2022 Business To Arts Awards Shortlist Announced

Business to Arts announced the shortlist for this year’s Business to Arts Awards, taking place at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday, 20th September.

This year’s shortlist represents the corporate-cultural partnerships undertaken, enhanced, and delivered during the depths of the pandemic, giving insight into the creativity, resilience, and adaptability of the arts sector when engaging with the corporate world.

The Judging Panel featured representatives from Accenture, The Irish Times, ESB, Mermaid Arts Centre, daa, Irish Life, the Arts Council, TileStyle, and Arthur Cox and was chaired by Clare Duignan, a board member of Business to Arts and The Chester Beatty Library, The Irish Times, IMRO and Fáilte Ireland.

The Business to Arts Awards recognise businesses, philanthropists, artists, and arts organisations that develop compelling creative partnerships. Shortlisted partnerships focus on arts sponsorship, philanthropy, commissioning of artists, and CSR initiatives, such as employee and community engagement. This year an exciting new bursary of €10,000, the Accenture Digital Innovation in Art Bursary, was introduced to support an artist working exclusively in the digital space.

Award winners will be presented with a limited edition award sculpture created by sculptor John Rainey. The Award Sculpture ‘Assemblage’ has been commissioned by daa for the 30th year. John Rainey uses both old and new methods of object-making, such as ceramic casting and 3D printing. The title of his award sculpture ‘Assemblage’ refers to the bringing-together of people and things, and the sculptural practice of unifying separate elements. The sculpture combines references to art, design, technology and the built environment  as a representation of innovative collaboration between business and the arts.

The 2022 Business to Arts Awards will take place on Tuesday, 20th September at the National Concert Hall. A total of €25,000 will be presented to successful artists and arts organisations through bursaries and awards on the night.

To view this years shortlist click here.

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