Clyde & Co's Community Art Project has been nominated in the Lord Mayor of London's 25th Dragon Awards recognising the contribution of businesses in their communities.
The project has been shortlisted under the Economic Regeneration category which recognises companies' contribution to the economic regeneration of an area.
The Clyde & Community Art Project was launched in 2011 and encourages emerging talent in the visual arts by introducing final year art undergraduates to the corporate sector and showcasing their work.
Selected students receive a cash prize, pro bono legal advice (reviewing studio leases, gallery contracts) and business mentoring by staff volunteers. Each summer, the firm facilitates an auction sale of the current works. A new collection is then installed from the following years' degree show graduates.
The Project aims to ease the transition from art school to the commercial art world – a stepping stone to a professional career.
Other nominees in the category include KPMG, MITIE and Mulalley & Co Ltd.
The winners will be announced at the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards gala ceremony at Mansion House in London on October 3.
The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards were established by the then Lord Mayor Sir David Rowe-Ham in 1987 and are named after the guardians of the City of London, seen at the entrances to the Square Mile financial district.