Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Increasing access for students and teachers to engage in enriched learning through arts experiences.

The Creative Learning Partnerships Program offers grants between $60,000 and $250,000 per annum to deliver 2-year creative learning programs. 

The Creative Learning Partnerships Program enhances students’ (years 2 to 9) and educators’ creative learning capabilities in and through the arts. Programs will build educators' pedagogical capacities and increase access to and participation in the arts, cultural and creative activities.

A key concern addressed through the program is those students who are disadvantaged and least likely to have access to such opportunities to enrich their overall learning and engagement. As part of the Creative Learning Partnerships Program, arts organisations will work with identified clusters of schools to deliver programming over two years.


Applications are open to Western Australian based:

  • Arts and/or cultural organisations with a demonstrated history in working in creative learning*.
  • Western Australian primary and secondary government and non-government schools, including Catholic and independent schools. 
  • Learning service providers for children and young people with a demonstrated history of delivering creative learning programs. 

*This funding cannot support core activity of DLGSC Arts Organisations Investment Program (AOIP) funded recipients and major performing arts companies.

Please note this program excludes state operated arts and cultural institutions. 

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Projects beginning after Category
2022 9:00am 15 September 2022 Not applicable 4:00pm 27 October 2022 Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Funding overview

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Creative Learning Partnerships Program: $60,000 to $250,000 per annum to deliver two-year creative learning programs


You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

Creative Learning Partnerships Program guidelines


Creativity in and through the arts, positioned at the heart of a holistic education.


To deliver local creative learning initiatives to embed creativity across the curriculum in Western Australian schools. The Creative Learning Program aims to utilise artistic processes to enhance students' creative learning capacities, overall engagement and health and wellbeing outcomes.


The Creative Learning Program recognises that the following 5 program objectives are interdependent.

Primary objective

Enhance students’ and educators’ creative learning capabilities to increase engagement and support success across Western Australian curriculum areas and beyond.

Supporting objectives

  • Build the pedagogical and partnership capacities of arts organisations, creative practitioners, education leaders and teachers in Western Australia.
  • Foster creativity in schools by increasing access to, and participation in, arts, cultural and/or creative activities
  • Improve the engagement of disadvantaged students in schools, particularly in low-socioeconomic, i.e. low-Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) schools and/or in regional areas.
  • Enhance the health and wellbeing (mental, social, and/or physical) of students.

Your application should align with  all program objectives.

Key program priorities 

  • Low socioeconomic index and geographically disadvantaged schools.
  • Programs exposing students to enriching arts experiences instilling curiosity, creativity, imagination and empathy.
  • Programs engaging with students and educators in school years 2 to 9.
  • Programs that demonstrate cross-curriculum links beyond the arts.
  • Programs that incorporate elements of co-design with the schools, ensuring student and educator agency.
  • Programs that incorporate creative learning capacity building for creative practitioners.
  • Programs that incorporate creative learning capacity building for education leaders and/or teachers.
  • Programs that provide a legacy for school communities.

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Successful applications


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