Druid and Aerogen win Business to Arts Award

Druid and Aerogen were among the winners at the 29thannual Business to Arts Awards ceremony which was broadcast from Dublin’s GPO last week. The two Galway companies won the Best Small Sponsorship Award for their partnership on the DruidGregory Education and Community programme.

DruidGregory, Druid’s Galway 2020 commission, toured 13 outdoor venues in County Galway during September and October 2020. As part of this tour, Druid instigated an Education and Community programme engaging with schools and communities in all of these locations, making the work of two great Galway playwrights, Lady Augusta Gregory and Tom Murphy, accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Aerogen was a key partner on this programme which focused on inclusion and access to the arts, community togetherness and artistic expression.

Feargal Hynes, Druid’s Executive Director, said: ‘We were delighted to partner with Aerogen to make theatre available to people in their own communities. At a time when Aerogen were part of the extraordinary frontline fight against Covid-19 they were also helping us make theatre accessible. We are thrilled that the programme has been recognized with this reward and we look forward to developing it further in the future’.

“We are very proud to have been involved with the DruidGregory Education & Community programme. We were delighted to see the Druid team recognized for their incredible work and we look forward to continuing to support them in the future.” said John Power, Aerogen CEO & Founder

Despite the significant challenges faced by businesses and the arts over the past year, entries to the 29th Business to Arts Awards were significant. The winning nominations showcased the impact that can be achieved through collaborative partnerships and demonstrate the importance of supporting the arts at a critical time.

Further details on the programme can be found here.