Time to vote
The founder and artistic director of one of Northern Ireland’s top children’s theatre companies has been nominated for a prestigious arts and business award. And there’s still time for the public to give him a vote.
Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney is in line for the award of Arts Individual of the Year in the Allianz Arts and Business Awards. He was nominated by Rhonda Gibson, External Relations Manager of Northern Bank, one of Cahoots NI’s major sponsors.
The award recognises the work of an individual who has demonstrated business acumen and excellence in partnership development.
McEneaney was given the present of a magic set when he was eight years old and began entertaining his family and friends. By the age of eleven, he was a skilled close-up magician and already taking the first steps along a career path, which would lead him and his internationally-recognised company all over the world.
Widely known and respected as much for his charismatic personality as for his boundless imagination and shrewd business acumen, he is constantly in demand as a theatre director and illusionist. Last summer, he directed the world premiere of a children’s show on the famous Imagination stage in Washington DC.
He has forged thriving partnerships with commercial companies and institutions in the Northern Ireland business sector, creating strong links between business and the arts, through sponsorship by Northern Bank and, most recently, Skea Eggs, which is supporting Cahoots NI’s current touring show Egg.
He is currently secretary of TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences), the UK Centre of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ).
“Paul is an incredible force of creativity and professionalism,” said Rhonda Gibson. “He can tune in instantly to the needs of business but with a totally infectious enthusiasm for the magic of theatre. Paul is a pleasure to work with and leads a team, which has become a really valued asset to Northern Bank over the past four years. Northern Bank is very proud to support Cahoots under the leadership and direction of such an inspirational arts practitioner”.
To vote for Paul McEneaney go to: NIAwards@artsandbusiness.org.uk