The Royal Ballet and public meet IRIE! Dance Theatre, Deloitte Ignite picture courtesy Elliot Franks©2012
Deloitte has a long term commitment to supporting the arts. With innovation, creativity and people at the heart of Deloitte's business, collaborations are an important way of promoting artistic talent and in the process, demonstrating more of who we are. Through pioneering partnerships, Deloitte seeks to engage its people, clients and the wider community in the arts, leaving a long-lasting impression on a diverse audience.
After a strong track record of event or exhibition-focussed sponsorships, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Deloitte made a bold move by embarking on a major relationship with the Royal Opera House. This collaboration between Deloitte and the Royal Opera House brings together both organisations' appetite for innovation, desire to challenge the preconceptions of the audience and engage with young professionals. Deloitte Ignite is the showpiece of the sponsorship and provides a platform to stage a range of pioneering performances to reach a more diverse audience.
Deloitte and the Royal Opera House were awarded the Hollis Sponsorship Award in 2009 and 2012, Arts and Business category, for the first Deloitte Ignite in September 2008, the Arts & Business Cultural Branding Award in 2010 for the 2009 festival and the CorpComms Digi Award in 2010 for best use of Twitter.