Arts & Business Cymru Awards 2012
The search is on for the best in creative partnership as Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru launches its 19th annual awards ceremony.
The Awards, which encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between the private sector and the arts, reflect the broad range of work undertaken by A&B Cymru across the country. The 2012 ceremony, sponsored by Valero, will take place on stage at Wales Millennium Centre on Thursday 14 June.
In addition to 10 established categories, this year for the first time, A&B Cymru is recognising the role that individuals play in supporting the arts with a Philanthropy Award. The personal generosity of individual donations is playing an increasingly crucial part in Welsh cultural life. A&B Cymru feels it is important to give this method of arts support public recognition.
The remaining categories are each sponsored by a key Welsh organisation. They are:
- Arts, Business & Brand Identity, sponsored by Arup
- Arts, Business & the Community, sponsored by Wales & West Utilities
- Arts, Business & Young People, sponsored by Hugh James
- Arts & Small Business, sponsored by Principality Building Society
- Arts, Business & the Environment, sponsored by West Coast Energy
- Arts, Business & Employees, sponsored by First Great Western
- Arts, Business & Long Term support, sponsored by Hospital Innovations
- Business Adviser of the Year, sponsored by University of Wales, Newport
- The Admiral Business of the Year Award
- The Legal & General Arts Award
Click here if you would like to download the Business Categories nomination form
Click here if you would like to download the Business Adviser of the Year nomination form
Click here if you would like to download the A&B Cymru Philanthropy Award nomination form
The ceremony also benefits from staunch in-kind support from a range of Wales based businesses, including Carrick Creative, Flower Lodge, John Lewis Cardiff, Llanllyr Source, Park Plaza, Cardiff and Tropicana. For the second year, the ceremony’s media partner is BBC Cymru Wales.
The award winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges who have expertise in practical art forms, sponsorship and the aims of the private sector. They are: Carmarthen born tenor Wynne Evans, star of Go Compare’s TV advertising campaign; Ceidiog Hughes of North Wales PR company Ceidiog Communications; Christine Lewis, who was responsible for the early development of the speciality foods business for Marks and Spencer and who now sits on the boards of Artes Mundi and National Dance Company Wales; Managing Director of Maskreys Holdings and key member of A&B Cymru’s Investment Panel, Robert Maskrey; BBC Cymru Wales Director Rhodri Talfan Davies; and lecturer and Chair of Tan Dance, Clare Thomas. This high profile panel will decide which partnerships will win trophies, specially commissioned from Denbighshire based artist Jessica Lloyd Jones.View all news