Government Documents and Policies

$10 million in new funding to support the arts

May 10, 2011

10 May 2011 — $10 million in new funding to support the arts

The Gillard Government has delivered on its election commitment to provide $10 million over five years in new support for young and emerging artists.

This new program provides funding for the creation of new Australian work across all art forms and will assist artists to build more sustainable careers.

Arts Minister Simon Crean said this new grants program will have a strong focus on increasing access to and participation in the arts for those living outside major metropolitan areas.

“The Gillard Government promised greater assistance to new and emerging artists last year and we are delivering with $10 million in new money for the Australia Council,” Mr Crean said.

“The $10 million will fund up to 150 additional artistic works, presentations and fellowships over five years,’’ Mr Crean said.

Finding room for this funding in a Budget that makes substantial savings to return to surplus in 2012/13 shows the strength of the Government’s commitment to support young and emerging artists.

“This significant investment demonstrates the Government’s leadership in encouraging all Australians to have the same opportunities to engage, practise and pursue a career in the arts,” Mr Crean said.

“Access to cultural activity for everyone, whatever their personal circumstances, background or location, is integral to building a society which fosters creativity.

“Building participation in the arts enriches regional communities and enhances the creative output of our nation.  A creative nation is a productive nation,” Minister Crean said.

The program will deliver grants of:

  • up to $80,000 per annum for new artistic works, including visual arts, performing arts, literature, new media and music;
  • up to $50,000 per annum for additional presentations to Australian audiences, including to communities outside the major metropolitan areas; and
  • $60,000 or more for fellowships for Australia’s young and emerging artists and mid-career artists.

Artists developing new content for distribution through the National Broadband Network or showcasing distinctive Australian work overseas may also be supported through this initiative.

The program is also aligned to the Government’s National Arts and Disability Strategy and supports social inclusion by increasing opportunities for Australian artists and audiences that would otherwise not have access to, or significantly reduced access to, funding for arts and cultural activities.

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A National Framework for Professional Standards for Teaching

December 15, 2009

Go to resource: A National Framework for Professional Standards for Teaching is a document which outlines national goals for teaching standards. Read more…

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ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority)

December 15, 2009

Go to resource: ACARA is responsible for the national curriculum developments, a national assessment program, and collecting data about this.

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Arts in Education

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Arts in Education is published by the Australia Council 2004. This document outlines arts curricula in each state, and provides links to the bodies who develop and monitor these.

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Arts Learning Area – NT Curriculum Framework

February 3, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Learning Area (NT Curriculum Framework) provides the framework for teaching arts in Northern Territory schools. Read more…

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Arts Learning Framework, SA (SACSA)

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Learning Framework outlines ideas and outcomes for the teaching of the Arts at all stages of learning according to the South Australian curriculum. Read more…

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Arts NSW

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: Arts NSW is the NSW government arts sector, and funds arts groups, provides NSW arts policy, and runs NSW arts venues.   Read more…

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Arts SA

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: Arts SA is the government agency for arts in South Australia. Read more…

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Arts Tasmania

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: Arts Tasmania is the government agency that supports arts in Tasmania. Read more…

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Arts Victoria

January 21, 2010

Go to resource: Arts Victoria is the government agency that supports arts in Victoria. Read more…

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ARTSsmart (SA)

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: ARTSsmart (SA) is an arts education strategy for South Australian schools.

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Australia Council grant – assistance

October 5, 2011

www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/case_studies

Go to this website to watch videos with tips on grant-writing in the Arts.

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Curriculum Framework Learning Statement for the Arts (WA)

December 29, 2009

Go to resource: The Curriculum Framework Learning Statement for the Arts is published by the Curriculum Council of WA, 1998. Read more…

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Education Act 1990 NSW

February 15, 2010

Go to resource: The NSW Education Act, 1990, is a legal document setting out requirements for school education in NSW. Read more…

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Effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements in dealing with radio simulcasts

July 18, 2013

Read the Jul 2013 report here: http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/committees/senate_committees?url=ec_ctte/simulcast_regulation/report/index.htm

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Every Chance to Learn – Curriculum Framework for ACT Schools

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: Every Chance to Learn – Curriculum Framework for ACT Schools, published by the ACT Government, provides a framework for government and non-government schools to plan and implement curriculum. Read more…

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National Education and the Arts statement

February 16, 2010

Go to resource:  The National Education and the Arts statement was jointly made by the Cultural Ministers’ Council and MCEETYA in 2005, and sets out the goals of arts education in Australia. Read more…

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National Professional Standards for Teachers

March 11, 2010

Go to resource: National Professional Standards for Teachers are standards to define and produce quality teachers, and are currently in draft stage. Read more…

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National Review of School Music Education: Augmenting the Diminished

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The National Review of School Music Education, published 2005, is a 279-page report on the issues facing music education in Australian schools. Read more…

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Tax Pack help for musicians

August 18, 2011

LINK HERE for more information

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and MusicNSW have developed  a detailed tax checklist for musicians. It includes advice on how to set up a business, registering for GST, and what artists can claim when preparing their tax returns.

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The Adelaide Declaration 1999

February 16, 2010

Go to resource: The Adelaide Declaration, made in 1999, sets out national goals for education as made by members of MCEETYA. Read more…

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The Arts Curriculum Area (Tas)

February 3, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Curriculum Area (Tas) covers the disciplines of dance, drama, media, music, and visual art, and provides information on the implementation of this learning area. Read more…

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The Arts K-10 Syllabus (WA)

February 2, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts K-10 Syllabus (WA) support the WA Curriculum Framework and offers advice to teachers on the teaching of arts content. Read more…

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The Arts: Essential Learnings (Qld)

February 16, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts: Essential Learnings (Qld) are curriculum guidelines published by the Queensland Studies Authority and the Queensland Government, outlining the planning and implementation of the arts in Queensland schools. Read more…

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The Melbourne Declaration

February 3, 2010

Go to resource: The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians was made in 2008 and sets out the education goals for all states and territories in Australia, for the next decade. Read more…

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trial: online self-assessment tool for Aus. teachers

October 15, 2012

FORWARDED MESSAGE:

Dear Colleague

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in collaboration with key education partners is trialling the items for a new online teacher self-assessment tool (SAT).

The SAT will support teachers at all career stages to reflect upon their strengths and identify areas for future development in accordance with the National Professional Standards for Teachers.

Once finalised, the SAT will assist all teachers with reflection on their own practice, planning for professional learning activities and as a basis for constructive discussions with colleagues to improve teaching.  The SAT will provide the scaffolding required to foster effective professional conversations with coaches and mentors.  It will also support aspirants for certification at Highly Accomplished or Lead career stages to assess their readiness to apply.

We are seeking educators across Australia to trial the SAT items and ask for your assistance in distributing the attached flyer to your colleagues.  We are requesting your support in encouraging whole schools and regions to accept this invitation so that we can refine the SAT and ensure its reliability in supporting the teaching profession.

Trialling the SAT items will take approximately 30 minutes.  Participants will have the opportunity to test the items within the SAT which will immediately provide stimulus to reflect upon their practice, however, they will not receive a report upon completion of the SAT trial.  All participants can enter the draw to win an iPad.

For more information and to trial the SAT please go to www.ttpartners.com.au/aitsl.

Thank you in advance for your support in trialling this valuable professional learning tool.

Yours sincerely

Gavin

Gavin Pinnington

Project Manager

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

440 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 177, Carlton South, VIC 3053

P  03 9944 1238

M 0488 010 589

gavin.pinnington@aitsl.edu.au

aitsl.edu.au

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UK National Curriculum – Music Stages 3 and 4

September 21, 2010

Go to resource: The UK National Curriculum for Music (Stages 3 and 4) outlines the statutory program of study from 1999. Read more…

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UK National Curriculum – Music, Stages 1 and 2

September 21, 2010

Go to resource: The UK National Curriculum for Music (Stages 1 and 2) outlines the statutory program of study from 1999. Read more…

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Victorian Essential Learning Standards – The Arts

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) for The Arts set out the structure of arts learning in Victorian public schools.

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