Business to Arts News

27th May 2021

Posted In: So In Demand

Myles Clarke, Managing Director of CBRE Ireland and Fiona D’Arcy, Chief Marketing Officer of Linesight have joined the Business to Arts Board of Directors. They join Davina Saint, who is Independent Non-Executive Director, and was appointed as Chair of Business to Arts in 2020.

Speaking about the appointments, Andrew Hetherington, CEO of Business to Arts, said: “These new appointments align with Business to Arts’ strategic objectives, which include creative place-making and the integration of art and design into the recovery of cities and towns across Ireland.”

In October 2020, Business to Arts was appointed to the Arts & Culture Recovery Taskforce by Minister Catherine Martin TD. Among the recommendations of the taskforce report were to work in partnership with the private sector to activate appropriate public spaces for arts and cultural events and commissions. Business to Arts is responding to this recommendation through the development of donor-advised Arts Funds with a variety of donors and enhancing our advisory services team for the commissioning of art in the public realm.

On the recent board appointments Davina Saint, Chair of Business to Arts said: “I am so pleased to welcome Myles and Fiona to the Board.  They bring a wealth of experience and will add genuine stakeholder engagement to our organisation.   We are always looking to broaden the industry sectors with which we engage and these appointments deepen and broaden this base.”

On his appointment Myles Clarke said: “I am delighted to join the Business to Arts board at this critical time for artists and the arts sector. I have long admired the ethos and great work of the team at Business to Arts in supporting the importance of culture in our civic society in conjunction with the corporate world. I look forward to contributing to Business to Arts’ important mission and furthering the long-term strategy to champion the arts with businesses in Ireland”


On her appointment Fiona D’Arcy said: “All too often the value of arts and culture in the busy world of business can be overlooked. It has never been more important than it is now, as we live through a global pandemic, to recognise the positive impact that an immersive culture experience or beautiful artistic or creative place-making can have on our daily lives. We must continue to reinforce to our government and business communities alike the value that organisations such as Business to Arts can deliver. I am excited to have been welcomed to join such a coveted group of Board members in Business to Arts and relish the opportunity to make an impactful contribution to the roll out of their strategy and hope to act as an advocate for the organization both in Ireland and globally.”

Main Image: Davina Saint, Chair of Business to Arts.