Arts & Business Northern Ireland has launched the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards for 2020. The Awards celebrate the best examples of arts and business creative partnerships and the outstanding achievements of these collaborations throughout Northern Ireland. Arts & Business NI are encouraging entries from business and arts partnerships that took place between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.
Launching the Awards were Mary Nagele, Chief Executive of Arts & Business NI and Helen Hutchinson, Customer Relationship Executive, Allianz, who are long term principal sponsor of the Awards.
Nomination forms are now available to download from the A&B NI website and deadline for completed nominations is noon, Friday 4 October 2019.
Five awards are open for entry with four additional Awards presented on the evening for Arts Innovator, Business Individual of the Year, Arts Organisation of the Year and Business of the Year.
Business of the Year Award will be awarded to a business that has excelled through integrating Arts & Culture through different facets of its business strategy.
The Arts Organisation of the Year Award, worth £3,000 is presented to a local arts organisation which has consistently sought to develop and pioneer new ideas, whilst demonstrating a progressive and creative approach to business partnership.
The Awards ceremony for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards will be held in January 2020.
“The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards are a vital platform to showcase and celebrate the increasing number of creative collaborations between the arts and business sectors in NI. Thank you to Allianz for their continued support as our principal sponsor of these important Awards.”
“Once again Allianz are very proud to be the title sponsor of these prestigious awards which recognise the positive collaborations between arts and business organisations. These valuable relationships bring benefit to the arts, to business and to communities and it is fantastic to see the creativity and effort put into each of the nominations.”
“Our two sectors have a great deal to offer each other. There is a range of good reasons why businesses might want to be associated with the creativity and innovation of the arts, and the arts sector certainly benefits from the investment and the business strength that these partnerships deliver. The Arts Council appreciates the generous commitment given to the arts by the local business community, indeed Allianz has recently committed to a further three years sponsorship of this particular event. We are delighted support these awards which celebrate and promote the successful and productive partnerships developed in Northern Ireland.”
Arts & Business is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.