Awards recognise Arts in Corrections leaders
Judging panels will meet throughout May to decide on the recipients of the Arts Access Awards 2017. The recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held in the Banquet Hall of Parliament on Tuesday 4 July. This year’s Arts Access Awards, presented by Arts Access Aotearoa, has two awards acknowledging Arts in Corrections leadership.
The two Arts in Corrections awards are:
- Arts Access Corrections Leadership Award, recognising the outstanding contribution of a New Zealand prison or Community Corrections site using the arts as a tool to support the rehabilitation of offenders or their reintegration into the community.
- Arts Access Corrections Community Award, recognising the outstanding contribution of a community group, organisation or individual working with the Department of Corrections and using the arts as a tool to support the rehabilitation of prisoners or their reintegration into the community on release.
Arts Access Aotearoa receives funding from the Department of Corrections to provide an Arts in Corrections Advisory Service.