DBACE 2017 Winners Announced

Winners have been announced for the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up for the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise 2017!

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: Isaac Blease, University of the  West of England for Charaxes Imperialis, a photographic project that re-addresses and questions the legacy of empire, through the artist's inherited Butterfly collection.

Craft and Design: Winner: Christopher McEvoy-Barton for McEvoy Textiles, which aims to reinvigorate the British textiles industry through technical innovation and  micro manufacturing techniques.

Film: Winner: Danielle Swindells and Francesca Carr for 10 Metres Tall: A Belfast Interface, an artist documentary looking at the 99 interfaces or 'peace walls' of Belfast that divide the landscape, 50 years after construction.

Music: Winner: Megan Jowett for Make the Paint Dance, a creative enterprise bringing music and art to new audiences in schools and the wider community in Cardiff through interactive concerts and workshops

Performance: Winner: Megan Kieran and Rachel Jackson for We Are Now, a new and innovative arts festival that explores the creative use of technology in the performing arts - pioneering new immersive experiences.

Winners for the five categories are listed below and details of their projects are at: http://www.dbace.uk.com

Winners receive £10,000 and are 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, including: Mark Ball, Artistic Director of LIFT and Manchester International Festival; Gavin Stride, Director of Farnham Maltings; Liz Gilmore, Director of the Jerwood Gallery Hastings; Sara Rumens, Features Picture Editor at The Times; Peter Ting, Creative Director of Legle Porcelain; Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum; Susanna Eastburn, Director of Sound and Music; Claire Gevaux, Creative Director of Help Musicians UK; Jim Bradshaw, Head of Film at BAFTA and Jo Stella, Director of Frieze.