Chance to get creative

By David Rak

Victorian 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 next year.

Through this residency-style program, creatives 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 Prep 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.

Applications close 5pm, September 19. Project activity must commence after April 14, 2020 (term two) and can occur at any time in terms two, three or four.

To apply or to view past projects, visit