In supporting the belief that culture plays an important role in creating a healthy society, Business to Arts recognise that creating the structures to support the Irish arts community is essential to both Irelandâ€™s national character and its international profile.
The Allianz Business to Arts Awards recognise businesses, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships, bringing the arts and artists into mutually beneficial relationships. Many partnerships survived and thrived in 2011 and there were also exciting new projects.
Shelter Me From The Rain-2011 Award Winnng Opera
by Brian Irvine & John McIlduf
Business to Arts invite you to share the stories of your successes with your peers, to demonstrate your pride in what you have achieved and to seek to join the prestigious list of winners which represent the very best models developed in partnership between the corporate and cultural worlds in Ireland. Winning projects demonstrate that working together these sometimes-diverse worlds can come together to create brilliant art, unforgettable experiences and long-held memories which enhance, rather than diminish, the character and reputation of all involved.
2012 is the 11th year of Business to Arts relationship with Allianz, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance in Ireland. Their generous support allows them to celebrate the innovative and creative relationships that exist between the business and arts communities.
For the 21st year in succession Dublin Airport Authority has commissioned the sculptures for the awards and, in addition, the Authority has kindly donated the cash prize for the Arts Award.
â€œFor the 5th year, we mark the memory of our good friend, and former Chair Jim McNaughton with two awards that celebrate the commissioning process sponsored by TileStyle and the McNaughton Familyâ€ cites Rowena Neville from Business to Arts. Details of these awards follow.
The Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice
Rewarding excellence and good practice in the commissioning process by companies and other organisations. This award will recognise commissioning across all art forms.
The Jim McNaughton / TileStyle Artistâ€™s Bursary
A â‚¬10,000 bursary will be awarded to an artist(s) in any artform gaining experience in the field of commissioning or partnering with business or other organisations to deliver innovative arts programmes. The award is intended to contribute to the development of the artistâ€™s craft or practice whether that be writing, composing, performing or creating in a visual medium. Nominations must include up to 800 words on the artist, their practice, and most particularly, what they intend to use the bursary for.
The closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm, Thursday 3 May 2012. See http://www.businesstoarts.ie/awards/awards-allianz-entry/