Creativity for Schools

This program partners schools and creative professionals in embedding creativity to students' learning and understanding across curriculum areas.

The Creativity for Schools Program offers funding support to connect Western Australian creatives with schools. 

The two program categories, Collaboration and Residency, will support arts access, participation and overall engagement for students (K to 12) and teachers to engage in transformative creative learning experiences.

Creativity for Schools categories


Grants of up to $20,000 for projects involving artists-in-residence in school environments, with the activity including approximately 25 days of engagement per school. .  


Open to all Western Australian Primary and Secondary Government and Non-Government Schools, including Catholic and Independent Schools, and creative practitioners.  


Grants of up to $60,000 for projects and/or programs designed to connect Western Australian arts organisations and groups with schools .    


Open to Western Australian arts and culture organisations, creative practitioners, local government authorities, schools, not-for-profit community organisations and/or not-for-profit community services organisations. 


Creativity in and through the arts, positioned at the heart of a holistic education.


To deliver local creative learning initiatives to embed creativity across the curriculum in Western Australian schools. The Creative Learning Program aims to utilise artistic processes to enhance students' creative learning capacities, overall engagement and health and wellbeing outcomes.


The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) recognises that the following 5 program objectives are interdependent.

Primary objective

  • Enhance students’ and educators’ creative learning capabilities to increase engagement and support success across Western Australian curriculum areas and beyond.

Supporting objectives

  • Build the pedagogical and partnership capacities of arts organisations, creative practitioners, education leaders and teachers.
  • Foster creativity in schools by increasing access to, and participation in, arts, cultural and/or creative activities.
  • Improve the engagement of disadvantaged students in schools, particularly in low-socioeconomic, i.e. low-Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) schools and/or in regional areas.
  • Enhance the health and wellbeing (e.g. mental, social, and/or physical) of students.


Key program priorities

  • Low socioeconomic index and geographically disadvantaged schools.
  • Programs exposing students to enriching arts experiences instilling curiosity, creativity, imagination and empathy.
  • Programs engaging with students and their educators in school years K to 12.
  • Programs that demonstrate cross curriculum links beyond the arts.
  • Programs that incorporate element/s of co-design with schools ensuring student and educator agency.
  • Programs that incorporate creative learning capacity building for creative practitioners.
  • Programs that incorporate creative learning capacity building education leaders and/or teachers.
  • Programs that provide a legacy for school communities.

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
2023 To be advised Not applicable To be advised To be advised
  • Residency
  • Collaboration

Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Funding overview

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Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Collaboration: Grants of up to $60,000
  • Residency: Grants of up to $20,000
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