Deadline: 16 April 2018
Do you want to see an outstanding disabled artist recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa are now open.
The Arts Access Awards 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 or writer with a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment, or lived experience of mental ill-health.
The six award categories are:
- Arts Access 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 ill-health
- 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
- Arts Access Community Partnership Award: recognising a mutually beneficial partnership between two or more organisations or groups actively engaged in a community-based arts project
- Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award: recognising a performing arts company, festival, literary organisation, venue, producer or gallery that best demonstrates its commitment to building new audiences by becoming more accessible to disabled and Deaf people.
- Arts Access Corrections Māui Tikitiki a Taranga Award: recognises an individual who demonstrates the qualities of Māui – innovation, creativity and leadership – in providing cultural inclusion and diversity through the arts within a New Zealand prison that provides and encourages a pathway into rehabilitation
- Arts Access Corrections Whai Tikanga Award: recognising the outstanding contribution of a community group, organisation, Māori Focus Unit or individual working with the Department of Corrections in a prison or community setting, and using the arts as an integral part of a tikanga programme to encourage a strong cultural identity and support pro-social living.
They welcome all eligible nominations. This includes self-nomination and nominations from other individuals and groups.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must download the nomination form in a desired category and submit as an attachment via email.
Eligible Country: New Zealand
For more information, please visit Arts Access Awards 2018.