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Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2011 open for nominations

Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2011 open for nominations

Arts & Business is inviting arts organisations and businesses to nominate their partnerships for recognition at the Arts & Business 2011.

There are seven categories in this year’s Awards open to nomination:

* Community Award

* Young People Award sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management

* New or Returning Sponsor Award

* Sponsorship by a Small Business Award sponsored by Bank of Scotland

* Sustained Partnership Award sponsored by TAQA Bratani Limited

* Cultural Branding Award sponsored by Shell UK Limited

* Philanthropy Award

The Philanthropy Award is a new category this year, recognising individual philanthropy as increasingly important in arts fundraising.

There are a further three Awards that will be selected through other processes.

* Aberdeen City Arts Award sponsored by Aberdeen City Council

* Leadership Award sponsored by Chevron Upstream Europe

* Creative Scotland Award for the Support of Talent sponsored by Creative Scotland

The winners will be announced at a celebratory dinner at the Aberdeen Music Hall on 26 October 2011.

Sponsorship partnerships that took place between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 are eligible to be entered for the awards. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 6 May 2011.

Barclay Price, Director of Arts & Business Scotland, said: “With concern about potential future funding cuts it is all the more important to recognise the contribution by Scottish businesses and donors in supporting Scotland’s vibrant cultural life. The Arts & Business Scotland Awards achieve this by celebrating the most dynamic and mutually rewarding partnerships between the worlds of culture and commerce.”

www.artsandbusiness.org.uk/scotland

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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