Echuca students given chance to learn from industry creatives

By Charmayne Allison

ECHUCA secondary school students will have the chance to learn from industry-leading creatives as applications open for the Victorian Government’s Creative Learning Partnerships program.

Schools in Northern Victoria can apply for grants to partner with leading Victorian artists, writers, performers, designers and creative organisations in 2020.

Through this residency-style program, creatives will work with students and teachers to present a project.

Schools are encouraged to consider partnerships exploring any creative discipline, with all projects in line with the school’s curriculum.

The program enables schools to explore how creativity can strengthen education outcomes from Foundation to Year 10, including VET and VCAL.

Schools can apply for grants of up to $10,000 for a 20-day project with an individual creative professional or $35,000 for a longer residency with a creative organisation.

The program encourages applications from schools in rural areas, and in previous years has seen successful partnerships that have combined face-to-face learning with virtual learning to connect students with their artists.

Applications close 5pm on Thursday, September 19.

Project activity must begin after April 14, 2020 (term two) and can occur at any time in terms two, three or four.

To apply for the 2020 program, visit