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BUSINESS DAY-BASA AWARDS 2007 (article first published : 2008-01-25)

Business sponsors of the arts are invited to enter the 2007 Business Day-BASA Awards for innovative and effective sponsorship of the arts. The awards are supported by Anglo American. All businesses operating within South Africa, large or small, which have supported the arts in any genre, whether in cash or in kind during the period January 1 to December 31, 2007, may enter. Alternatively, recipient arts organisations may nominate their sponsors for an award.

Focusing on support for the arts and cultural events, projects or organisations, these annual awards recognise creative business thinking and identify partnerships that go beyond simple chequebook sponsorship, making a difference to both sponsor and recipient. Sponsorship spending continues to grow annually. While the awards lift the profile of the arts sector in our country, they more importantly illustrate how effective and viable a business communications tool the arts are. This is increasingly important in the light of the King 2 Report; new strategic thinking needs new solutions such as those offered through investment in the arts.

There are 12 award categories, including the Chairman’s Award for sustained excellence, made at the discretion of BASA’s chairman.

Judges, drawn from the arts, business and marketing, will evaluate the success of each sponsorship programme in achieving the objectives of the sponsoring company and in bringing genuine benefits to the arts organisation and the broader community. In cases of multiple sponsorship of a single event, all sponsors are eligible to enter on the basis of their particular objectives. Factors such as the innovative nature of the sponsorship will also be taken into account.

The nomination and entry form is user-friendly and may be completed by the sponsoring company or the arts organisation, except in the Strategic Sponsorship category; this must be completed by the sponsoring business itself. Sponsors may be entered in a maximum of two categories.

Flowing from the Barloworld’s ARTWORKS mentoring programme, which matches individuals with business skills and expertise to arts organisations, the Barloworld Mentor of the Year award was introduced in 2005. Arts organisations are invited to nominate individuals from the corporate sector with whom they have worked within the past year and whose ongoing input and advice have enhanced the organisation’s skills base, capacity and competency.

Contact Business and Arts South Africa for more information, nomination and entry forms on 011 832 3000 or e-mail info@basa.co.za, or visit www.basa.co.za

The closing date for entries is February 28, 2008.




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