We are delighted to announce that with Avolon, the RHA was awarded the Best Long Term Partnership Award at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2019 on Tuesday 3 September for the Avolon Global Studio Award.
The RHA have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Avolon over the last 3 years, collaborating on both the Avolon Global Studio Award and Avolon Youthreach Programme. Created in 2016, the RHA has made an open call each year to a geographic region suited to Avolon's marketing priorities. Artists have been invited to apply for a fully funded 3/6 month residency at the RHA Studios. A spokesperson at Avolon commented:
"One of Avolon's core values is bravery and we see art as the epitome of bravery. In Avolon, we feel a responsibility to support and enable artists. We encourage our team to push the boundaries; we must encourage artists to do the same. And they must do so freed from constraint, both artistic and financial. The Avolon Global Studio Award is relevant to our international business and is bringing greater diversity to the arts community in Ireland."
Selected by an independent committee, the chosen artists were as follows:
Year 1, Region, South America: Adriana Salazar
Year 2, Region, Middle East: Jinoos Taghizadeh
Year 3, Region, Asia: Ravi Chaurasiya, Mantu Das
We were delighted to receive this award and wish to convey our thanks to Avolon for their invaluable support which has allowed us to be ambitious for this project and for the artists it supports.
Image (L-R): Damien O Neill, Marketing Manager, Allianz, Allan Dawson, Facilities Project Manager, Avolon, Tom Rushe, Chief Operating Officer, Avolon, Jane Dundon, Branding Executive, Avolon, Rebecca Gale, RHA Marketing, Emmet Moloney, Head of Communications & Branding, Avolon, Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director.