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.