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Case Studies

Check out some highlights of our work with our members, as well as some best practice examples of collaborative arts and business partnerships in Ireland.

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Fund it, Ireland's first crowdfunding platform (2011 - 2023)

Founded in 2011 by Business to Arts, Fund it was the first Irish-owned crowdfunding website to support creative projects.

Fund it 11th Anniversary Commission by Grace Enemaku
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The Jim McNaughton TileStyle €10,000 Bursary for Artists

Inaugurated in 2008, it is our longest-running bursary.

Baryalai Khoshal and Gerard Mc Naughton at the 2022 Bto A Awards
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Business to Arts' New Stream

A landmark 14-year venture which provided subsidised access to training, information, and strategy development for the arts sector.

Past participants of New Stream
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Irish Life Art Collection

Re-curating, conserving, and restoring an art collection developed across the 20th Century

John Behan’s ‘Spiral of Birds’ part of the Irish Life Art Collection which is managed by Business to Arts. Photo Allen Kiely
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KINDRED by Liz Roche Company and Lightscape commissioned by ESB

A commission by ESB to mark the opening of their new sustainable offices at 27 Fitzwilliam Street.

KINDRED a dance piece commissioned by ESB for Dublin Dance Festival as part of the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund, takes place at ESB's headquarters at 27 Fitzwilliam Street. Credit: Fennell Photography
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RCSI Arts Strategy 2023 - 2025

A new Arts Strategy aimed at further enhancing the role of art in enriching the learning environment at the university.

I MAKE THESE PROMISES SOLEMNLY, FREELY AND UPON MY HONOUR, 2020, Mary A. KellyOil on canvas. RCSI Art Award recipient 2019.
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Arthur Cox Art Collection and Book

Re-curating and presenting an art collection for a new premises and commemorative book

Static Horizon (2008) and The fold (2012) by Diana Copperwhite hung in Arthur Cox's offices at Ten Earlsfort Terrace and documented for the Arthur Cox Art Collection book which was enabled by Business to Arts in 2018. Photo: Enda Cavanagh
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Bank of Ireland Art Collection

Conserving, maintaining and re-curating one of Ireland's most significant corporate art collections

Ronnie Hughes, New England Drawing Series, rehung at Bank of Ireland Baggot Plaza offices by Business to Arts. Photo: Business to Arts
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Accenture’s Women on Walls

An ongoing campaign to address inequality through representation of trailblazing women in portraiture in Ireland’s leading academic institutions.

A collection of commissioned portraits of five inspirational females from the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will be unveiled at the virtual launch of Accenture’s Women on Walls at DCU in celebration of International Women’s Day (Monday, March 8th).In collaboration with Accenture and Business to Arts, the portraits are in recognition of the ground-breaking work of Beatrice Alice Hicks, Katherine Johnson, Dr Marie Maynard Daly and Irish duo Kay McNulty and Dame Kathleen Lonsdale. Photo: Conor McCabe
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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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An Post Saorstát Éireann Stamp Commission

A commission by An Post to commemorate the Irish Free State's centenary through an open call for original artwork.

Artist Brian Gallagher with Louise O'Reilly, Chief Executive of Business to Arts, and David McRedmond, CEO of An Post at the launch of Brian's stamp commemorating Saorstát Éireann which was selected by open call.
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ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund

A €250,000 donor-advised fund granted to climate-focused projects by artists and arts organisations.

'All the World's a Climate Stage' a willow sculpture created by artist Elaine McDonagh for Theatre Royal's biodiversity garden funded through the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund.
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Iconic Offices NSQ2 Art Collection

A bespoke art collection for a new co-working space in Cork’s Albert Quay featuring regional artists and printmakers.

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Business to Arts CEO Forum in association with PwC ‘Sustainability in Focus’

A C-Suite event aimed at sharing strategies across the corporate and cultural sectors for engaging with sustainability.

CEO Forum sustainability case study

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