Sophie Hayles, Chair of the Creative Exchange board, has been nominated for Board member of the Year at the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2018!
Awards will be presented in nine categories, five awards will be presented to the local business community including the prestigious Business of the Year Award, which will be awarded to a business that has excelled through integrating arts & culture through different facets of its business strategy.
Three awards will be presented to the local arts community to include Cultural Fundraiser of the Year, Arts Board Member of the Year and the Arts Award. The Arts award will be presented to a local arts organisation which has consistently looked to develop and pioneer new ideas, whilst demonstrating a progressive and creative approach to a business partnership and is worth £3,000 to the winning arts organisation. Allianz will present the Allianz Community Art Award, the winner will be presented a prize fund of £2,000.
Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said: Congratulations to everyone who has made it through to the shortlist in a very competitive field. Arts & Business NI does excellent work building partnerships between our two sectors and we welcome the opportunity, through the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards, to celebrate what can be achieved when we combine our strengths, so that others may be inspired to follow.