MEETING THE MINISTER: Recipients and Corrections staff met Hon Kelvin Davis, Minister of Corrections, at the reception of Te Putanga Toi Awards Access Awards 2018, held in Parliament on 1 August. The Minister presented the Māui Tikitiki a Taranaga Award 2018. Photo: Vanessa Rushton Photography
About Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards
Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards acknowledge the contribution of individuals and organisations in providing access to the arts. They are presented in the Banquet Hall of Parliament every year by Arts Access Aotearoa. These are the key national awards in New Zealand celebrating the achievements of individuals and organisations providing opportunities for people with limited access to participate in the arts, as artists and audience members. They also acknowledge the achievements and contribution of a New Zealand artist with a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment, or lived experience of mental ill-health.
Two of the awards recognise leadership in using the arts as a tool supporting prisoners’ rehabilitation and reintegration.
Awards 2020 recognise arts leadership in prisons
A leader in sharing his skills and life experience as a former prisoner with men at Otago Corrections Facility and an arts programme where prisoners at Northland Region Corrections Facility take leadership and mentoring roles have been recognised at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020. Read more