A number of organisations with links to Tayside have been nominated for awards celebrating collaboration between businesses and arts initiatives.
Arts and Business Scotland has this week announced the shortlist for its 30th annual awards, which includes the Dundee Royal Arch project and DC Thomson for their support of UNESCO City of Design’s Dundee Design Festival.
BAM Construction is nominated for its support of creative producer Claire Dow and the Dundee Institute of Architects’ People’s Tower.
Elsewhere, Perth Museum and Art Gallery is nominated for its collaboration with Player: Videogame Interaction from Atari to Toys to Life and the Black Watch Castle and Museum for its support of Poppies: Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.
Friends of the Caird Hall Organ’s James McKellican has also been nominated in the fundraising category.
A&BS chief executive David Watt said: “This year’s shortlist is a fantastic reflection of the innovation and creativity which exists between the cultural and business sectors, contributing to a thriving and vibrant cultural offering here in Scotland.
“Throughout the judging process what was abundantly clear was the value that cultural organisations bring to both rural and urban communities though their social and economic impacts.
“It is hugely encouraging therefore to see such a diverse range of businesses demonstrating a willingness to support this activity in Scotland.”
A&BS says this year’s shortlist is one of the most diverse in recent years with a strong emphasis on cultural organisations delivering projects that enable social and economic benefits for rural and urban communities.
The awards party will take place at Glasgow Royal Concert Halls on March 23 and will include an address from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop.