Call for nominations to Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2019
PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Access Aotearoa
6 March 2019
Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2019. This award recognises a professional performing arts company, literary organisation, festival, venue, producer or gallery that best demonstrates its commitment to building new audiences by becoming more accessible to disabled and Deaf people.
The closing date for nominations is 5pm Monday 20 May 2019.
The recipient of this award will receive $4000, to be used to progress its work in improving access to disabled audiences. Previous recipients are eligible for nomination after three years have lapsed (e.g. the 2016 recipient is eligible for nomination in 2019) if it has introduced a series of new initiatives not recognised in its previous award.
Stephen Wainwright, Chief Executive, Creative New Zealand, encourages people to make nominations. “Improving access to the arts is a subject dear to our hearts, so we’re enthusiastic about recognising organisations that are making a difference by increasing access for all New Zealanders.”
The annual Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards, presented by Arts Access Aotearoa, celebrate the contribution of individuals, groups and organisations in providing access to the arts. They also acknowledge the achievements and contribution of a New Zealand-based artist with a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment, or lived experience of mental ill-health.
The Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award is one of six award categories. Last year’s recipient was the Auckland Arts Festival for its leadership, commitment and engagement with Auckland’s disability communities. The result was a massive 806% increase in ticket sales to the Festival’s 2018 accessible events – up from 47 patrons to the 2017 accessible events to 426 patrons in 2018.
Each of the six awards has a nomination form. You are able to nominate yourself or others. You can download the nomination form below or contact Claire Noble at Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 20 May 2019.
Download nomination form and FAQs
For more information, please contact:
Iona McNaughton, Communications Manager, Arts Access Aotearoa
(T: 04 802 4349 / 021 799 059 E: email@example.com)