Nominations open for prestigious Arts & Business Scotland Awards

Venue, date and new partnership award announced for 2015.

Nominations are now open for this year’s prestigious Arts & Business Scotland (A&BS) Awards, celebrating outstanding collaborations between the cultural and business sectors.

Arts & Business Scotland’s Chief Executive David Watt said: “The search is now on for the most creative, innovative and successful collaborations between the cultural and business sectors. In recent years we have seen the bar raised to an impressively high standard with the scope and success of the partnerships exceeding expectations.

“We’re thrilled to be in the position once again to be inviting nominations for our Awards which recognise and celebrate partnership working at its very best.”

As nominations open for this year’s Awards, A&BS is also revealing the venue and date for the ceremony. In a change to previous years, the event will now take place in February with the new date of Wednesday 3rd February 2016. The event will take place in the capital at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Marshall Dallas, the EICC’s Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased to be hosting and supporting the Arts & Business Scotland Awards in 2016, an organisation who share our commitment to sustainability, innovation and internationalism. With a city centre location and world class facilities, the EICC has a proud tradition of working with national and international businesses and an increasing role in the world of arts, including in August when we welcome the Edinburgh International Festival to the venue.”

The Awards recognise excellence through partnerships and this year a new category has been added for environmental sustainability. This is in addition to the five existing partnerships categories which are people, placemaking, digital innovation, entrepreneurship and international. As well as rewarding outstanding and creative partnerships between arts organisations and businesses, the Awards recognise key individuals and projects which have made a significant contribution to the arts in the previous year with several additional awards.

Nominations will close at midnight on 9th August and the shortlist will be announced in September.

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