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Awards recognise leadership in Arts in Corrections

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards acknowledge the contribution of individuals and organisations in providing access to the arts. 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 six awards recognise leadership in using the arts as a tool supporting prisoners’ rehabilitation and reintegration. These awards are:

  • Arts Access Corrections Māui Tikitiki a Taranga Award, recognising an individual who works or volunteers for Corrections, demonstrates the qualities of Māui (innovation, creativity and leadership) and provides arts programmes in a New Zealand prison that reflect cultural inclusion and diversity. These programmes support and encourage pathways into rehabilitation and reintegration.
  • Arts Access Corrections Whai Tikanga Awardrecognising the outstanding contribution of a community group, organisation or individual working in a prison (e.g. Te Tirohanga or Te Mane Wahine) or Community Corrections setting, and using tikanga and the arts to encourage a strong cultural identity and support pro-social living.

Nominations for Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021

Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021. There will be six awards, plus the Arts Access Accolade. Two of the awards recognise leadership in Arts in Corrections. Nominations close on Friday 26 March 2021. For more information and to submit a nomination




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