Digital Innovation Award For Quartic Llama And NTS

The 2014 Arts & Business Scotland awards took place on Friday 24th of October at a glittering ceremony at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal.

The awards celebrate the best partnerships between the business and cultural sectors in Scotland.

Game development studio Quartic Llama and the National Theatre of Scotland picked up the award for Digital Innovation, for their collaboration on the Dundee-based game, Other.

Quartic Llama & National Theatre of ScotlandOther is a location-based game which guides the player around Dundee city centre, revealing the hidden side of the town.

The full list of categories were:

  • Placemaking: Inksters & Scottish Ensemble / Shell UK Limited & Theatre Modo (Joint winners)
  • People: TOTAL E&P UK Ltd & Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Digital Innovation: Quartic Llama & National Theatre of Scotland
  • Entrepreneurial / Sustainability: Sloans Bar and Restaurant & Noise Opera
  • International: Nomad Exhibitions & Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

quartic llama nts 002Arts & Business Scotland Chief Executive, David Watt said:

The winners of this year’s Arts & Business Scotland Awards are testament to the vibrant and thriving arts sector we have in Scotland and while we celebrate this we must not forget the huge contribution that is made by business sponsorship which genuinely is the lifeblood of these wonderful collaborations.

The standard this year was overwhelming and our judges had the enormous responsibility and unenviable task of selecting each of the category winners. The winners showcase the very best of what can be achieved through partnership working across the length and breadth of the country and Arts & Business Scotland is proud to recognise such tremendous achievements.

quartic llama ntsThe Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP added:

Arts & Business Scotland has worked hard to forge new relationships between arts organisations and businesses, attracting new fund raising collaborations and on-going sponsorships over many years. The links built between those working in arts and business offers scope for developing exciting and long lasting connections which benefit both sectors. 

“These Awards show the huge progress that has been made in this area. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting collaboration, partnerships and connections in the arts and culture for wider benefit, and the award winners are an excellent example of what can be achieved through this approach.

You can read a full report on the awards in The Herald.

Congratulations to Quartic Llama and The National Theatre of Scotland.

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