08/12/2021 News

The landmark 30th anniversary judging panel will be chaired by Clare Duignan, a Business to Arts board member as well as a member of the boards of the Irish Times, Fáilte Ireland, IMRO and the Chester Beatty. Clare chaired the 2020 Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce and has previously served on the boards of the Arts Council, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Dublin International Film Festival and more. Her career at RTÉ saw her serve in a number of senior executive positions including Head of Independent Productions, Director of Programmes TV, and Managing Director Radio and Performing Groups.
On the announcement, Clare said:
‘I am thrilled to Chair the judging panel for the 30th anniversary of the Business to Arts Awards in 2022. Over the past 30 years the Awards has been a crucial moment to recognise how creative partnerships enrich the corporate world while advancing the practice of our cultural sector. Art and culture helps us to process, understand and gain perspective during challenging periods and we look forward to seeing how this year’s applicants have innovated in the face of the last 18 months.’
Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of Business to Arts added:
‘The last 24 months has challenged and changed us in many ways. What has remained the same is the need to champion the arts and those that choose to support the arts through their sponsorship, philanthropic, CSR and commissioning programmes. For our 30th anniversary Business to Arts Awards ceremony in 2022, we are delighted to welcome back our partners Accenture, Arthur Cox, The Arts Council, daa, ESB, Irish Life, The Irish Times and TileStyle. As we maintain our focus on evolving the Awards, we are happy to welcome Accenture’s enhanced support as “Innovation Partner”.