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'Excelling in an arts career is not simply about being the best artist or performer, seven in 10 are working in music, performing and the visual arts sector, enterprise skills and business mentoring are essential tools to succeed'. Ann Drew, Arts & Business.
The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) aim to help the next generation of creative entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. DBACE is aimed at final year arts students and those that graduated in 2015, applications for DBACE opened on the 18th January, applicants need to put their ideas on paper in a business/project plan before the deadline for applications on 19th February. A shortlist is announced in early April of those invited to pitch their ideas to an eminent professionals arts and business panel of judges on 27th April.
Since 1993, the DBACE Awards have helped over 175 projects and businesses to launch and 2,400 students with business planning. Almost £1.5 million has been donated by Deutsche Bank to support graduating art students at a critical point in their careers and more than 30 Deutsche Bank professionals volunteer to provide mentoring each year.
In 2016, there are prizes of £10,000 for winners in five categories: Arts and Photography, Craft and Design, Film, Music and Performance. A further £1,000 will be awarded to each runner-up in each category. All winners and runners up will receive year-long business mentoring from a senior Deutsche Bank employee and two days of internsive small business training.
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