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 are six awards, plus the Arts Access Accolade. Each award has a separate webpage where you can complete and submit your nomination form. Firstly, please read this page or watch the NZSL video and then link to the specific award/s you are interested in making a nomination to.
Do you want to see an outstanding Deaf or disabled artist recognised? How about an inclusive project or programme celebrating community arts? Or a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, open on 17 February and close on Friday 26 March 2021.
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.
“I'm looking forward to receiving your nominations and reading about the many talented artists, and individuals and organisations working to increase their accessibility and inclusion," he says. "Ensuring you nominate your leaders is a vital part of the process.”
Simplifying the nominations process
This year Arts Access Aotearoa has simplified the awards nomination process to make it easier. You will not have to supply supporting material unless your nominee is shortlisted but be prepared to do so.
Each award has a separate page where you can complete and submit your nomination form. Firstly, please read this page and then link to the specific award you are interested in making a nomination to.
Please read the Frequently asked questions and the information included in the nomination form.
How to submit your nomination
To make a nomination you can:
- use the Survey Monkey link and submit online
- download the relevant Word document (see below), complete and submit via email or post
- submit a NZSL video.
You will need to provide contact information and answer one question. If you make a nomination via email do not send a hard copy. For digital nominations please send your nomination as a Microsoft Word document not a PDF for accessibility reasons. If you have any questions please contact Stace Robertson, Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor: (T: 04 802 4349 E: email@example.com).
Six award categories
There are six award categories. The first four awards have their own page and will include an NZSL video. There is one page for nominations to the two Arts in Corrections awards.
- Arts Access Community Arts Award, recognising the outstanding results of a recent collaborative, inclusive arts project, initiative or programme. It will have demonstrated a high standard of artistic outcomes and followed best practice in community participation. It will also have directly engaged a community or communities that experience barriers to participation in the arts. Recipient receives $3000. To complete the nomination form
- Arts Access PAK’nSAVE Artistic Achievement Award, recognising the outstanding achievements and contribution of a New Zealand-based artist, who has a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment, or lived experience of mental distress. Recipient receives $3000. To complete the nomination form
- Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award, recognising the outstanding contribution and impact of a creative space that provides opportunities for people with limited access to make art, across any or all artforms. Recipient receives $3000. To complete the nomination form
- Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award, recognising an individual or organisation that is an arts accessibility champion. This includes professional performing arts companies, festivals, literary events, venues, artists, producers, individuals and galleries that best demonstrate an ongoing commitment to increasing their accessibility and including artistic opportunities for Deaf and disabled people. Recipient receives $4000, to be used to continue developing its accessibility. To complete the nomination form
- 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. To download the nomination form
- Arts Access Corrections Whai Tikanga Award, recognising 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. To download the nomination form
Who can tell me more?
Contact Stace Robertson, Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor (T: 04 802 4349 E: firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the nomination process and three of the six categories: Artistic Achievement, Arts For All, Community Arts.
Contact Chris Ulutupu, Arts in Corrections Advisor (T: 04 802 4349 email@example.com) to discuss the Arts Access Corrections Māui Tikitiki a Taranga Award and Arts Access Corrections Whai Tikanga Award.
Contact Kate Hiatt, Creative Spaces Advisor (T: 04 802 4349 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gary Silipa, Auckland Community Arts Engagement Advisor (T: 021 799 352 E: email@example.com) to discuss the Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award.