Nominations are now open for the 2013 Creative Partnerships Australia Awards. Previously the AbaF Awards, these Awards honour and celebrate the very best in relationships between the creative industries, business and donors as well as innovation and success in arts programs with outcomes for accessibility, arts & health, environmental sustainability, philanthropy and volunteering.

Recipients will be recognised across 12 Award categories and entries are open to cultural organisations, businesses, volunteers and individual artists who are involved in innovative and successful relationships and programs.

Award categories include:

Visy Environmental Sustainability Award

For arts and cultural organisations which have implemented projects or strategies to improve environmental sustainability and reduce their impact on the environment.Developed in collaboration with the Banksia Environmental Foundation.

The 2013 Creative Partnerships Australia Awards will be presented across the country at state and territory level from late August to early September, with the winners from each state event going on to the national Awards to be presented in Canberra in November.

Nominations will close at midnight on Monday 13 May (EST).

Information about the 2013 Creative Partnerships Australia Awards, including full details of award categories, eligibility and guidelines as well as previous Award winners can be found at www.creative or directly on (03) 9616 0300.