Closing date looms for Business to Arts Awards

Corporate sponsors take to the stage for the Business to Arts Awards 2024, looking to bring creative arts partnerships across Ireland into the spotlight. Pictured at the launch of the Business to Arts Awards 2024 nominations are sponsors John McGrane from Kmend, Meadhbh McClean from CBRE, Gerry Butler from TileStyle, Denise Charlton from Community Foundation, Michelle Cullen from Accenture, Cathy Burke from daa, Susan Jackson from Irish Life, and Sarah Sharkey from ESB. Nominations close on April 30th. (Pic: Conor McCabe Photography)

The closing date for nominations for the 2024 Business to Arts Awards is fast approaching, with applications open until Tuesday, April 30th.

Recognising outstanding partnerships that have transformed the cultural landscape of Ireland in the past year, Cork has featured 17 winners since the prestigious awards were first established in 1991. From businesses to philanthropic organisations and individuals, these awards highlight those private sector entities who have fostered exceptional partnerships with artists and arts organisations.

The awards has a total of 12 categories celebrating arts sponsorship, commissioning, philanthropy, staff engagement programmes, corporate social responsibility, access programmes, and creative community initiatives, ranging from small-scale initiatives to large-scale and long-term engagements with national reach. 

Applications are welcomed from projects of all sizes, with the judges looking to award relationships that show true collaboration between the partners, alongside, fresh ideas, and genuine impact on the community, audiences, and wider society.

€25,000 is available in bursaries and awards for artists and arts organisations. The annual Bursary programme at the Awards features three monetary prizes including the longest-running bursary, the Jim McNaughton/TileStyle €10,000 Artist’s Bursary, now in its 16th year; the annual daa €5,000 Arts Award inaugurated in 2002 and the Accenture €10,000 Digital Innovation in Art Bursary.

Corporates interested in demonstrating how they value the arts in Ireland should get in touch with Business to Arts to learn more. The closing date for Awards applications is midnight April 30th. Go to for information on the application process and to complete the online application form.