More than $3.4 million in Australian Government funding announced.

A group of primary school children play instruments in their school classroom. They are smiling and laughing.
Photo: The Song Room at Liverpool Public School.

Four projects will share in the funding to deliver arts education at schools and in communities across Australia, inspiring the next generation of performers and creatives.

The projects include:

  • Bell Shakespeare—$1.5 million over four years to continue its National Education Program, which reaches more than 80,000 students and teachers nationwide each year—providing live theatre performances, professional development opportunities for teachers including a regional teacher mentorship program, and resources for classrooms.
  • Australian Youth Orchestra—$1.1 million over four years will support the orchestra's National Music Teacher Mentoring Program, enabling experienced music teachers to share their expertise with generalist classroom teachers to ensure students have access to quality music teaching in Australian schools.
  • The Song Room—$500,000 to provide teaching artists, resources and materials to disadvantaged schools across Australia—inspiring learning across art forms with a strong focus on music, and fostering personal and creative development in students.
  • Poetry in Action—$320,000 to bring poetry, theatre and spoken word productions to schools across every state and territory, including in regional and remote locations, building young people's confidence with language.

As well as giving more young Australians the chance to develop a love for the arts, the grants support professional opportunities and development for creatives in line with the National Cultural Policy, Revive.

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