The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards celebrate the best in creative partnerships between the business and arts sectors in Northern Ireland.
This glittering annual ceremony is the Arts & Business NI flagship event of the year and always attracts an impressive cross-section of approximately 250 high profile people from the worlds of business, arts, media and government across Northern Ireland.
The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards:
Is Northern Ireland’s premier ceremony for promoting the best partnerships across all art forms and all business sector
Is the only celebration of arts and business partnerships in Northern Ireland
Aims to educate and inspire the business community of further opportunities available through partnerships with the arts, thereby promoting deeper, broader, long-term relationships
Brings the business community together and provides a suitable opportunity for networking with both current and prospective Arts & Business NI members, media and Government representatives
Provides an opportunity for the business community to meet Arts & Business NI staff and find out more about our range of programmes and services
Our theme this year is Partnership. We connect our business and arts member network in original and unexpected ways with amazing results. We find new ways for businesses to grow and arts organisations to flourish.
The partnership theme invites us to explore not only the types of relationships that exist between arts and business organisations, but also the breadth and diversity of the Arts in Northern Ireland.
We are looking for artworks that reflect this theme; however the brief leaves it open for the artist to interpret partnership in their own way, and medium, based on the brief outlined below
The award should be a high quality art piece interpreting the theme
The award pieces should reflect the 3-way relationship between Arts & Business NI, Business and the Arts
It should reflect the quality, creativity and style of the Allianz Arts & Business Awards event
The piece must be suitable for display in a business office or boardroom
The piece can be free standing or wall mounted
The award should be sufficiently light-weight and compact, yet also robust, for the purpose of being handed from one person to another during the awards presentation
The design should include a surface for engraving purposes
It is essential that in addition to being functional, the pieces stand out as being unusual and imaginative pieces of art
The design must be capable of being replicated 16 times (16 pieces are required)
Awarded to a partnership where the business uses the power of the arts to incorporate creativity and innovation into the workplace or to engage with the wider community (two pieces)
Awarded to a partnership where culture and creativity is used in branding and marketing activity and is embedded in the identity of a business (two pieces)
Awarded to a business who has developed a new partnership with the arts to meet its business objectives (two pieces)
Awarded to a partnership maintained for over 3 years and continuing to set standards in creative arts-business collaboration (two pieces)
Arts Board Member of the Year
Awarded to an individual who, in a voluntary capacity, has added outstanding benefit to an arts organisation in a governance role, perhaps through a formal professional development placement such as Board Bank or Young Professionals on Arts Boards (one piece)
Cultural Fundraiser of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to an arts organisation through their fundraising actions (one piece)
Awarded to the arts organisation which has consistently looked to develop and pioneer new ideas, whilst demonstrating a progressive and creative approach to business partnership (one piece)
Business of the Year Award
Awarded to a business that has excelled through integrating Arts & Culture throughout different facets of its business strategy (one piece
Allianz Community Art Award Piece
Awarded to the winner of the Allianz staff Community Art Award (one piece)
NB: Three additional pieces will be required for presentation to sponsors/supporters of the Awards and the pieces
Artistic excellence and level of professionalism
Innovation and uniqueness
Appropriateness of design and interpretation of the brief
Ability to work to a budget and timescale
Value for money
All proposals will be assessed by a selection panel which will include representatives from Arts & Business NI, and external representatives.
Submission of initial design concepts 9 October 2017
Announcement of successful artist w/c 16 October 2017
Submission of replica (one mock up for promotional purposes) 3 November 2017
Production of the pieces until mid-December
Final 16 pieces to be delivered to Arts & Business NI 15 December 2017
Budget for 16 pieces is £3,200
You will need to include a presentation box.
The winning artist will be required to enter into a contractual agreement with Arts and Business NI with regard to scheduling of the work, production, copyright, etc. There would also be a requirement to work with A&B NI and its commission sponsor, on some PR around the commission.
A&B NI will offer the winning artist a programme note within the Awards booklet that will be given to the 200 guests attending the event. This guest list includes senior representatives of the NI private sector, cultural sector and government. The winning artist will also be featured in an interview for our Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards supplement, which is written by, and distributed in the Belfast Business Telegraph, circulated to all guests on the evening, and to all A&BNI business members.
Submissions for applications:
Post: Sarah Mackey, Arts & Business NI, Bridge House, 2 Paulett Avenue, Belfast, BT5 4HD
For more information on the Awards please go to www.artsandbusinessni.org.uk
or contact Maeve McKervey firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 90 735 150
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Arts & Business is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.