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Creative Victoria – Education Partnerships: Artists in Schools

Overview / Purpose

This program aims to provide opportunities for professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools. It involves school communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and artists with diverse and challenging learning experiences. The program generates innovative ways to engage students across the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10.

Approximately 16 grants of $10,000 are available for schools to engage an artist for approximately 20 days. Applicants are required to provide cash or in-kind co-contribution.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:
- Victorian schools, including primary, secondary
- Government and non-government schools, including schools for students with special needs

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete eligibility requirements.

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects include those that:
- Target a cross curriculum priority.
- Support priorities in the school’s strategic plan and/or annual implementation plan.

Eligible expenditures include:
- Artist's fees
- Casual relief teacher fees
- Other direct project costs

Additional funding is available for regional projects to meet travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending the Induction Day in Melbourne.

Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- A strong and innovative artistic concept.
- The involvement of a suitable practising professional artist - high quality work and strong communication skills.
- The extent to which the project supports learning across the curriculum in Victoria as outlined by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA).
- The extent to which the project creates opportunities for teachers to expand their skills and knowledge.
- How well the project is planned and supported by the school.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Projects that involve the artist working with the students in Term 1, 2017.
- Schools that have not satisfactorily acquitted previous Arts Victoria funding.
- Performances or workshops that are identical, or very similar to those that the artist provides regularly in schools on a commercial basis.
- Schools that received Artists in Schools or Extended Schools Residencies funding for 2016, 2015 or 2014.

Program ID: 13326
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Open Date
22 August, 2016

Closing Date
20 September, 2016

Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type

Funding Amount
Min:  N/A  - Max:  $10,000

Matching Contribution?







   Primary Schools
   Secondary Schools

Program administrator
Creative Victoria

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