Creative Workers in Schools - Information for Schools

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Creative Workers in Schools – an exciting opportunity for teachers and schools to realise new creative projects

Expressions of Interest for Stream Two are now closed.

Delivered in partnership with the Department of Education and Training (DET), Creative Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) and Working for Victoria, the Creative Workers in Schools (CWS) initiative is a new program for schools to collaborate with skilled creative workers on a project or set of activities that incorporates creative approaches into your curriculum.

Delivered within your school via a residency period of up to six-months, Creative Workers are engaged through the Working for Victoria initiative and can help you and your school realise that special creative project or set of activities you’ve always wanted to pursue with your students. Residencies will take place in one of two streams, across Terms 1 and 2 or Terms 2 and 3 2021

Residencies can cover a broad range of art forms and creative industries, including everything from landscape design to filmmaking, ceramics, jewellery, visual arts, music, theatre and architecture.

In addition to the wages for Creative Workers, each worker will also be eligible for up to $4,000 for project administration and materials as well as $3,500 in funding toward casual relief teacher costs.

Victorian government schools, including special schools, can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with any ideas they may have that incorporate creative approaches to curriculum delivery. They will then be partnered with a Creative Worker that best suits the school’s needs and supported by experienced Regional Arts Victoria staff to co-design a Creative Workers in Schools Project Plan.