Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2018 Call for Nominations

Business to Arts and Allianz this week launched the call for nominations for the 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards which celebrate the unique opportunities that business engagement with the arts provides. Businesses from across Ireland are encouraged to deepen their relationships with the cultural community and create meaningful partnerships which benefit the arts, business stakeholders and the public. Previous award winners include Accenture, ESB, Bord Gáis Energy, Dublin Port Company and Bank of Ireland.

Research conducted by Business to Arts in 2017, and to which members will recall PRII contributed (read here);  found that:

  • 87% of businesses sponsoring the arts believe it creates unique events and experiences for stakeholders;
  • Almost three quarters (74%) of businesses would choose an arts sponsorship to engage its customers and 69% would choose to support the arts to engage their staff; and
  • 72% of those businesses involved in arts sponsorships say it helps change or reinforce their organisation’s brand image.

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Allianz Business to Arts Awards and Allianz’s 18th anniversary of involvement and sponsorship of the awards. There are 10 categories in total focusing on sponsorship, commissioning, CSR initiatives and community engagement as well as mentoring, training and staff programs. 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, May 8th 2018 at 5pm. Go to for information on the application process and to complete the online application form.

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