Bringing craft to the classroom

The Creative Learning Partnerships program is celebrating its 40th anniversary with another round. Picture: ON FILE

Applications for the Creative Learning Partnerships program are now open as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

The program provides funding to Victorian schools to engage expert theatre-makers, musicians, performers, animators and artists to work with students and teachers.

Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson said for 40 years the Creative Learning Partnerships program has brought some of the most celebrated artistic minds into Victorian classrooms

“It has been delivering rich and formative learning experiences to schools across the state,” he said.

“Bringing creativity into the classroom brings curriculums to life with new skills and experiences for Victoria’s young minds, while offering unique and rewarding employment opportunities to more creative professionals.”

The program is open to all Victorian schools including government, independent and Catholic schools for students from Prep to year 10.

Previous projects have seen artists work with students to create an animated movie about the history of their hometown, large-scale puppetry bringing to life ancient ecosystems, projection art displayed on buildings in the local area, and a live game exploring the links and differences between the ‘real’ and online world.

Past participants have included prized author Hazel Edwards, renowned Aboriginal singer and songwriter Kutcha Edwards, media personality Brian Nankervis and actor Daniela Farinacci.

For more information, including eligibility and application requirements, visit Applications close 3pm, Thursday 4 August 2022.