November 13, 2012
The Globe and Mail award for the Best Entrepreneurial Partnership was presented to Wayne Baguely, President of HA and Jordan Grant, President of Seaton Group (pictured) at a gala evening at the Carlu in Toronto on October 4, 2012. Granted for their collaboration in creating the Alton Mill Arts Centre, the award recognizes a business “that has taken an entrepreneurial approach to partnering with the arts” and realized “a challenging project or innovative goal”. Each year, the Business for the Arts Awards Gala brings together Canada’s foremost business and arts leaders to recognize extraordinary contributions made by individual business leaders, companies and volunteers who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts in Canada.
According to the award citation video: "Through the revitalization and creation of the Alton Mill Arts Centre, the partnership between Seaton Group and Headwaters Arts has helped benefit the Town of Caledon, and surrounding region, local businesses and tourism."
“We congratulate this year’s award winners,” said Nichole Anderson, President and CEO of Business for the Arts. “Our award recipients represent what is achievable when business and the arts connect, and we applaud their leadership and dedication. The impact of their commitment and efforts is a testament to the importance of private sector investment in arts and culture in Canada.”
The Alton Mill Arts Centre has also won several other awards including a National Achievement award for adaptive reuse from the Heritage Canada Foundation.
Since 1974, Business for the Arts aims to strengthen arts and culture in Canada by connecting arts organizations to business patrons and volunteers. For more information, visit www.businessforthearts.org.