We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up for the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise 2016!
Ann Drew, Director of Arts & Culture at Business in the Community, applauded all the shortlisted candidates and the wealth of creative talent coming out of British universities and conservatoires. ‘Artists need more than brilliant ideas; they need the skills to convert aspirations into long-term achievements. The DBACE process itself is confidence building and nurtures entrepreneurial ambition.’
The winning projects across five creative arts categories showcase artistic applications and solutions to a range of topical issues:
Art and Photography: Winner: Kevin Crooks, University of Central Lancashire, for M62: The Trans-Pennine Motorway, an exploration of the social and economic impact of the M62 motorway. Runner-Up: Claire Undy, Royal Academy Schools, for Skelf Space
Craft and Design: Winner: Daniel Maher, Glasgow School of Art for Equinox Digital. Equinox uses a combination of ‘drone’ technology and 3D mapping which will preserve important cultural archaeological sites for posterity. Runner-Up: Kiril Kostadinov, University of the Arts, for Kiko Kostadinov
Film: Winner: Thomas Payton-Greene and Safiya Noor Dahnani, Manchester Metropolitan University, for Samaanata. Samaanata brings together a medical student and film maker to make a documentary which explores gender-based violence.
Runner-Up: Margarita Veberaite, Josefa Celestin and Fraser Stephen, Edinburgh Napier University, for Shakehaus
Music: Winner: Marco Canepari and Kia Coates, Goldsmiths, University of London for Rhythm Passport. Rhythm Passport is a free online magazine and gig guide to change perceptions and grow new audiences for world music. Runner-Up: Julian Chou-Lambert, Royal Academy of Music, for Music Makes Movies
Performance: Winner: Elinor Harvey, University of Kent, for Living Room Circus. The Living Room Circus is a travelling circus company which will provide an immersive and inclusive performance for all ages in a circus tent transformed into a living room in art festivals across Europe. Runner-Up: Kieran Warner and Chris Thomas, National Centre for Circus Arts, for Simple Cypher
Winners and runners up for the five categories are listed below and details of their projects are at: http://www.dbace.uk.com
Winners receive £10,000 and runners-up £1,000 each. They will all be given year-long business mentoring from a Deutsche Bank executive and two days of intensive small business training to help launch their careers.
Judging panels for each of the five categories included prominent arts industry figures such as Jamie Scallion, songwriter and author; Louise Mari, co-founder of Shunt; Nigel Hurst, Chief Executive, The Saatchi Gallery; Chris Paul Daniels, British Film maker and lecturer at Manchester School of Art; and Alistair Spalding, Chief Executive, Sadler’s Wells; as well as senior Deutsche Bank executives, many of whom have professional experience in the arts.