Andrew Hetherington, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, Jim Culleton, Minister Heather Humphries, and Paul O'Kane on stage.
At the award ceremony in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday 3 September, Fishamble was awarded the daa €5000 Arts Award. This award was presented to them by Chief Communications Officer of the daa, Paul O'Kane. The award recognises 'great relationship management, imagination and creativity in working with the corporate community. Many of the very deserving winners have greatly touched their communities as a whole and have left a lasting impact on those who partook in or experienced their work.'
Fishamble was honoured to also be shortlisted for two Allianz Business to Arts Awards: the Allianz Community Art Award, and the Best Small Sponsorship for Irish Rail's support of A Play For Ireland.
Paul commended Fishamble on their work with emerging playwrights and different communities saying:
"Through the operation of Dublin and Cork Airports daa connects Ireland with the world and Fishmable helps Ireland tell its stories to the world. Fishamble is the key conduit to showcase new writing for the stages as it typically supports 50% of all new plays produced in Ireland every year. Fishamble also has a hugely impressive track record of making its work accessible to a wide range of audiences and communities."
Fishamble would like to thank all of our corporate partners this year for making this award possible; Irish Rail, Tesco Finest, Cork Park, Publicis, and Dublin Town.
Jim Culleton, Niamh Ní Fhlatharta, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, and Paul O'Kane
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