Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 Go Digital

Emilee Geist

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 5:52 pmPress Release: Arts Access Aotearoa For the first time, Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 will be presented online instead of live at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13 October. With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Arts Access Aotearoa will go digital so it can be […]

For
the first time, Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 will
be presented online instead of live at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13
October. With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19,
Arts Access Aotearoa will go digital so it can be sure the
awards can be presented.

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 sector and disabled communities.
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.

“We’re
excited to present the awards ceremony differently this year
and make the most of the opportunities to reach a much wider
audience,” he says. “Rest assured, we will be celebrating
and promoting the recipients of the Arts Access Accolade and
six award recipients as much as ever.”

Arts Access
Aotearoa has employed Multi-Media Systems to create and
produce a prerecorded video of the event. It will be sign
interpreted and captioned, and an audio described option
will also be available.

There will be regular updates
on Arts
Access Aotearoa’s website
in the build-up to the
online event. The link to Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards
will feature on this webpage, starting at 6.30pm Tuesday 13
October and celebrating the recipient of this year’s Arts
Access Accolade and the six award recipients.

Arts
Access Accolade and six awards

The Arts Access
Accolade is chosen by Arts Access Aotearoa’s staff and
board. It’s presented to an individual who has worked
closely with the organisation, inspiring and helping it
achieve its vision of a society where everyone in Aotearoa
can access and participate in the arts.

The other six
awards are selected by a judging panel. The awards to be
presented:

  • Arts Access Creative New Zealand
    Community Arts Award, recognising the outstanding results of
    a recent collaborative, inclusive arts project
  • Arts
    Access PAK’nSAVE Artistic Achievement Award, recognising
    the outstanding achievements and contribution of a New
    Zealand-based artist
  • Arts Access Holdsworth Creative
    Space Award, recognising the outstanding contribution and
    impact of a creative space
  • Arts Access Creative New
    Zealand Arts For All Award, recognising a professional
    performing arts company, festival, literary event, venue,
    producer or gallery that best demonstrates its commitment
    becoming more accessible to and inclusive of Deaf and
    disabled people
  • Arts Access Corrections Māui
    Tikitiki ā Taranga Award, recognising an individual who
    works or volunteers for Corrections, demonstrates the
    qualities of Māui and provides arts programmes in a New
    Zealand prison that reflect cultural inclusion and
    diversity
  • Arts Access Corrections Whai Tikanga
    Award, recognising the outstanding
    contribution of a community group, organisation or
    individual working in a prison or Community Corrections
    setting, and using tikanga and the arts to encourage a
    strong cultural identity and support pro-social
    living.

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