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Lismore Primary School students making Unique Digital instruments. Image: Singing Bowl Media

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

    Creative Learning Partnerships provides the opportunity for Victorian schools to partner with creative professionals or arts and cultural organisations.  It involves school communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and creative professionals with diverse and challenging learning experiences.  This residency program supports schools to explore how creativity can enhance and advance education outcomes across the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10, including VET and VCAL.

    The Creative Learning Partnerships program incorporates successful elements of the three previous Education Partnerships programs: Artists in Schools, Virtual Creative Professionals in Schools and Extended School Residencies. The Creative Learning Partnership program allows schools broader, flexible access to Victoria's creative professionals as either individuals or arts organisation teams, via face to face sessions or virtual communication platforms.

    2020 CLP Information Sessions  (coming June 2019)

    Creative Victoria presented four Information Sessions (via Adobe Connect webinars) for the Creative Learning Partnerships 2020 program in June 2019.

    These sessions will cover:

    • Developing a concept
    • Roles and responsibilities of project partners
    • Supporting learning across the Victorian Curriculum (with a focus on the Arts, and/or English)
    • How to apply

    Watch a recording of a 2019 online info session here. (requires adobe connect, available to download for free from this link)

    Key dates

    Round Opens: 9am, Monday, 1 July 2019 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal

    Round Closes: 5pm, Thursday, 15 August 2019

    Project activity must commence after 14 April 2020 (Term Two).  Project activity can occur at any time in Terms Two, Three or Four.

    Please note it takes a minimum of seven weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

    Funding Available

    • $10,000 for projects with an individual creative professional working with the school for approximately 20 days.
    • $35,000 for projects with an arts or cultural organisation working with the school for at least 20 days
    • Please note: grant amounts are NOT ‘up to’a value of $10,000 or $35,000. Funding is set at either $10,000 or $35,000.

    Who can apply

    Open to all Victorian schools.  This includes Catholic, Government and Independent schools.

    Please see the Creative Learning Partnerships program guidelines for further information.

    *To increase access and equity, schools that received CLP, AIS or VCPS funding for the 2019, 2018 or 2017 rounds are ineligible for 2020 CLP funding

    Who to talk to

    Kathleen Hodgson: 03 8683 3114 or

    Links and downloads


    • 2020 Creative Learning Partnerships Program Guidelines COMING SOON

    The following links are guides only:

    2019 Creative Learning Partnerships Program Guidelines DOC, 231.0 KB

    Creative Learning Partnerships application drafting tool DOC, 154.0 KB DOC, 117.0 KB

    Creative Learning Partnerships budget guidance DOC, 40.0 KB

    Creative Victoria budget drafting tool XLS, 103.0 KB