15/10/2007 - 11:18

Osborn, Dodge, ICWA honoured in WA Business Arts awards

15/10/2007 - 11:18

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The Insurance Commission of Western Australia, Alcoa's outgoing Australian chief executive Wayne Osborn and outgoing WA Art Gallery director Alan Dodge have been recognised by the WA Business and the Arts Partnership Awards.

Osborn, Dodge, ICWA honoured in WA Business Arts awards

The Insurance Commission of Western Australia, Alcoa's outgoing Australian chief executive Wayne Osborn and outgoing WA Art Gallery director Alan Dodge have been recognised by the WA Business and the Arts Partnership Awards.

 

 

Award winners were:

Community Investment Award - Yirra Yaakin and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Highly Commended - Kulcha and the City of Swan

Highly Commended - State Library of Western Australia and Rio Tinto

Outstanding Long-term Partnership Award - ARTRAGE and Western Power

Highly Commended - The Museum of Western Australian and Alcoa of Australia

Highly Commended - Country Arts and the Emerald Hotel

Arts Development Award - artsource and the National Trust

Outstanding Commitment to Regional Arts and Culture - West Australian Symphony Orchestra and CBH Group of Companies

Best Small or Medium-sized Partnership - Block Branding and Photographer Bohdan Warchomij, Revelation Film Festival, Living Artists and Tura New Music

Highly Commended - WASO and L7 Solutions

Best First-time or Returning Partnership Award - Perth International Arts Festival and Deloitte

Highly Commended - Propelarts and Minter Ellison

Minister's Award for the Most Outstanding Partnership

Yirra Yaakin and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Leadership Awards - Arts

Alan Dodge - Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Leadership Award - Business

Wayne Osborn - Chairman and Managing Director of Alcoa Australia, Vice President of Alcoa Incorporated

 

The full text of an announcement from Culture and Arts Minister Sheila McHale is pasted below

Excellence in partnering by Western Australian arts and business organisations has been acknowledged in a special ceremony held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Culture and Arts Minister Sheila McHale said the Western Australian Business and the Arts Partnership Awards (WABAPA) celebrated and encouraged partnerships between the business and culture and arts sectors.

"Six partnerships received awards for the strength of their relationships and their commitment to keeping our State culturally vibrant," Ms McHale said.

"Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation and the Insurance Commission of WA won a brand new award for the Most Outstanding Partnership as well as the Community Investment Award."

Premier Alan Carpenter presented two new awards recognising leadership in the business and arts sectors.

Outgoing WA Art Gallery director Alan Dodge received the Leadership Award - Arts, while Alcoa Australia chief executive officer Wayne Osborn received the Leadership Award - Business.

Both winners were acknowledged for helping create social sustainability through their encouragement and support of WA culture.

The Minister also used the occasion to announce the establishment of a production unit to encourage growth in the small, independent theatre and dance sectors.

"The structure will directly support the ambition of increasing artistic product and expanding opportunities to tour," she said.

This year's awards program attracted 192 nominations and endorsements, representing 132 businesses partnering 33 arts companies. This amounted to almost $7.5million in support of WA arts and culture.

"The Carpenter Government is creating jobs and opportunities for Western Australians and enhancing our unique lifestyle," Ms McHale said.

 

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