Photo: Emilia Lloret

Emilia Lloret
With ‘Tenka Kirano’
Deutsche Bank Award in Photography with University of The Arts London

Deutsche Bank have announced the winners of its 22nd Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise which will be presented on 3 September 2014 at a ceremony held at its new Birmingham office. A total of 15 awards will be presented to recognise the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

Among this year’s winners are:

Deutsche Bank Award in Circus with the National Centre for Circus Arts – Remy Archer, Luke Garten, Tom Gask and John Thurston with Circulus’.
Circulus create and deliver a brand new take on circus arts; drawing on the cutting edge of modern technology, and giving audiences a unique, visceral, live performance experience.

Deutsche Bank Award in Performance and Composition with Royal Academy of Music – Alyson Frazier and Anna MacDonald withPlay for Progress’.
Play for Progress (PFP) is a non-profit organisation that will design, package, and deliver music therapy and education programs to children around the world whose schooling and well-being have been compromised by conflict. PFP will launch its pilot program at the Children’s Orphanage of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2015.

Deutsche Bank Award in Creative and Cultural Practice with the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University – Stella Kourmoulaki with ‘FULL BEAM Festival’.
In 2015 you will be able to ‘drive-in’ to FULL BEAM Festival, a unique cinematic experience in Worcestershire. Supporting local filmmakers and offering the general public a decadent Americana experience, Kourmoulaki aims to redefine the enjoyment of classic films whilst offering non-established filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime – to get their short film screened at a drive-in cinema, preceding a cult or classic film.

Deutsche Bank Award in Fashion Design with University of the Arts London – Richard Malone. Richard will graduate from BA Fashion (Womenswear) at Central Saint Martins in July 2014, with a highly creative and individual collection based on narratives and experiences from his homeland of Ireland. The project will develop his self-named contemporary brand, building on the success of his work to date and moving forward with a continued focus on sustainability, collaboration, and artistic exploration.

Deutsche Bank Award in Photography with the University of the Arts London – Emilia Lloret with ‘Tenka Kirano’. Lloret will carry out a social / documentary project with the Tsáchilas, an indigenous group situated in the foothills of the Andes in Ecuador. Her aim is to awaken the notion of how the Tsáchilas perceive and understand the world, presenting a photographic tribute. Lloret also intends to use photography as a creative and participative tool for the new Tsáchila generations to appreciate and learn about their mythology and cosmology.

The winners will each receive £10,000 start-up capital, a business mentor from Deutsche Bank, a place on a small business training course, access to new audiences and networks and a place within the illustrious award winners’ alumni network.

Amongst last year’s winners was Mauricio Affonso, a graduate of the Royal College of Art and designer of LuffaLab, which went on to be nominated for the Design Museum’s ‘Designs of the Year’ 2014.

In addition to the winners, approximately 300 art students nationwide this year received training to apply entrepreneurial thinking and techniques to their creative practice, with around 200 students developing professional plans for post-graduate careers.

The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise are part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme. The Awards have launched over 170 new enterprises since 1993. For more information about the programme and other projects that Deutsche Bank supports please visit: db.com/borntobe. You can also follow the programme on Facebook or on Twitter @dbborntobe.

Click here to see the full list of winners from 2014

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