Artists to foster creative learning in schools

Issue: Volume 98, Number 17

Posted: 10 October 2019
Reference #: 1HA0HZ

Applications are now open for the Creatives in Schools programme, which partners artists with teachers and kaiako to foster new learning experiences for students and ākonga.


The first 24 projects for the Creatives in Schools programme will be funded for the start of next year, with schools or kura throughout New Zealand invited to apply for one of seven rounds, involving a total of 304 projects over four years, up to 2023.

Applications for the first round will close on 1 November 2019.

Creatives in Schools is designed for students and ākonga aged from Years 1–13 to enhance their wellbeing and improve their core competencies in communication, collaboration and creative thinking.

The programme is also designed to alert students to careers in the arts and creative sectors.

Creative learning opportunities

The programme will involve professional artists, or creative practitioners, and teachers working together to plan projects that will give students new creative learning opportunities.

Each project will be a high-calibre and in-depth engagement, lasting from eight to 20 weeks. 

Projects will typically involve one school or kura and one or up to three creative practitioners. Some projects could involve more than one school and kura working together with creative(s).

Schools and kura are also welcome to liaise with creative practitioners in their own community to plan a project and apply for funding.

How to apply

Artists and creative practitioners are invited to submit an expression of interest on the Arts Online(external link) website 

Applications are now open for schools and kura to apply for funding.

For more information go to:

Creative in Schools(external link) or email

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 10:02 am, 10 October 2019

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