Arts in Education

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.


Release of the case studies from the first year of the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Grants Program
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 in Western Australia in June 2009. In the first round of projects that rolled out the following year more than 1900 students from 16 schools across the State worked with more than 20 artists in creative projects in their schools. Something in the AIR: Case Studies of Western Australia’s Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Grants Program (link to pdf of publication) shares the stories behind each of these projects.
For information about the Artist-In-Residence Grants Program , or artists in schools please refer to ArtsEdge (link to ArtsEdge website)


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.

Contact

Senior Project Officer, ArtsEdge

(08) 6552 7300
or Freecall 1800 199 090 (Country WA Callers only)
artsedge@dca.wa.gov.au