The program is particularly interested to receive applications re. schools within the following priority regions in 2013:
In 2014 the priority regions will be Hume, Grampians, Eastern Metro and Northern Metro.
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.
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.
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 http://www.imi-innovation.org/artist-workshops-placements/artist-workshops/ Closing Date 31 October 2012
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 www.makingmusicbeingwell.org.au
AND … don’t forget – registration for our biggest school music initiative, Music: Count Us In, opens soon too!
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 – 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 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.
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.