fundraising Fellow for Sing Ireland in Limerick, Dermot O’Callaghan, CEO of Sing Ireland, and Jenny Madsen-O’Connor, Artistic and Operations Manager for Sing Ireland at the inaugural Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland session. Photo: Conor McCabe

Sponsorship brokering

We broker and facilitate new or renewing arts sponsorships within our network, and supporting the arts community to pitch, negotiate, and land innovative and exciting collaborations.

Maeve (4) from Malahide visiting The Ark, joined by Director of The Ark, Aideen Howard, and Katharine Byrne, Partner (Corporate Finance) of BDO. Photos by Naoise Culhane.

Partnerships Opportunity Directory (POD)

Our Partnership Opportunity Directory (POD) is a new tool to provide at-a-glance information on upcoming arts sponsorships to our corporate network.

Yes, But Do You Care by Marie Brett and Philip Connaughton with Alzheimer's Society of Ireland and Dementia Carers Network. Funded as part of Round 1 of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts. Photo by Marie Brett

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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Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund

A donor-advised fund granting €1 million to sustain artists, arts organisations, and their local communities.

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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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Related Insights

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

The 2022 Business to Arts Private Investment in the Arts Summary Report

Launched in late 2022, our seventh Private Investment in the Arts Report is our annual sectoral intelligence report derived from data and sentiments captured via our annual Business to Arts Awards process.

Artist James Early for Tropical Fruit Warehouse, IPUT

The Art of ESG: Social Impact Through The Arts

Discover how businesses are meeting ESG goals through an unconventional approach that differentiates your reporting.

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

Pushing Boundaries in Digital Art: Accenture Bursary Recipient's Vision

Nadia J. Armstrong is a visual artist working with performance, 3D composition, AI, and expanded video installation. She won the inaugural Accenture Digital Innovation in Art Bursary in 2022. We sat down with her to explore her work and progress since then.

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