Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2018 - Shortlist Announced

This year’s Allianz Business to Arts Awards saw high levels of entries from expanding sponsorship portfolios, increased regional activity and long-term partnerships, that continue to evolve through diverse activation campaigns. The 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards received a record number of entries in its 27th year, showcasing a diverse range of arts from visual art, architecture, literature, dance, theatre, design and music.

The 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards will be presented on September 4th at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The awards recognise businesses, artists and art organisations that develop creative partnerships. The shortlist, below, shows collaboration between business and arts which takes place through sponsorship, staff engagement, commissioning, CSR initiatives or community engagement. Many of the collaborations are the result of long-term relationships.

The Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2018 Shortlist:

Best Large Sponsorship – over €50,000 value
  • Aer Lingus & Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board for ‘Irish Filmmaker Competition’
  • Axonista & Irish Film Institute for ‘IFI Player’
  • Goodbody & IMMA for ‘IMMA 1000’
  • TileStyle for ‘TileStyle Supporting the Arts’
Best Mid-Size Sponsorship – over €15,000 - €50,000 value
  • Airbnb & Irish Architecture Foundation for ‘Open House Dublin’
  • BNP Paribas & IMMA for ‘IMMA Collection: Freud Project 2016-2021’
  • Colourtrend & Sirius Arts Centre for ‘One Here Now: The Brian O'Doherty/Patrick Ireland Project’
  • The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in association with TileStyle
Best Small Sponsorship – €15,000 value and under
  • Bray Municipal District with Bray Credit Union, Megazyme & Platform Pizza with Chris Judge and Donna Carroll for ‘Brave Maeve Children's Myth & Art Trail’
  • Colourtrend & Waterford Walls Project for ‘Waterford Walls’
  • KPMG & Children’s Books Ireland for ‘Bold Girls’
  • Medtronic & Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
Best Long Term Partnership
  • A&L Goodbody & Suas
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch & Trinity College Dublin for ‘The Early Irish Manuscripts Project’
  • BNP Paribas & Helium Arts
  • U2 & The Ireland Funds with support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Department of Education and Skills & Local Music Education Partnerships, Music Network for ‘Music Generation’
  • TileStyle for ’10 Years of the Jim McNaughton/TileStyle Bursary for Artists’
Best Use of Creativity in the Community
  • Bray Municipal District with Bray Credit Union, Megazyme & Platform Pizza with Chris Judge and Donna Carroll for ‘Brave Maeve Children's Myth & Art Trail’
  • Colourtrend & Waterford Walls Project for ‘Waterford Walls’
  • Dublin City Council & Dublin’s Culture Connects for ‘The National Neighbourhood’
  • Iarnród Éireann & John Murphy Piano Tuning and Repair
Best Creative Staff Engagement
  • Bank of Ireland ‘Be Our Inspiration’
  • Diageo & Beta Bajgart for ‘Press for Progress: International Women's Day European Photographic Exhibition’
  • KPMG & Children’s Books Ireland for ‘Bold Girls’
  • William Fry & Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation for ‘Incognito’
Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice
  • Bray Municipal District with Bray Credit Union, Megazyme & Platform Pizza with Chris Judge and Donna Carroll for ‘Brave Maeve Children's Myth & Art Trail’
  • MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre & Ani Mollereau for ‘Kilkenny Famine Experience Sculpture’
Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Investment
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch for ‘The Early Irish Manuscripts Project’ at Trinity College Dublin and their support of ‘Music Generation’ via The Ireland Funds
  • Hennessy for ‘Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA’, ‘Hennessy Literary Awards’ with New Irish Writing and The Irish Times, and ‘Hennessy Lost Friday’ with Royal Hibernian Academy
  • IMMA for ‘IMMA Collection: Freud Project 2016-2021’ with BNP Paribas, ‘IMMA 1000’ with Goodbody, ‘Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA’ with Hennessy, ‘New Art at IMMA’ with Matheson, O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer and The Dean
  • RTÉ for ‘RTÉ Supporting the Arts’
Allianz Community Art Award
  • Brave Maeve Children's Myth & Art Trail
  • Brokentalkers Theatre Company
  • Martina Galvin
  • The Forget-Me-Nots Choir

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