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    Creative Learning Partnerships (CLP) provides grants to Victorian schools to engage a creative professional or organisation to undertake a creative partnership project in the 2023 school year.  It provides students, teachers and creative professionals with diverse and challenging learning experiences.  This residency program encourages schools to explore how creativity can enhance and advance education outcomes across the curriculum from Prep to Year 10, including VET and VCAL.

    The CLP program replaces Creative Victoria’s previous Education Partnerships programs: Artists in SchoolsVirtual Creative Professionals in Schools and Extended School Residencies, and incorporates successful elements of these programs.

    The CLP program allows schools broad, flexible access to Victoria's creative professionals as either individuals or creative organisation teams, via face-to-face sessions or virtual delivery.


    CLP Information Video

    Creative Learning Partnerships Program (Video)

    Like more information?  Watch Creative Learning Partnership program staff step you through the important considerations of creating an application to put your best foot forward!

    Learn about:

    • Developing a partnership
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Developing a concept
    • Supporting learning across the Victorian Curriculum

    Key dates

    Round opens: Thursday 16 June 2022

    Round closes: 3pm, Thursday 4 August 2022

    To return to SAVED/DRAFT applications, please click here to return to the Grants Portal.

    For activities commencing from Term 2, 2023 onwards.  Activity may be undertaken at any time across Terms 2, 3 and 4.

    It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing dates until funding results are available.


    Funding available

    A single payment of $10,000 for projects with an individual creative professional working with the school for approximately 20 days.


    A single payment of $35,000 for projects with an arts or cultural organisation working with the school for at least 20 days.


    Who can apply

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

    *To increase access and equity, schools that received CLP funding for the 2022, 2021 or 2020 rounds are not eligible to apply to the 2023 round.


    Haven't got a partner yet?

    Schools and creative professionals or organisations are encouraged to find their own partners before applying. However, if you don’t have a partnership in mind, Creative Victoria will circulate a ‘networking’ form for schools and creatives to connect prior to application. To ensure knowledge of the program, please watch the CLP information video and read the program guidelines before contacting Creative Victoria to provide your details.


    Who to talk to

    Kathleen Hodgson: 03 9623 1462 or 1800 134 894 (toll free country Victoria only) or email at


    Applications open

    Creative Learning Partnership applications are submitted via the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Grants Portal.

    General information on how to access the Grants Portal, including how to register and Grants Portal FAQs, can be found here.

    If you wish to work on DRAFTS, or see your SAVED APPLICATIONS, please click here to return to the Grants Portal


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