Creatives in Schools

Creatives in Schools is a new programme which will partner professional artists, or creative practitioners, with schools and kura - to foster new creative learning experiences for students.

The programme

Creatives in Schools is a new programme which will partner professional artists, or creative practitioners, with schools and kura - to foster new creative learning experiences for students.

These learning experiences are designed to:

  • enhance students’ well-being
  • improve their core competencies in communication, collaboration and creative thinking
  • inspire students to be aware of careers in the arts and creative sectors.

Each Creatives in Schools project will be a high-calibre and in-depth engagement. The programme will involve creative practitioners and teachers working in partnership to plan projects that provide creative learning opportunities for students.

Applications open in October, 2019

A total of 304 projects are to be funded over the first four years between 2020 and 2024, with schools able to apply from October, 2019. The programme is available for schools with students of all ages, from year 1-13. The first group of projects is to start in term 2 of 2020. 

Projects in schools

Around 24 individual projects, each lasting from 8–20 weeks, will take place in 2020, increasing to 153 projects in 2024. 

Each project will typically involve one school or kura and one creative practitioner, but it is possible some projects will involve more than one creative professional and/or more than one school.

Schools will be funded for teacher release time for planning, liaison with the creative practitioner, and the monitoring and reporting involved with the project. In some cases, funding may also be available for project materials and/or travel costs.

There are approximately 2,530 schools and kura in New Zealand, so 304 projects has the potential to reach around 12% of all schools and kura across Aotearoa over the first four years.

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4
(and beyond)

Total over first 4 years

Expected number of projects per year

24

40

87

153

304

Updates

Schools will be updated later in 2019 about when applications will open – expected to be from October, 2019. Contact details for a new programme team will be available from August, 2019.

 

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