Finding the perfect match

While many partners show clear overlaps in interest or ambition, others display less obvious connections, but still deliver outstanding results. In arts, heritage and business, as in life, sometimes the most unlikely unions can make the greatest partnerships!

Our partnership stories are inspiring examples of arts and heritage organisations finding their perfect business sponsors and working together to bring their ideas and ambitions to fruition. They are also clear and compelling examples of how sponsorship of the arts and heritage results in projects and activities that make a positive impact on our communities and our country as a whole.

The projects highlighted here were supported by the New Arts Sponsorship Grant (NASG) and their stories and others can be read in full on the Arts & Business Scotland website. As we make the transition to the Culture & Business Fund Scotland, we’ll bring you the latest stories, made possible by the new Fund.

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Swan Lake

A tale of precision, strength and support

The owners of Check-It Scaffold Services, John and Hilary Austin, are lovers of ballet and support Scottish Ballet as individual donors.

Their sponsorship of a new interpretation of Swan Lake gave rise to an unexpected but enormously beneficial meeting of minds as synergy was discovered between the values of the two organisations: precision, strength, quality, dedication, perfectionism and support.

Rapid Departure

Interactive theatre delivers strong environmental lines

Right Lines have established their name as writers and producers of original theatre, touring productions to far-flung rural communities across Scotland, particularly in the Highlands & Islands, Moray and Aberdeenshire.

At the same time as delivering engaging comedy, Right Lines always seek to examine issues affecting the communities they reach.

Hugh Green’s Stirlingshire

Celebrating the work of a quiet renaissance man

Stirlingshire artist, Hugh Green, was a contemporary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Glasgow School of Art but previously worked with Bridge of Allan painting and decorating partnership, P&R Rose, the forerunner of today’s established paint manufacturer, Craig & Rose. Planning the first exhibition of this largely unknown artist since his death in 1973, Stirling Smith approached Craig & Rose with a request for support.

The People's Tower

Putting a community in touch with its heritage

Dundee’s Royal Arch was built in 1844 to commemorate Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s visit to the city. But, to great public outcry, it was demolished in 1964. Inspired by the ‘People’s Towers’ of French architect Olivier Grossetete, the DIAS wanted to rebuild the Royal Arch as part of the city’s annual Ignite Dundee festival.


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