CELEBRATING ACCESS AND INCLUSION: Memories of Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2019, held in Parliament Photos: Vanessa Rushton
Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021
29 March 2021
Nominations to this year’s Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, have closed. The judging process is now under way.
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 distress.
Richard Benge, Executive Director, 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.