Congratulations to the Arts & Culture category finalists:

Children's Books Ireland - Dublin

Children’s Books Ireland exists to inspire a love of reading in young people. They champion every young persons right to excellent books and live literature events. They inform adults who influence young people’s reading and support the authors and illustrators who make that goal possible across the island of Ireland.

Festival in a Van – Dublin

Festival in a Van is a mobile art venue focused on creating enjoyable and socially inclusive experiences for communities throughout Ireland whilst also providing employment opportunities to a diverse array of artists.

Irish Chamber Orchestra – Limerick

Based at University of Limerick, Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) is a dual-purpose organisation, operating as one of Ireland’s most acclaimed orchestras, while simultaneously driving change and championing equal opportunity through free access to music lessons for children and young people from severely disadvantaged communities in Limerick City, who would not otherwise have access to the arts.

Irish Memory Orchestra - Galway

Irish Memory Orchestra is the only ensemble of its kind in the world.  Since founding in 2012, the IMO has broken down barriers by removing sheet music from the stage, thus opening access to musicians and instruments not usually found in orchestral music, including musicians with sight-loss.

The Walls Project CLG - Waterford

The Walls Project CLG is a social enterprise that delivers large scale public artworks to transform forlorn and largely neglected areas by creating spaces for artists and communities to connect and thrive.