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2 students using magnifying glasses at the beach with the words, 'Creativity for Schools Program'

A total of $627,269 in grants from the Creativity for Schools program will be given to schools, arts organisations and individual artists who submitted applications in two categories: collaboration and residency.

The collaboration category awards up to $60,000 to projects and/or programs designed to connect Western Australian arts organisations and creative practitioners with schools. The residency category awards up to $20,000 to projects involving artists in residence in school environments, with activity covering about 25 days of engagement per school.

The Creativity for Schools program brings together schools and artists in WA communities to use creativity and practical learning experiences across the school curriculum to provide students with tools that they can apply to other areas of their learning.

There were 16 successful applicants in the August 2023 round of funding — 11 in the collaboration category and five in the residency category. The wide variety of projects encompass music, visual arts, video production, circus acts, puppetry, dancing, writing, publishing, conservation and botany to engage students across their curricular learning. 

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023