Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016 - Launch
Allianz and Arts & Business NI celebrating 10 year partnership whilst launching Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016
Arts & Business Northern Ireland has launched the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016.
The search is on for the most creative and pioneering partnerships between the worlds of arts and business. Launching the Awards were Sharon Connolly, Operations Manager, Allianz, principal sponsor and Brona Whittaker, Arts Manager, Arts & Business NI. Nomination forms are now available to download from the A&B NI website and deadline for completed nominations is Friday 28th August 2015.
Mary Nagele, Chief Executive, Arts & Business NI said: “The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards showcase the many creative partnerships between NI’s arts and private sector businesses, and showcase that when culture and commerce collide amazing things happen. We are delighted to have Allianz on board and committed to supporting the Awards again this year and we thank them for this invaluable support.”
Sharon Connolly, Operations Manager, Allianz said: "Allianz are delighted to again be supporting these prestigious awards. Every year unveils new and innovative partnerships between the arts and business worlds.We are very much looking forward to seeing what exciting partnerships will be revealed in the coming months.”
The importance of continued private sector support for the arts was reinforced by Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, saying “The arts and business worlds are increasingly recognising the benefits of working closer together and it is important to encourage continuing growth in this area. The Arts Council is delighted to support the Allianz Arts & Business NI awards, which do so much to recognise and promote the successful and productive partnerships developed in Northern Ireland.”
Six awards will be presented to businesses, including the highly sought after ‘Business of the Year Award’ awarded to a business that has excelled through integrating Arts & Culture through different facets of its business strategy. The Awards celebrate the best examples of arts and business creative partnerships and the outstanding achievements of these collaborations throughout Northern Ireland.
‘Arts Board Member of the Year Award’ will be presented to an individual who in a voluntary capacity has added outstanding benefits to an arts organisation in a governance role.
The Arts Award, worth £3,000 is presented to a local arts organisation which has consistently looked to develop and pioneer new ideas, whilst demonstrating a progressive and creative approach to a business partnership.
Allianz will be presenting an additional Community Arts Prize in the amount of £2,000, awarded to a local community project with a cultural emphasis which has been nominated by an Allianz staff member.
The Awards ceremony for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards will be held on 20th January 2016.
The Arts & Business NI Awards are sponsored by Allianz. The partnership is now in its tenth year.
For further media enquiries and images please contact:
Colleen Murray, External Relations Manager, Arts & Business NI on 028 9073 5154 or 07973 418 864 firstname.lastname@example.org
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