First up, the Abbey Theatre and Bank of America have been shortlisted in the Business to Arts Awards for ‘Best Use of Creativity in the Workplace’ which is supported by ESB. Business to Arts brokers, enables, and supports creative partnerships between businesses, individuals, and the arts; ‘This year’s shortlist represents the corporate-cultural partnerships undertaken, enhanced, and delivered during the depths of the pandemic, giving insight into the creativity, resilience, and adaptability of the arts sector when engaging with the corporate world’ (Business to Arts).

The 2022 Business to Arts Awards will take place on Tuesday, 20th September at the National Concert Hall. A total of €25,000 will be presented to successful artists and arts organisations through bursaries and awards on the night.

Secondly, the Abbey Theatre along with Principal Partner, Bank of America, have been shortlisted for the Best Arts and Cultural Sponsorship. Launched in 2012, the Irish Sponsorship Awards recognise and reward the brands, rightsholders, agencies, and media owners, who play a critical role in the delivery of world-class sponsorship programmes executed in Ireland.

The winners will be announced at the gala awards on Thursday, September 22nd, at The Clontarf Castle Hotel.

Marie Lawlor, Donor Engagement Manager at the Abbey Theatre, said:

“We are delighted that our work with Bank of America has been recognised by both Business to Arts and the Irish Sponsorship Awards. The support of Bank of America plays a significant role in supporting creative, memorable, and engaging work on our stages along with our work in communities and with schools”.