30 March 2016
Expressions of interest are now open for Australia's first virtual creative education program, Virtual Creative Professionals in Schools.
The program will see Victorian students and teachers in remote locations working virtually with creative practitioners including game developers, composers, photographers, poets, designers, theatre makers and filmmakers.
A partnership between Creative Victoria and the Department of Education and Training, the Virtual Creative Professionals in Schools program will support schools in remote areas to connect with creative practitioners across a range of disciplines and undertake creative projects using online tools and platforms.
Projects could range from a music project using online composition software to a digital exhibition, a fashion, design or games development project, a film collaboration or a theatre work produced for online audiences.
Funding of up to $35,000 is available for projects involving a creative industries organisation and $15,000 for projects involving an individual artist or creative professional. Interested creative professionals must have experience in collaborating with schools or community groups and an interest in working with new technologies.
Following the Expressions of Interest process, Creative Victoria and the Department of Education and Training will match schools and creative practitioners and work with them to develop a project proposal. Five projects will be supported in 2016.
Expressions of Interest for the Virtual Creative Professionals in Schools program close Friday 15 April 2016.