Since presenting at the EVANZ Conference Arts Access Aotearoa has been able to provide grants to entertainment venues and arts organisations around New Zealand to help them improve their accessibility. The Auckland Theatre Company and Issac Theatre Royal have received grants! Congratulations
In February we will be calling for nominations for our annual Big 'A' Awards. There will be an award for a venue which has gone to extraordinary lengths to be more accessible to the disabled community. We will send EVANZ the press release that draws attention to that as it would be excellent if an EVANZ member won - or thought about what they need to do to be 'in to win' next time. The Big 'A' Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award was won last year by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery New Plymouth - but no reason why an entertainment venue should not in future?