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Press release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Applications for the Aotearoas Ng Toi Rangatira o Aotearoa Arts Access Scholarships 2022 are open. The grants will provide recipients with financial support to create or develop an artistic project or new work. The four scholarships, …

Applications for the Ngā Toi Rangatira o Aotearoa Arts Access Scholarships 2022 are open. The grants will provide recipients with financial support to create or develop an artistic project or new work.

The four grants, valued at $10,000 each, provide investment in artists’ practice and development and respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts community over the past two years.

Richard Benge, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa, says that the scholarships replace the Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards for this year because accessible arts projects and other achievements have been canceled or delayed.

“We are delighted to offer these scholarships and see them as positive, practical and forward-looking,” he says. “All scholarships are designed to increase accessibility, participation and inclusion in the arts.”

The four scholarships are:

  • Whakahoa Kaitoi Whanaketanga PAK’nSAVE Artist Grant: support a deaf or disabled artist, or an artist who has a disability or impairment, or an artist with lived experience of mental distress to undertake a project that will develop their artistic practice.
  • Whakahoa Kaitoi i Te Ara Poutama Arts in Corrections Artist Fellowship: support an artist who lives in the community and who is/has been in the criminal justice system to develop their artistic practice. The goal of this fellowship is to create and document new work or build on previous work, with the support of an artistic mentor.
  • Whakahoa Whakawatea Kaitoi Tangata Holdsworth Scholarship Creative Spaces: support a facilitator/tutor-led project that involves artists in a creative space working collaboratively. Accessibility will be incorporated into the creation and/or presentation of new or existing works.
  • Whakahoa Kaitoi Te Puna Toi New Zealand Creative Arts for All Scholarship: help someone research or develop an area of ​​accessibility. You must be working in or with an arts business or organization that is a member of the Arts For All network, facilitated by Arts Access Aotearoa.

Closing of applications for 5 p.m. Monday, September 5, 2022.

Some information on the Arts Access Aotearoa website is translated into easy-to-read materials and NZSL videos.

Arts Access Aotearoa welcomes applications in alternative formats: eg NZSL or audio/visual files. The application form is also a Word document, which you can complete and email to [email protected]

Contact Arts Access Aotearoa if you would like assistance in understanding the scholarship information and completing the application form. You can also ask a support person to help you.

Arts Access Aotearoa staff are available if you have any questions. You can telephone Arts Access Aotearoa on 04 802 4349 or email [email protected]

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