Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Funding boost for creative learning in schools

    14/09/2022 3:10 PM
    • $8 million investment in new Creative Learning Program
    • Arts and creativity to help boost educational outcomes
    • Grant program opens on 15 September

    Fostering creativity in schools is the focus of a new $8 million program funded by the McGowan Government.


    Delivering on a 2021 State Election commitment, the Creative Learning Program comprises two key initiatives - Creative Learning Partnerships and Creativity for Schools.


    The focus of these grants will be on enriched learning by embedding creativity across the curriculum, and beyond.


    The ambitious program will deliver large scale, targeted partnerships over two years that offer deep engagement for students and teachers.


    Creative Learning Partnerships will offer grants of up to $500,000 for two-year programs engaging students (Years 2-9) and educators across Western Australia. Applications for the program open on Thursday 15 September, 2022.


    The Creativity for Schools program will support creative artists and organisations to engage with schools via collaborations (up to $60,000 in funding) and in-school residencies (up to $20,000 in funding).


    For more information visit https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/creative-learning.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to delivering creative learning in WA schools

    with the launch of the Creative Learning Program.


    "It will improve access for students and teachers to engage in arts processes and experiences across the curriculum.


    "We want students, particularly in socially, economically and geographically disadvantaged areas, to have access to enriched learning opportunities while enjoying the positive social, health and wellbeing effects of being involved in the arts.


    "The Creative Learning Program is ambitious and will deliver large-scale targeted partnerships over two years that offer deep engagement for students and teachers.


    "It supports partnerships between arts organisations and schools to deliver Creative Learning programs that improve educational outcomes for students.


    "Some of the activities which may be funded through the program include workshops co-designed by teachers and artists, incursions, artists working in schools and students attending arts or cultural experiences."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400