Home Ground receives a Highly Commended Citation at the Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020

BIG NEWS! Home Ground received a Highly Commended certificate at the Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020, held on 13 October. "Home Ground were Highly Commended in their category for their strong collaboration with women in the justice system, working across Prison and Probation with trauma-informed practice and building a community of artists with lived experience of the justice system.  

Judges’ comments: “This innovative programme uses creativity to encourage women in the justice system to get in touch with who they are and deal with the difficult, often traumatic things that have happened in their lives. The feedback from the participants speaks for itself, and the level of care and passion of the programme director, Jacqui Moyes, shines through.”

This beautiful award was the result of the team inside Arohata Prison who participated in Project Rua putting together an amazing nomination for our collective efforts.


Click here to read more about the Highly Commended Certificates on the Arts Access Aotearoa website.


Huge thanks and respect to Arts Access Aotearoa on an incredibly inclusive awards evening, we can feel the 25year legacy for real. The annual Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards are the key national awards in New Zealand celebrating the achievements of individuals and organisations providing opportunities for people with limited access to engage with the arts as artists and audience members.  And this year the event was held online on 13 October.

You can watch the whole awards ceremony and read more about the awards on the Arts Access Aotearoa website here.


And to all the other AMAZING recipients - wow, you are all so talented and your dedication to the mahi is inspirational.



Congratulations to everyone in the Home Ground collective! Our first year in and doing great!