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 Schools, Virtual 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!
- Developing a partnership
- Roles and responsibilities
- Developing a concept
- Supporting learning across the Victorian Curriculum
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.
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 email@example.com
Creative Learning Partnership applications are submitted via the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Grants Portal.
- Creative Learning Partnerships Program: START APPLICATION HERE
Links and downloads
- 2023 Creative Learning Partnerships Guidelines DOC, 308.0 KB
- 2023 Creative Learning Partnerships Guidelines (Accessible) DOCX, 55.2 KB
- 2023 Creative Learning Partnerships FAQs (Accessible) DOC, 61.5 KB
- List of ineligible schools for CLP 2023 (Accessible) XLSX, 25.1 KB
- 2023 Creative Learning Partnerships Application Drafting Tool DOCX, 65.1 KB
- Creative Victoria Budget Drafting Tool XLSX, 45.5 KB
- 2023 Creative Learning Partnerships Declaration DOC, 57.5 KB
- 2023 Creative Learning Partnerships Creative Professionals Profile DOC, 70.5 KB
Belmont High School, BELMONT, $10,000
Students will work with local Wadawurrung artist Billy Jay O’Toole and Wadawurrung First Peoples to learn about the meaning of Country, through studying Djilang's (Geelong) history, landscapes and heritage. Students will create murals and an illustrated book, and the local community will be invited to an event.
Abbotsford Primary School, ABBOTSFORD, $10,000
The Abbotsford DNA through Time
Creative professional, independent director and producer Ching Ching Ho works with students to explore storytelling using writing, acting, voice work, movement and puppetry. Integrated images, objects, sound, singing and music will form part of the bilingual (Mandarin and English) performance. This project aims to cultivate positive intercultural curiosity, awareness and understanding of students’ living and school environments.
Loreto College, BALLARAT, $10,000
Year 8 students work with actor and television producer Marko Jovanovic on a social and performance confidence project. The project aims to support students’ transition from home learning ‘cocoons’ into social creatives by reflecting on what they have learned about themselves during a time of isolation and drawing upon it to deepen their collective understanding. Students will develop interpersonal skills and creative risk taking through collaborative brainstorming and improvisation, culminating in a performance that showcases their journey.
Coburg Primary School, COBURG, $10,000
Students work with creative producers Mala and Glenn to explore the cycle of life, death, decay and re-birth through compost. Mala and Glenn will expand the students’ knowledge of the school garden through interactive visual art, design, building and costume making, with the project culminating in a compost costume parade and dance party for the school community.
Bellbrae Primary School, BELLBRAE, $10,000
An Exploration of Ecological Identity
Students and teachers will be guided by artist Geoffrey Carran to observe and explore local bushland, fauna and art, and to respond through drawing, painting, collage and photography. Students will exhibit their artworks at the Bellbrae student expo. The project forms part of a deeper school conversation about re-connection to community through stories of place.
Melton Secondary College (CaLM Campus), MELTON, $35,000
Students work with creative organisation Dream Big Circus Inc. to explore belonging, celebration and identity by combining circus, music, dance, video, projection, photography and street art. The project aims to encourage students to find their own niche and develop a love of creative self-expression while improving their literacy skills. The project finale will be an exhibition, screening and performance event.
Little Bendigo Primary School, NERRINA, $10,000
Song writing and Recording
Students from Prep to Grade 6 collaborate with professional musician, songwriter and educator Dr Amie Sexton to write and record songs. Students will develop musical and literacy knowledge as musical storytellers, while learning skills in creating, editing, recording and performing. Recordings will be published on the school website.
Newhaven Primary School, NEWHAVEN, $35,000
We are Home
Years 5 and 6 students undertake ‘deep mapping’ of the local community with creative organisation Kids Thrive and its creative team of photographers and visual, sound and performance artists. Students will explore their emotional, physical and cultural relationship to place and environment, rekindling their sense of connection, belonging and emotional wellbeing. Using senses, memory and imagination, students will develop visual, aural and performative ‘maps’ of belonging.
Niddrie Autistic School, NIDDRIE, $10,000
Students work alongside professional actor, theatre maker and teaching artist, Briony Farrell. Through collaborative drawing, storytelling tasks, drama games and sensory play experiences, students will discover various ways of transforming the internal world of their emotions into colour, shape, movement, sound, language and character. The project culminates in a performance for family and caregivers.
Tambo Upper Primary School, TAMBO UPPER, $10,000
Wall of Hope
Tambo Upper Primary School is located in an area subjected to both the Black Summer bushfires and floods. For their project, students will work with artist Simon White to explore art and creativity with a focus on hope and overcoming adversity. Students will be asked to reflect on what their school community has meant to them during difficult times, and their ideas will be represented in a mural. The school will host a community event to celebrate the artwork.
Bendigo South East Secondary College, FLORA HILL $35,000
Discovering Germany in Bendigo
Students and teachers work with creative organisation The Story Players to explore the history of German immigrants in Bendigo. German residents connected to the region will be invited to share their stories which will inform the development of a German language theatre performance. The project aims to boost confidence and skills of students learning German by integrating drama and storytelling with language.
Belvoir Wodonga Special Developmental School, WODONGA, $35,000
A Land of Snow and Ice
Students work with creative organisation Hothouse Theatre to explore wildlife of the Arctic, the Svalbard Global Seed Bank program and the impacts of climate change through immersive and sensory theatre. Students will learn about effective action for sustainability as they collect and use recycled materials throughout the project, to create an immersive theatre set for a performance for school peers.
Wodonga Senior Secondary College – Shepparton Flexible Learning Centre, SHEPPARTON, $10,000
Dare to Animate
Students work with creative Annette Walton-Guerin to explore ways that animation and film can be used to share stories about identity and belonging. The project aims to give students a sense of agency, while improving their oral, visual, text-based and ICT literacy. Student animations will be showcased at a celebratory event at the school.
Horsham College, HORSHAM, $10,000
Sculpture with Donel Molloy-Drum
Year 7 to 10 students work with artist Donel Molloy-Drum to create sculptures, drawing inspiration from the local landscape as well as their local gallery and Donel Molloy-Drum’s workshop. Students will be challenged to explore how cardboard and paper can be manipulated into sculptural forms before co-designing works for an exhibition themed around “permanence and impermanence”. A group of students will progress to collectively consider a permanent work of wood and metal.
St Peters School, LONG GULLY, $10,000
Students explore aspects of their own identity, backgrounds and cultural values, and how they are connected as a school and wider community. Under the guidance of creative partner, Vern Hardie of The Connected Circus, students will investigate how light, movement, sound and colour express emotions and tell meaningful narratives to create a digital artefact using a range of technologies, including film making, photography and podcasting to be presented as audio-visual exhibition for the school community.
Hampton Park Secondary College, HAMPTON PARK, $10,000
Students work with ensemble and recording musician Djulz Jade Chambers on a music and wellbeing project. This project draws together deep listening practices, immersion in nature, movement and drumming practices to explore the unity we share with the natural world and each other. Learnings will be showcased through a performance for the wider school community.
Broadmeadows Special Developmental School, BROADMEADOWS, $10,000
Students work with creative professional, Natalie Estay Valenzuela to explore culture, identity, place, home and tradition, with the aim of celebrating the school community and its diversity. The project will question the concept of ‘home’ and its meaning to students, through textile design, painting and screen printing and culminates in an exhibition of their discoveries.
Warrnambool College (WAVE Campus), WARRNAMBOOL, $35,000
Ride the Creative WAVE
Students partner with local creative organisation One Day Studios to explore storytelling. Students will focus on traditional and digital literacy through writing and communicating their ideas using technology. Students will also develop skills in game design and digital platforms. The project aims to provide career pathway skills and learning in creative technologies.
Cairnlea Park Primary School, CAIRNLEA, $10,000
Students work with multi-media environmental artist Joanne Mott to investigate the power of words. Utilising a range of sculpture techniques and mediums, students will make site-based artworks across the school grounds to test whether the meanings and materiality of sculpted words can inspire positive thoughts, help us feel, or change someone’s mindset. Through a collaborative process of delving into the power of words, students will become agents of positive change for both themselves and others.
Gowrie Street Primary School, Shepparton, $35,000
A dual-residency exchange will see students become 'artists in residence' at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), and ACCA educators and artists setting up camp at the school. Students will consider the question, “What is public space and what role can they, as artists, play in it?” ACCA’s exhibition Who’s Afraid of Public Space? will kickstart a series of artist-led workshops, city-adventure excursions and exhibitions of the students’ artworks at both at ACCA and within their local community.
Glenroy Secondary College, Glenroy, $31,885
Students will join forces with Western Edge Youth Arts to transform a short story into a short film. They will explore creative practices, including performance, acting, cinematography, movement and production design, and use these to enhance ideas and stories told through text. They will establish student-led production teams to produce their short films.
Seymour Flexible Learning Centre, Seymour, $35,000
Students will be mentored in a visual arts project by street art organisation 90 Degrees Creative to explore ways that public art can communicate a sense of place and enable pride of place. Students will work with the creative crew on the creation of street art collaborations.
Sacred Heart Primary School, Fitzroy, $35,000
Students will work with creative organisation Storyscape to explore identity, asking “How do culture, family and experiences all shape identity?” Together they will use creative writing, song writing, narrative therapy processes, digital storytelling, participatory video, photography and theatre making to build skills and present a community performance.
Wonthaggi North Primary School, Wonthaggi, $10,000
Students will join with creative duo Lucy Parkinson and Gonzalo Varela to explore ancient ecosystems as well as changes in their local ecology and in their own lives. Using fieldwork and fossils as inspiration, students will create interactive, moving theatrical scenery and a large-scale puppet based on the Cape Patterson Claw to tell their stories.
Beeac Primary School, Beeac, $10,000
Students will team up with creative professional Penelope Bartlau to tell digital stories of their environment in a geography-based research and performance project. Geo-location technology will be utilised by students to learn about the land and develop tales of their country. Students will learn performance and production skills, including live storytelling and puppetry, to share their discoveries in a performance for their local community.
Mount Pleasant Primary School, Mount Pleasant, $10,000
A partnership between students and creative professional Mairin Briody will explore the question “what is my impact?” as they contribute to a wishing well installation. Students will learn about composition, form and colour theory while examining themes of self-esteem and respect. The project will culminate in a collaborative mural.
Ararat Secondary College, Ararat, $10,000
Ararat Schools Resilient Art program sees Ararat Secondary College take the lead in a community partnership between a cluster of small, local schools in the Ararat region and visual artist Alyshia McInnes. Together they will explore themes of gratitude and happiness, developing resilience, community connections and wellbeing. The project will culminate in an interconnected art installation for the local region.
East Preston Islamic College, East Preston, $10,000
Taking inspiration from both Islamic and Australian art, students will explore their understanding of self through text and visual art. Working with writer Alice Pung, they will learn creative writing techniques and generate their own writings and artworks. Their project will culminate in the publication of the students’ work.
Tempy Primary School, Tempy, $10,000
Directing and composing a documentary set in the Mallee region, students will be guided by theatre-maker, playwright, director, composer Anthony Crowley. Students will use the metaphor of a wheat harvest to explore the theme of ‘emergence’ utilising their new skills in music, soundscape, art, video, story and poetry.
Yea Primary School, Yea, $10,000
Students will work with creative professional Jens Altheimer to explore the theme of ‘connectedness’ by examining relationships with family, friends, society, place, nature and the world. They will experiment with different artistic disciplines, including video, theatre, movement, shadow puppetry, painting and sound. The project will culminate with an event that brings together video projection and live performance, presented to their local community.
Fitzroy Primary School, Fitzroy, $10,000
Students will work with professional podcaster Oscar Jolly to develop the skills required to create their own podcasts. The project will explore the student’s understanding of the world around them, their place in it and how to express their thoughts and feelings to an audience.
Outdoor School - Bogong Campus, Bogong, $10,000
Working with author Craig Dent, students will imagine and create their visions of the future wilderness in the Bogong High Plains and Village areas in the year 2040. Inspired by global research, students will be engaged through creative writing and visual arts. The students’ writing will be brought to life through 3D virtual rendering of their imaginings of the future.
Nullawarre and District Primary School, Nullawarre, $10,000
Working with visual artists Taree Mackenzie and Danielle O'Brien, students will research ways of communicating identity through text and representational forms. Students will learn ways to articulate themselves and make connections through colour, light and shape.
Altona North Primary, $35,000
‘Nip IT’ is a live performance project bringing together theatre artists, a digital game designer and students to develop a live, participatory game exploring the world of online games. Along the way, students will explore links and differences between ‘real world’ and online games, between playing a game and being played by a game. Kids Thrive is an arts and community organisation committed to child-led social change.
Belle Vue Park Primary School, $10,000
‘Storytelling via Film’ is a project designed by documentary filmmaker and photographer Greta Tucker to give students the agency to tell their stories through film, animation and music. Students will be encouraged to express themselves outside of the traditional classroom setting, promoting curiosity, enthusiasm for learning, new skills, teamwork and ultimately confidence.
Braemar College, $10,000
Theatre Artist Dr. Dave Kelman will join Year 8 students and teachers for ‘Surreal Tales - A Journey into Symbol’, a student-led theatre project encouraging students to write original short theatre pieces that explore their feelings and social concerns through metaphor and humour, culminating in a performance for the school community.
Carrum Primary School, $10,000
Students from Grades 5 and 6 will work with ABC broadcaster and author Paul Kennedy to write and produce Carrum Chronicles, a series of local history podcasts. The series will be broadcast on community radio station Radio Carrum. A short documentary on the process and an accompanying education kit will be developed as a ‘how to’ guide for other schools.
East Loddon P-12 College, $10,000
‘Our Land’ is a street art project raising cultural awareness of the rich First Nations history of the area, as well as the strong agricultural history, through a deep-dive investigation that will culminate in a series of art installations created on transportable 'canvases' such as grain bins, dilapidated tractors and other agricultural equipment for display throughout the community. Artist Reece Hendy will work with students and teachers to deliver the project.
Hume Central Secondary College, $10,000
Year 8 art students will collaborate with artist Yandell Watson and the Centre of Projection to produce ‘The Light’, hand-drawn projection artworks that will be displayed on various buildings throughout the local area. Students will draw inspiration from the theme ‘past, present and future’, employing techniques such as stop motion and other animation to create the series of works.
Maharishi School, $35,000
‘Grandmother Moon’ is an exploration of the night sky through the lens of First Peoples culture and storytelling. Working with Penelope Bartlau from Barking Spider Visual Theatre, students will use installation art, performance, song and puppetry to examine the connection between the stars, planets and Earth according to First Peoples storytelling.
Simpson Primary School, $10,000
‘Journey Beyond Rural Roads’ is a digital media project that will get students experimenting with animation, software programs, claymation, photography, video production and green screen design to create a local history film.
Staughton College, $10,000
Through ‘Art Activism - Conceptual Installations’ students will work with artist Ben Taranto to understand how artists conduct research to express a message through their work. Students will conduct research into world issues of their choice and develop skills to communicate their findings, thoughts and opinions through their own artworks. The project culminates in collaborative artworks that use contemporary materials such as video projection and found objects from the school.
Tate Street Primary School, $10,000
Students will investigate the issues and ethical questions surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) in ‘That Which Makes Us Human...’, a theatre and creative writing project encouraging students to think critically about complex moral and ethical issues. Theatre artist Jane Rafe will guide students on their journey through the latest developments and research in the field of AI, as well as film and literary references, as they consider what makes us human.
Wantirna South Primary School, $10,000
In ‘WaSPS 80 Years and Still Flying’, students will work with artist Brett Ashby to create a mural exploring local history and identity. Through a consultation process that will include the broader school community, local Council and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, students will learn how to engage a community to create a meaningful and inclusive artwork for all. The mural will be displayed in the school’s common outdoor space.
Waratah Special Developmental School, $10,000
Drama therapist Amanda Musicka-Williams will deliver ‘The Safety Toolbox - keeping yourself safe’, a program for students who have moderate to severe intellectual disabilities exploring concepts of personal space, types of behaviours and relationships. Students will explore these concepts by creating stories that will become short drama pieces.
Western English Language School, $35,000
‘Neon Stories’ brings together students, members of Footscray Community Arts Centre and award-winning artists from Indirect Object for an immersive, hands-on art installation project. Students will work collaboratively to create a sculptural artwork that combines interactive technology with sustainably sourced and recycled materials. The work will be inspired by the question, ‘if you could open a door to anywhere, where would you go?’
Yarrawonga P-12 College, $10,000
Author Dee White will take students on a creative writing journey for ‘Write on the Murray - Everyone has a story to tell’, a project giving students the skills and inspiration to write their own stories. Along the way, students will consider the role of storytelling in the history and culture of an area, well as their place in the wider world. The project will culminate in a published anthology of student works.
Birmingham Primary School - Mount Evelyn, $10,000
As part of the school’s 40th anniversary celebrations, this project saw students in grades 5 and 6 work with visual artist Robert Scholten to explore the many intercultural stories from within the school community. Students worked with each other, their families, teachers and the local community to further gather stories and help define the idea of a ‘Birmingham identity’.
Clunes Primary School, $10,000
Year 6 students will work with artists Christy Flaws and Luke O'Connor from physical theatre company Asking for Trouble to create a circus and physical theatre performance that explores the idea of a hero’s journey. Students will examine their own stories and heroic moments. They will write scripts and create a collaborative performance on the themes of resilience, journeys and overcoming challenges.
Coburg Primary School, $10,000
Students in grades 3 and 4 will work with artists Sarah Austin and Alex Walker to creatively explore the things children think about when they are lying awake at night – from fear, to excitement, worry or joy. The students will interview each other and their parents and will then work with Sarah and Alex to translate their research material into vignettes of music, movement, puppetry and physical theatre which will be performed across a range of sites on the school campus.
Coldstream Primary School, $10,000
Students from prep to grade 2 have worked with visual artist David Monks to create an exciting new space at the school that encourages reading. Students created artworks and installations for the space and throughout the project they learned about how creativity and design can transform an environment and change behaviour.
Collingwood College, $35,000
In partnership with local artist-run-initiative Bus Projects, students in grade 3 and 4 will work with artist and digital games designer Harry Lee on a project that will explore local spaces, the way people interact and move from place to place. Students will create multi-media artworks and sound recordings and will devise a performance using interactive technology. The project will culminate in the creation of a ‘walking school bus' – a trail that leads from the school to Bus Projects headquarters.
Dandenong Primary School $35,000
Monash University Museum of Art and lead artist Kym Maxwell will work with students in grades 3 and 4 to explore the notion of collecting and how it shapes the history and culture of a community. Students will learn about the curation process and will create an exhibition. They will also work with artists to collect stories that will form the basis of a theatre work to be performed at the school and museum.
Derrinallum P-12 College, $10,000
Students from prep to year 10 will work with artist Toni Main and the Mount Elephant Volcanic Centre to develop a large scale performance work. During the project, students will collect local stories about the nearby extinct volcano, known as Mount Elephant, and will share their own personal stories about what it means to have this iconic mountain in their backyard. The final performance will be staged in the grounds of the Volcanic Centre as part of 'Waking the Giants' – a major community celebration paying tribute to the mountain.
Eltham Primary School $35,000
Contemporary art organisation, School with No Walls, worked with students in grades 5 and 6 to create a large scale performance installation that explores concepts of how living things adapt to environments, how the environment affects survival, and how people impact on the environment.
Emerald Secondary College, $10,000
Students worked with artist Jane Brown on a project that will explore the idea that beauty and value can be found in everyone and anything. Students created an interactive sculpture for the school’s sensory garden. The sculpture was made using metals, wheels, wire and scrap materials with the idea of creating beauty where others cannot see it.
Footscray City Primary School, $10,000
In this whole school project, actor Daniela Farrinaci, will work with students on a project that explores the many facets of voice – from the ‘inner’ voice to the voice of a community. Students will explore voice from a range of perspectives and will create performances, spanning music, theatre, dance and more which will be performed as part of the school’s annual Big Day Out festival.
Geelong East Primary School $10,000
Students from grades 3 and 4 will work with artist Angie MacMillan on a puppetry and storytelling project that will explore and celebrate the landscape surrounding the school and the wildlife of the area. Students will learn Indigenous stories about local birds and will explore Indigenous culture, tradition and beliefs. Students will then work with Angie to create puppets and will share their findings in a performance for the local community.
Mooroopna Secondary College, $28,000
Students in years 9 and 10 will work with the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) team and artists Masato Takasako, Katie Jacobs and Trent Walter on a project that will familiarise them with the museum environment and demystify the art-making process. Students will participate in workshops focusing on creating installations, ceramics and printmaking which will give them an understanding of how art is made, how it is discussed and how it is presented in a museum.
Mother of God School - Ardeer, $10,000
Students in grades 4-6 will work with artists Jenny Ellis and Jeremy Lavender of Little Wing Puppets to learn the art and craft of Japanese Bunraku style puppetry. Students will work with the artists to share their personal stories and will then create a script and a puppetry performance that explores personal identity.
Rainbow P-12 College, $10,000
Students in years 9 and 10 will work with sculptor Alex Sanson on a sculpture project that explores how energy is transferred from one surface to another. This creative project will encompass aspects of physics, mathematics and technology as students learn about the relationship between force, motion and energy to create a large scale kinetic sculpture.
St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre – North Melbourne, $35,000
Students will work with Arts House and lead artist Kate Sulan on a project that explores the importance of resilience. Kate will work with students to design and create their own personal emotional preparedness kit – a ‘grab and go’ bag that students could use in the case of an emotional emergency. Kate will work with students to design and craft their individualised kit which will contain specially created items that fill each student with a sense of hope, calm and joy. The project will culminate in an exhibition at Arts House in August.
St Kilda Park Primary School, $10,000
Students in grades 3-6 will work with artists and writers Maryanne Lynch and Richard Holt on a ‘micro-fiction’ creative writing project that explores the many histories - real and imagined - of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Students will take part in specially-designed writing walks where they will learn about local Indigenous history as well as ecological and urban geography. They will then develop imaginative written responses which will be translated into digital art, and performances to be presented to the school community.
Warrnambool East Primary School, $10,000
Students from grades 5 and 6 will work with multi-disciplinary artist Vicky Shukuroglou and writer, editor and anthologist Bruce Pascoe to explore the Aboriginal history of the region and to share their own connections to Country. Vicky will work within the school environment and Bruce will be a virtual creative professional ‘attending’ the sessions via online ‘polycom’ technology. Throughout the project, students will connect with local Elders and will develop skills in drawing, writing, photography and performance and will create a collection of artworks that share their learnings. The student’s work will form a book that will invite readers to explore their own connections to, and understanding of, the country that surrounds them.