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3 students huddled together in an art class

Photo: Image credit: Students from St Patricks Catholic Primary School, Fremantle, enjoying a puppetry workshop at their school, facilitated by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, May 2016. Photo by Jessica Wyld.

Grants of up to $500,000 have been awarded to 11 applicants, to support 2-year creative learning programs for students in school years 2 to 9. The successful applications came from 2 schools and 9 arts organisations.

The projects range from literature and visual art to theatre, music and digital creation, and will employ approximately 150 artists and creative practitioners.

The program aims to provide enriched learning opportunities for students throughout the State by embedding creativity across the curriculum.

The grants are delivering on a 2021 State Election commitment of an $8 million investment in a Creative Learning Program.

Creative Learning Partnerships Program recipients

AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd $500,000

AWESOME Schools: A new creative learning program focusing upon organisation-wide, longitudinal partnering with 5 schools (3 metro and 2 regionally based). The program will deliver four weeks of residency and produce 2 digital professional development resources.

Barking Gecko Theatre Company Ltd $351,835

Immerse: The project will deliver an Artist in Residence program for Years 3 to 6 students, an Interactive Digital Resource, and twice-yearly Educator Professional Learning development.

Big hART Inc. $390,000

NEO-Learning: A project where digital literacies, arts and First People's culture connect. The project will deliver digital arts opportunities that explore First Nations' perspectives and promote student wellbeing and skills in regional and remote Western Australian schools.

Black Swan State Theatre Company Ltd $139,698

The Bridge Program: A 6-week in-school program for students in Years 7 to 9 implemented in Drama, English and HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) classes, applying arts processes to respond to key units in the curriculum.

Centre for Stories Limited $158,141

Schools Storytelling Program: Centre for Stories will deliver oral storytelling and creative writing workshops to Year 7 to 9 students at schools in the Perth Metropolitan area in 2023-24.

FORM Building a State of Creativity Inc. $500,000

Creative Schools Program: To be delivered over a full academic year and focusing on creating a meaningful partnership between artists, educators and school leaders. Facilitated in Perth, the South West and the Pilbara.

Gladys Newton School $141,526

Nguny djen kooliny (Let's walk together): Gladys Newton School, Majella Catholic PS, Warriapendi PS and Balga SHS will design and create public art reflecting the Noongar community and natural environment.

Musica Viva Australia $400,000

Multi-year Music Residency Program: A collaborative approach to sequential music education for students in disadvantaged Western Australian primary schools through 6 long-term artist residencies.

Neerigen Brook Primary School $182,393

Deadly Deeds & Dardy Dreams: 6 programs designed to immerse students in art-based activities to deepen their understanding of and connection to Noongar boodja.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Inc. $150,000

Digital Puppetry Program: Includes the development of an app to deliver digital storytelling for young people across Western Australia.

The Literature Centre Inc. $405,494

A 2-year program working with regional and remote schools across the State to co-design creative experiences with strong literacy, visual literacy, English, visual arts and creative writing.

Creative Learning Partnerships Program


Page reviewed 27 February 2023