12 Feb 2015
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Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2015. This award recognises a performing arts company, festival, venue, producer, gallery or museum that best demonstrates its commitment to developing its audiences by becoming more accessible to disabled and Deaf people.
The closing date for nominations is
Monday 2 March 2015
The recipient of this award will receive $2500, to be used to progress its work in improving access to disabled audiences.
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 with a physical, sensory or intellectual impairment, or lived experience of mental ill-health.
Richard Benge, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa, says the Arts Access Awards play an important role in profiling excellence and leadership in the arts and disability sectors.
“The nomination process is a great opportunity for people to play their part in recognising New Zealand’s leaders of access to the arts – often the unsung heroes of society who make a real difference,” he says.
“Industry judging panels select the award recipients but ensuring you nominate your leaders is a vital part of the process. Without a nomination, they cannot be considered.”
The five other award categories are:
Each of the six awards has a nomination form. You are able to nominate yourself or others. For more information and nomination forms, please visit the Arts Access Aotearoa website or contact:
Claire Noble at Arts Access Aotearoa
T: 04 802 4349
For the two Arts Access Corrections Awards, contact:
Prison Art Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa
T: 04 802 4349
for more information or nomination forms.