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

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    **If you have received funding through this program and your project has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact program staff listed below.**

    Creative Learning Partnerships (CLP) 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 CLP program incorporates successful elements of the three previous Education Partnerships programs: Artists in SchoolsVirtual Creative Professionals in Schools and Extended School Residencies.

    The CLP 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.

    2021 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
    • How to apply

    Don’t have a partner yet?  Watch the video above to find out how to add your name to a networking form for teachers and creatives.

    Key dates

    Round Opens: 9am, Thursday, 6 August 2020 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Round Closes: 5pm, Thursday, 1 October 2020*

    *Closing date extended: The deadline for the Creative Learning Partnerships program has been extended to 5pm, 1 October.

    Please note: We understand that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created uncertainty regarding future planning, travel and gatherings. When proposing projects for 2021, you should take COVID-safe practices into account and consider contingencies while still feeling free to present your creative ideas. Creative Victoria will be flexible on timelines, where possible, for the selected projects to ensure they can be realised in line with any public health measures or restrictions of the day.

    Project activity must commence after 19 April 2021 (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

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

    • 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.

    Please see the CLP program guidelines for further information.

    *To increase access and equity, schools that received CLP funding for the 2020, 2019 or 2018 rounds are ineligible for 2021 CLP funding

    Who to talk to

    Kathleen Hodgson: 03 8683 3114 or 1800 134 894 (toll free country Victoria only) or email at

    Links and downloads

    CLP Program Guidelines DOC, 271.5 KB
    CLP Application Drafting Tool DOC, 141.0 KB
    CLP Budget Guidance DOC, 40.0 KB
    CLP Declaration DOC, 40.5 KB
    CLP FAQs DOC, 32.0 KB
    CLP Creative Professionals Profile DOC, 43.5 KB
    Creative Victoria Budget Drafting Tool XLS, 159.0 KB