Creative opportunities for schools and kura in 2021

Schools and kura can now apply for the second round of the Creatives in Schools programme, which partners professional artists and creative practitioners with teachers and kaiako to foster new learning experiences for students and ākonga aged 1 to 13.

The programme will fund up to 110 projects throughout the country running for 8 to 20 weeks during 2021.

Teachers and creative practitioners work in partnership on projects that provide creative learning opportunities for students and ākonga.

These creative projects aim to enhance the wellbeing of students and ākonga, improve their skills in communication, collaboration and creative thinking, and raise their awareness of creative careers.

Projects need not be limited to the New Zealand Curriculum arts disciplines of visual arts, dance, drama and music – there are also opportunities for creatives to share their expertise in areas such as film making, game design, fashion design, spoken word and expertise in ngā toi Māori such as raranga and whakairo.

Artists and creative practitioners who want to be included in the list of creatives available for the programme can register their expressions of interest with the Ministry of Education.

Applications will close on 21 August and the successful schools and kura will be confirmed by late October.

For more information on the programme visit Arts Online.

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