Collaborative Partnerships

a3 – Australian Arts Alive

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: a3 Australian Arts Alive for schools is a program run by the Australian School of Performing Arts. Read more…


Artists in Residence (Tasmania)

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: Artists in Residence (air) is run by arts@work (Arts Tasmania), and funded by the Australia Council. Read more…


Artists in Schools applications (Vic) due late Sept 2012

July 13, 2012

Artists in Schools priority regions for 2013

The program is particularly interested to receive applications re. schools within the following priority regions in 2013:

  • Barwon South West
  • Gippsland
  • Western Metro

In 2014 the priority regions will be Hume, Grampians, Eastern Metro and Northern Metro.


Arts in Education (Arts Victoria)

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: Arts in Education provides links for information on arts education organisations and collaborations. The site is run by Arts Victoria, and includes information about artists placement in schools.


Arts Victoria + Cultural Infusion = Extended School Residency Project

May 4, 2011

Cultural infusion together with Reservoir Views Primary School will work in partnership on a one year arts project that explores and celebrates the cultural diversity of the school community thanks to Arts Victoria.

A series of artists and artistic personnel from Cultural Infusion will work collaboratively throughout the year with students, teachers and parents at Reservoir Views Primary School in various art-forms (including physical theatre, dancing, song writing/singing, visual art, puppetry and multimedia) with the end result being a performing arts production that will feature at the school’s end of Term 3 Concert.

Components of the production will also feature alongside the work of professional artists at the 2012 Australia Day Concert that is viewed by an audience of over 10,000 people. We will keep you posted as this exciting project progresses.


arts2GO – Regional Arts Victoria

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: arts2GO programs for school students are run by Regional Arts Victoria. Read more…


ArtsEdge (Western Australia)

July 2, 2010

Go to resource: ArtsEdge (Western Australia) is a collaboration between the education, arts, and cultural sectors in WA. Read more…


Australian Council of State Schools Organisations (ACSSO)

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: ACSSO is the national peak body representing parents and school communities of 2 million public school students, Australia-wide. ACSSO distributes a regular music bulletin to its members, titled Ensemble. Read more…


ConnectEd Arts (NSW)

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: ConnectEd Arts is a program run by Arts NSW that provides subsidies for school arts excursions, and funds education programs run by arts organisations. Read more…


Interactive Media Innovation

October 17, 2012
Interactive media innovation (imi) is an ARC Linkage project.

Part of this project involves the placement of artists in each the
companies. Selected artists will spend up to 8 weeks over six months working
at an interactive entertainment company in their capital city, where they
may contribute to the development of ideas, observe processes, or develop
partnerships, prototypes or pitches for future projects. The artists will,
of course, be paid.

We aim for these residencies to:

-       Provide artists with new networks for possible partnerships,
vocabularies, fresh thinking about audiences and interactivity, experiences
in creative cultures,

-       Provide interactive entertainment companies with fresh perspectives,
access to skills and ways of thinking which may energize or innovate their
processes, networks for possible partnerships

-       Research whether and how placing an arts practitioner inside an
interactive entertainment company catalyses innovation

The process of selecting the artists will start with a call for expressions
of interest. This will be followed by a one day workshop in each of
Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The interactive entertainment companies will
participate in that workshop and be involved in selecting the artist they
want to work with. Not all the artists who participate in the workshop will
be selected, but all who do come to the workshop must be prepared to commit
to the residency if they are selected.

Expressions of Interest can be made here

Closing Date 31 October 2012

Making Music Being Well – 16 to 22 May, 2011

April 19, 2011

Have you signed up yet to be part of Making Music Being Well?

This national initiative, which takes place from 16 – 22 May, is a collaboration between Music: Play for Life and the Australian Music Therapy Association and it’s all about a grassroots celebration of the links between music making and wellbeing.

When you register to participate – it’s FREE – we’ll send you event posters, stickers and brochures and you’ll get access to lots of downloadable resources including event planning and promotional tips. How you participate is up to you.

The best way to be involved is to take something you may already have planned for that week and hitch it to the national wagon of Making Music Being Well 2011. You don’t have to do something on every day during the week – one event is enough. Your event will be outlined on the MMBW website and you and your group members or students will be helping to shine the national spotlight on an important fact: music is good for you!

Here are a few ideas based on previous years: Open the doors to the community for your rehearsal that falls within the MMBW week and turn it into a free performance. Take your choir or group to a nursing home, hospital or school. Organise a big sing at your workplace. Turn a school assembly into a musical celebration and tell students and parents about the value and benefits of making music. Convene a drum circle in your school playground. Run an open mic session at your local pub or club. Organise a gathering of community music leaders and organisers in your area and discuss how you could pool resources and share skills.

Register to be part of it at

AND … don’t forget – registration for our biggest school music initiative, Music: Count Us In, opens soon too!


Ooolation! A Tasmanian Singing Adventure – June/July 2011

April 25, 2011

Why Should the Kids Have All the Fun!

Ooolation! Tasmania Singing Adventure June 30 – July 10 2011
Young Voices of Melbourne, in association with Festival of Voices and Ooolitic Music is running a singing camp for singers aged 18 – 28 (with flexibility) with three outstanding US leaders – Malcolm Dalglish, Moira Smiley, Joshua Kartes and Jeff Fellinger, along with Sydney percussionist Peter Jacob, Amelia Alder and Mark O’Leary.

We will rehearse for 5 days on the beautiful and remote Maria Island, before heading to Hobart’s wonderful Festival of Voices where the Ooolation! Singers will play a key role. We are looking for singers with experience who love music, performing, the outdoors and have a sense of adventure! Malcolm Dalglish has been runnning these camps in the USA for years, but this will be the first time Ooolaion has come to Australia.

More information is available at:

If you are looking for some musical enrichment in the July school holidays this might be for you. Please pass this information on to any senior or past students who might be interested.


Pure Drop ABC video and lessons

February 15, 2011

Pure Drop – high quality audio and video footage (free) from the ABC & AFC & Federal Government, complete with free lesson plans and worksheets. Topics include Indigenous Music and World Music


Shows For Schools website

September 16, 2011

Shows For Schools lists a huge range of shows available for schools wherever you are. Because they’re all on one site, it saves your time and energy. Search under various criteria. Check out which shows suit your needs. Enquire or Book online.


SMH article: Tognetti plays at Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public School

June 1, 2011

Richard Tognetti and members of the ACO played for students at Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public School (thanks to the support of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation). The article’s content includes advocacy for music education in schools.


The Song Room

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: The Song Room offers music programs to school students, particularly those who have no access to music teachers, and disadvantaged students. Their aim is to create self-sustaining music programs in schools. Read more…