We are thrilled to receive the Creative Workplace Award, along with our partners Citi Belfast!
The award is given to a partnership that involves employees in the arts and incorporates creativity and innovation into the workplace. Our partnership with Citi began in 2018, with their invaluable support of our production The Man Who Fell to Pieces, which we performed live to an audience of Citi employees and representatives of corporate companies at the Citi cafeteria in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, on World Mental Health Day 2018. This was a landmark moment as previously no Citi premises in the world had ever facilitated the performance of a live play.
The performance was followed by a frank and honest question and answer session, facilitated by Citi’s mental well-being nurse and the artistic director of Tinderbox. As a result of the partnership, World Mental Health Day is now seen as a flagship event in Citi’s employee engagement calendar. Citi has been promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion within its organisation for many years, made particularly visible by the creation of its diversity networks (Women, Pride, disAbility, Multicultural and Families Matter).
Citi and Tinderbox have continued to develop this thriving relationship, with a series of theatre-based mental health awareness workshops, which are open to all Citi staff.
Tinderbox would like to say a huge thank you to Arts & Business NI for ongoing support and to Citi for all we have achieved together so far!
* some of the text of this article is taken from the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2020, Belfast Telegraph supplement.
Posted on 16 January 2020