Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020
11 June 2020
Nominations to Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 have closed, and the judging process and event organisation gets under way. This year's Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards will be celebrated in Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Tuesday 13 October, provided New Zealand remains in Alert Level 1.
Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate the contribution of individuals, groups and organisations in providing access to and inclusion in the arts. They also acknowledge the achievements and contribution of a New Zealand-based artist or writer with a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment, or lived experience of mental ill health.
Richard Benge, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa, says Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards play an important role in profiling excellence and leadership in the arts and disability sectors. They also highlight leaders in the use of the arts as a tool supporting the rehabilitative process of prisoners and their reintegration back into society on release.