Business for the Arts Announces 2013 Winners of Business and Arts Partnership Awards

Business for the Arts has announced the 2013 winners of The Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Partnership Awards. The winners will receive their awards at the 35th Annual National Business for the Arts Partnerships Awards on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Carlu in Toronto. 

The Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Partnership Awards recognize companies that understand and appreciate the extraordinary impact arts partnerships can make in Canadian communities.

This year’s winners are:

Best Entrepreneurial Award: Calgary Hotel Association    

Nominated by: Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Opera and Sled Island

This award recognizes a business that has taken an entrepreneurial approach to partnering with the arts and realized a challenging project or goal that had not been tried before.

Most Effective Corporate Program Award: RBC Foundation, RBC Emerging Artists Project    

Nominated by: Soulpepper

This award recognizes a business that has implemented an in-depth, comprehensive program to foster the arts and culture sector in Canada, while meeting corporate objectives.

Most Innovative Marketing Sponsorship Award: Robert Lowrey Piano Experts

Nominated by: Soundstreams

This award recognizes an innovative partnership with the arts where both the business partner and the arts organization benefit from a unique marketing venture.

Small Business Partnership Award: La Scala Home Cinema and Integrated Media     

Nominated by: Vancouver Opera Association

This award recognizes a business with fewer than 50 employees that has entered into a partnership with the arts.

Previously announced award categories:

The Edmund C. Bovey Award: Gary Slaight

The Arnold Edinborough Award: Stephen Delaney

The artsVest™ Outstanding Partnership Award: PAVED Arts, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Affinity Credit Union


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