The Department of Culture and the Arts through Creative Connections Partnership Framework, its partnership with the Department of Education, is taking a lead role in the promotion of the arts in education, recognising the three key principles of the National Education and the Arts Statement:
- All children and young people should have a high quality arts education in every phase of learning
- Creating partnerships strengthens community identity and local cultures
- Connecting schools with the arts and cultural sector enriches learning outcomes.
DCA supports the education, arts and cultural sectors through ArtsEdge, a strategic arts in education partnership between DCA and the Department of Education.
School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA): Western Australian Curriculum
Information regarding the Western Australian Curriculum: The Arts, Pre-primary to Year 10 can be found on the SCSA website. Senior Secondary curriculum information is available here.
Information can also be found via ArtsEdge.
Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Grants Program - Research and case studies
Developed in conjunction with the Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and Department of Education(DoE), the Creative Education Partnerships: Artist in Residence (AIR) grants program was launched as a pilot program in Western Australia in June 2009.
The AiR Grants Program Western Australia, Pilot Evaluation Report 2010-2013 is available for download (full report PDF); Snapshot (JPEG); Executive Summary (PDF).
Case studies from the projects completed during the AiR Grants Program 2010-2016 can be found here.
For information about the AiR Grants Program, or artists in schools please refer to the ArtsEdge website.