After a fantastic evening celebrating with key figures from the cultural and business sectors, we are delighted to announce the winners of the Arts & Business Scotland 30th Annual Awards.
This new category for the 30th Awards recognises an individual or team that has made a significant contribution to the fundraising efforts of an arts, cultural or heritage organisation in Scotland. This is open to professional fundraisers, volunteers or Board members.
Winner: Elly Rothnie & Stella Litchfield, National Theatre of Scotland
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.
Winner: Check-It Scaffold Services
Enterprise sponsored by Turcan Connell
This category recognises a partnership that has shared business expertise or developed entrepreneurial opportunities which have contributed to not-for-profit cultural organisations operating more efficiently as businesses.
Winner: Glasgow City Council & Art Pistol
Enterprising Museum sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland
This category recognises an innovative or entrepreneurial project that has delivered an ambitious high-impact museum experience in 2015-16.
Winner: Auchindrain for The Runrig Project
Innovation sponsored by Black Light
This category recognises a partnership that by combining the expertise and resources of both partners has resulted in the development of pioneering and transformative digital, technological, artistic or educational output for the cultural organisation.
Winner: Scottish Environment Protection Agency & Right Lines Productions
This category recognises a partnership that has supported the cultural organisation’s international activities or that has leveraged international support for the cultural activities of an organisation within Scotland.
Winner: IFS Worldwide & Cultural Documents
This category recognises a partnership that has used the power of culture to engage with and educate people in Scotland’s communities, evidencing the contribution that culture can make to improve health, wellbeing, confidence and quality of life.
Winner: Deloitte & National Theatre of Scotland
Placemaking sponsored by VisitScotland
This category recognises a partnership which has shaped the cultural activities in a particular geographical area to celebrate the very best of Scotland's creative, cultural and historic wealth, and/or can show how cultural tourism can raise the profile of Scotland at home and abroad.
Winner: MacRoberts LLP & The Cumnock Tryst
The Glasgow Life Award for Inclusion
This category is awarded to an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in the arts in 2015.
Winner: Bruce Minto OBE
The Awards, which celebrate outstanding collaborations between the business and cultural sectors, were held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 23rd March 2017.
Our judging panel, which changes year on year, consists of some of the most influential names from across the cultural and business sectors. Judging for the 30th Annual Awards was undertaken by:
Nesta Gilliland - Abellio ScotRail Ltd
Sir John Leighton - National Galleries of Scotland
Jo Macsween - Oran Consulting Ltd
Diana Murray - Arts & Business Scotland
Dr Adele Patrick - Glasgow Women's Library
Christopher Wynn - Edinburgh International Festival
We are greatly thankful for all of the support we receive to make our annual Awards event happen. Click here to see the sponsors of the 30th Annual Awards.
The Previous Winners:
Read the case studies of our winning partnerships from previous years here.