Arts & Business Scotland (A&BS) has announced the shortlist for its 30th Annual Awards celebrating excellence in innovative relationships between the cultural and business sectors.
A&BS exists to put business into culture and creativity into business by advocating the value of cross-sectoral partnerships to encourage collaborative working. The charity says this year’s shortlist is one of the most diverse in recent years with a strong emphasis on cultural organisations delivering projects that enable both social and economic benefits for rural and urban communities.
Arts & Business Scotland Chief Executive David Watt said: “This year’s shortlist is a fantastic reflection of the innovation and creativity which exists between the cultural and business sectors, contributing to a thriving and vibrant cultural offering here in Scotland.
“Throughout the judging process what was abundantly clear was the value that cultural organisations bring to both rural and urban communities though their social and economic impacts. It is hugely encouraging therefore to see such a diverse range of businesses demonstrating a willingness to support this activity in Scotland.”
Brand Satellite & Creative Coathanger have been shortlisted in the Business Creativity category.
Business Creativity sponsored by Inksters Solicitors
Launched in 2015, the Business Creativity category recognises a business for taking the lead in establishing and developing partnerships with one or more cultural organisations in order to drive and develop commercial opportunities for both parties which impacts the wider community.