A new program will bring more creativity than ever before to classrooms.
Students and teachers will soon gain access to the state’s leading creative practitioners with the launch of the Victorian Government’s new program, designed to inject creativity right across the curriculum.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said Creative Learning Partnerships is a program which will provide the opportunity for schools to tap into the state’s creative industries.
The program is an expansion of the Artists in Schools program, which saw Victorian artists work with students on a range of projects, including theatre and dance performances, and public sculpture projects.
The new program offers opportunities for schools to pair up with individual artists, as well as to engage with Victorian arts and creative organisations, which rank among the best in the world.
Schools can apply for grants of $10000 to work with a creative professional or $35000 to partner with a creative organisation.
Projects will have a duration of 20 days, and can be aimed at students ranging from Prep through to Year 10.
‘‘Creative education is one of 40 action areas of the Labor Government’s $115million Creative State strategy which aims to put creativity at the heart of Victoria’s future,’’ Ms Symes said.
‘‘We need to teach our children to think critically and creatively to ensure they are ready for the jobs of the future. That is why programs like this are so important.’’
A series of information sessions will take place this month. To find out more about the program, or to register for an information session, visit www.creative.vic.gov.au