TileStyle Supporting The Arts

TileStyle has always been associated with the arts and we have been involved in many projects over the years including the innovative “Art of Rubbish” campaign to hosting exhibitions for photography, sculpture, jewellery and ceramic art.

Since 2008 TileStyle has sponsored two awards at the Business To Arts awards. The Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artist Bursary and The Jim McNaughton / TileStyle Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice.

The Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artist Bursary

Each year we support new talent through the “Jim McNaughton/TileStyle €10,000 Artist Bursary” which is awarded annually at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards in honour of the founder of TileStyle, the late Jim McNaughton. 

2023 Bursary Winner

The 2023 bursary was awarded to Thommas Kane Byrne, an award winning writer, actor and director from Dublin's north inner city, for the development of a new play inspired by Tennessee Williams' classic 'A Street Car Named Desire'.

Bursary Winners Listed Below

  • 2023 - Thommas Kane Byrne, Writer, Actor & Director
  • 2022 - Barialai Khoshhal, photographer
  • 2021 – Miriam Kaczor, Flautist
  • 2019 - Catherine Creaney, Portrait Artist
  • 2018 - Aisling O’Mara, Actor & Playwright
  • 2017 - Clare Monnelly, Actor & Playwright
  • 2016 - Padraic Rowan, Bass-Baritone
  • 2015 - Máire Carroll, Pianist and Gearóid Solan, Ballet Dancer
  • 2014 - Petal Pilley, Theatre Director
  • 2013 - Deirdre Kinahan, Playwright
  • 2012 - Christina Reihill, Poet, Psychotherapist and Journalist
  • 2011 - Dennis Roche, Artist
  • 2010 - Peter Monaghan, Artist
  • 2009 -Paul Meade, Writer, Director & Actor
  • 2008 - Alva Gallagher, Sculptor

The Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award For Best Commissioning Practice

The “Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice” rewards excellence and best practice in the commissioning or artists and creatives by companies. The award recognises commissioning across all art forms.

2023 Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice

Iarnród Éireann and Fresco Consulting for 'Actually I Can'

Perpetual Award Winners Listed Below

  • 2023 - Iarnród Éireann and Fresco Consulting for 'Actually I can'
  • 2022 - ESB & Fishamble: The New Play Company for ‘Tiny Plays for a Brighter Future’
  • 2021 – Accenture & Paul Harrison for ‘Quinquaginta’ and Fuchsia MacAree for ‘Fierce Determination’
  • 2019 - McGarrell Reilly Group & Alva Gallagher for ‘Rise’
  • 2018 - MacDonagh Shopping Centre and Ani Mollereau for the Kilkenny Famine Experience Sculpture
  • 2017 - Dublin Port Company for their project “Starboard Home.”
  • 2016 - An Post for the “GPO Witness History 2016 Commissions Programme” & Barbara Knezevic – “They are of us all”
  • 2015 - Cliona Harmey for her project “Dublin Ships”
  • 2014 - Mayo County Council and Linenhall Arts Centre for the FIND project
  • 2013 - Enda Kavanagh for his work with The Marker Hotel
  • 2012 - Theresa Nanigian for “Travelogue”
  • 2011 - Cavan County Council & DV4 Digital Media for ‘Casting Light’ by John Byrne
  • 2010 - An Post Annual Stamp Programme
  • 2009 - Murray Ó Laoire Architects and John Sisk & Son & Vivienne Roche for ‘Light Ensemble’ at the CIT Cork School of Music
  • 2008 - Behaviour & Attitudes & Graphic Studio Dublin

“As long-standing supporters of Business to Arts and the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice, TileStyle is delighted to congratulate ESB and Fishamble: The New Play Company on their exceptional and timely project. Commissioning art to address important and complex concepts helps us to connect and understand, something that both this project and this year’s TileStyle Artist’s Bursary winner, Barialai Khoshhal make clear. We look forward to seeing what they do next and are pleased to have recognised their work this year.”

-Gerry Butler

Managing Director of TileStyle

TileStyle's Continued Commitment to Supporting The Arts

For over 40 years, TileStyle have been involved in a multitude of arts collaborations and supported many new artists and projects. Below are a few images of projects TileStyle have been involved with in the past and we look forward to continuing to support the arts.

For more information on the above please contact businesstoarts.ie