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National Concert Hall Nominated in Four Categories for this Year’s Business to Arts Awards 2023

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01 Sep 2023

National Concert Hall Nominated in Four Categories for this Year’s Business to Arts Awards 2023

The National Concert Hall is delighted to be nominated, alongside its corporate partners and sponsors for its work in delivering music and access development programmes, in four separate categories in this year’s Business to Arts Awards 2023, to be held in September.

A flagship event that recognises and celebrates the achievements and collaboration by arts bodies and corporate partners to be a force for good, the annual Business to Arts Awards provides a platform to showcase that work which is focused on celebrating, awarding, recognising and investing in creativity, collaboration, commissioning, development, access and engagement in the arts.

Robert Read, National Concert Hall CEO  “The National Concert Hall is this year delighted to be nominated in four separate categories for its work with corporate and sponsorship partners to deliver a variety of music access and development programmes for young people around Ireland. Nurturing and supporting access to and appreciation of music and the opportunity to perform for young musicians is a key part of our remit and we are delighted to have the support of our partners to create these opportunities and to positively impact on the lives of young people in this way”.

The National Concert Hall is nominated in:

The ‘Best Creativity in the Community’ category supported by Irish Life for its work with ESB in delivering the science and music programme ‘Quavers to Quadratics’ for primary school children around Ireland.  Quavers to Quadratics is an innovative programme explores the intersection of the worlds of music and science through a series of hands-on workshops.

The ‘Best Creativity in the Workplace’ category supported by ESB for its partnership with Walkers to deliver the ‘Primary Ensemble Project’ at the National Concert Hall and participating schools. The music programme, aimed at primary school children, supports access to music development and performance, and to providing opportunities to collaborate and perform.

The ‘Creative Access Award’ category supported by Community Foundation Ireland for its partnership with Accenture on the ‘Creative Lab’ programme which saw young people from diverse communities engage in a programme designed to highlight diversity in music and address the imbalance of composers from traditionally underrepresented groups who are commissioned, performed and championed.

The National Concert Hall with Walkers, Accenture, The Tomar Trust, Grant Thornton, and ESB is also listed in the ‘Judges’ Special Recognition Award’ category supported by Accenture. 

The Business to Arts Awards will take place at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday 12th September. Details of all nominees in all categories can be found here:


Media Queries: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall. Tel: 01-4170000 / 087 1775334 or Roisin Dwyer, PR  & Publications Executive, Tel: 085-7129628.