Award nominations to recognise Arts in Corrections leaders
Do you want to see leaders working in Arts in Corrections recognised for their work in using the arts as a tool to support the rehabilitation of offenders or their reintegration into the community? This year’s Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards, presented by Arts Access Aotearoa, have two awards: one recognises Arts in Corrections leaders who exemplify the qualities of Māui and the second recognises the use of tikanga and the arts to encourage a strong cultural identity and pro-social living.
Nominations to this year’s Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards close at 5pm on Monday 20 May 2019. The Awards ceremony will be held in Parliament on Wednesday 11 September 2019.
The two Arts in Corrections awards are:
- Arts Access Corrections Māui Tikitiki a Taranga Award, recognising an individual who works for Corrections and 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 a pathway into rehabilitation and reintegration.
- Arts Access Corrections Whai Tikanga Award, recognising the outstanding contribution of a community group, organisation, initiative or individual working in a prison (e.g. Te Tirohanga or Te Mane Wahine) or Community Probation setting, and using tikanga and the arts to encourage a strong cultural identity and support pro-social living. .
Arts Access Aotearoa receives funding from the Department of Corrections to provide an Arts in Corrections Advisory Service.
Each award has a nomination form. You are able to nominate yourself or others.
Download nomination forms and FAQs
For more information, please contact Chris Ulutupu, Arts in Corrections Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: email@example.com). Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 20 May 2019.