Marine Institute and Cois Cladaigh awarded Highly Commended at Allianz Business to Arts Awards

OrganAllianz Business to Arts Awards 2013isations ranging from the corporate sector, small businesses, State agencies and a wide selection of artists and cultural groups from around Ireland gathered at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin last week (Tuesday 10th September) to celebrate the 2013 Allianz Business to Arts Awards.

Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan presented ten awards to organisations who had achieved excellence in their collaborations with developing business and arts partnerships, sponsorships and commissions, as well as cultural entrepreneurship. 

The MC for the evening, Aine Lawlor and other speakers including Stuart McLaughlin, CEO of Business to Arts; Brendan Murphy, CEO of Allianz; and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, all highlighted the consequence of how the arts and culture play an important role in creating a healthy society and a strong community in which to do business both nationally and internationally.

The Marine Institute and the Galway choir group Cois Claidagh were awarded highly commended for their collaboration in presenting The Longest River – an arts, ocean literacy and music event in Brussels earlier this year. 

The Longest River promotes marine science and technology through choral music, a selection of poetry, narration, lecture, as well as marine photography and high definition video footage of the deep sea and future technologies.  This performance enabled the Institute to highlight the importance of multidisciplinary marine research and how working across international borders is essential in achieving healthy marine ecosystems.    A short clip of The Longest River performance can be seen on You Tube.

Highly Commended Certificate for Best Small Sponsorship awarded to the Marine Institute and Cois Cladaigh at the .


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