People hanging things from a tree

Seville Primary School hanging poem leaves outside with Lia Hills. Photo: Singing Bowl Media

  • arts & culture
  • music
  • screen
  • games
  • design

    Artists in Schools supports primary and secondary schools to engage a professional artist to work with students and teachers on a creative project.

    Artists in Schools provides opportunity for professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools.  It involves school communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and artists with diverse and challenging learning experiences.  The program generates innovative ways to engage students across the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10.

    Download the 2017 Artists in Schools Guidelines DOC, 237.0 KB (now closed).

    Funding available

    Approximately 16 grants of $10,000 were available for schools to engage an artist for approximately 20 days.

    Who could apply

    Victorian schools, including primary, secondary, government and non-government schools including schools for students with special needs..

    Key dates

    The 2017 round opened on 22 August 2016 and closed on 20 September 2016 via the Creative Victoria Grants Portal for projects commencing after 18 April 2017.

    Who to talk to

    Kathleen Hodgson: 8683 3114 or at


    Artists in Schools Guidelines DOC, 237.0 KB
    Artists in Schools application drafting tool DOC, 105.0 KB 
    Artists in Schools budget guidance DOC, 83.0 KB
    Creative Victoria Budget drafting tool XLS, 103.0 KB
    Artist's profile template DOC, 44.5 KB
    Curriculum template DOC, 91.5 KB
    Declaration DOC, 41.5 KB 


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