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Recognition for the role of business in applying innovation to support and develop local artistic endeavour
THE Business Day BASA Arts

Sponsorship Awards were pre sented last night at the revamped
Alexander Theatre in Braam

any arts discipline and use the commission effectively The award went to the Sunday Times for its sponsorship of the Sunday

fontein Johannesburg
Over the past decade these

awards have recognised busi
nesses that make effective use of

Times Heritage Project involving the installation of public memo rials in recognition of compelling
newsmakers and events in 100

arts sponsorship and in so doing lift the profile of the arts
The number of entries was

BASA CEO Nicola Danby

up on previous years many of
them newcomers to the sector

years of the paper s history In the second category first time sponsor awards were hand ed to Mogalakwena River Lodge

for a Synergy Contemporary Bead
Art Exhibition and the South
African Police Service for the

which was refreshing says Nico la Danby CEO of Business and
Arts South Africa BASA

Motswedi Literary Competition
There were also two awards

The judging panel consisted of Darryl Accone writer and jour nalist Gordon Cook Vega the
Brand Communications School Linda Givon director The Good

for increasing access to the arts Awards went to Edgars for the Edgars Music Series at the
Bassline Jazz Club and to Silke
Financial Services for establish

man Gallery

Andrew Human

MD The Loerie Awards

ing and supporting the Ikwezi Art

Mariano director Mastrantonio

Holdings Sizakele Marutlulle advertising and marketing con

Centre in Newlands Cape Town The international sponsorship
category recognises businesses


Ivan May


that either sponsor South African
arts abroad or bring an interna tional arts project to SA
The winner was Standard Bank for Picasso and Africa

One of four dry point engravings that were given to the winners The works are those of Zola Toyi a self taught artist from Eastern Cape

consultant Fiona Ramsay actor and media personality Peter Vundia chairman AMB Capital

for its support of the Klein Karoo
Nasionale Kunstefees KKNK

has enabled seven young people

to become qualified artists
There were two winners for

The number of

and Annie Williamson director

The single project category

company s marketing strategy Sanlam received the youth sponsorship award for the San
lam Prize for Youth Literature Two individuals received the

Maverick Marketing The arbiter
was auditor Courtney Mitchell of
Grant Thornton

The long term development
award went to Pretoria Portland

entries was up on previous years many of
them newcomers to the sector

acknowledges an outstanding sponsorship or series of projects
with one arts organisation The
winner was Levi Strauss SA for

sponsorship in kind Classic feel
for Young Woman Artists series 2006 focusing on less well
known South African artists and

Cement for its sponsorship of the
Owl House Foundation in Nieu

Prizes were awarded in 12 cat

egories and each winner received a dry point engraving by Zola
The first award for the best use

Jiethesda and Smuts Cottage near
niebeeck West in the Western

Levi s Young Guns which show cases up and coming South
African musicians

Cape Media Sponsorship recognis

of a commission of new art recog
nises sponsors that support the creation of new original work in

es consistent support given by
electronic or print media to the arts and Die Burger was rewarded

The small business sponsor ship award went to pinpoint one human resources for its sponsor ship of Artist Proof Studio which

Deneys Reitz for pro bono legal advice to arts projects in SA Absa Bank as tide sponsor of the KKNK received the strategic sponsorship award This category recognises the integration of a
sponsorship programme with a

Barloworld mentor of the year award Pamela Grayman nation al marketing principal of Grant
Thomton who mentored the





Theatre Afrikan and Irma Albers
arts and culture co ordinator at

Distell for her mentorship of from the hip khulumakahle

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