Today the award categories were announced, and include a new commission for a €10,000 bursary for an artist who is gaining experience in the field of commissioning. The nature of the awards has slightly changed from previous years, moving beyond traditional sponsorship relationships towards celebrating business and arts organisations that work together, use good practice in commissioning or use the arts in an innovative way.
Awards available to practicing artists and arts organisations include:
- The Jim McNaughton/Tylestyle Bursary for Commissioned Artists – An annual €10,000 bursary, for an artist who is gaining experience in the field of commissioning (New Award)
- Best Arts Champion – for an individual who has shown innovation and creativity in responding to the challenges of developing relationships with business (New Award)
- Dublin Airport Authority €5,000 Arts Award – an award for an arts organisation which rewards great relationship management and imagination in working with the corporate sector