Artists-in-Schools Program

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The Artists-in-Schools Program is a Creative Education Partnership initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts, in partnership with artsACT and the ACT Education and Training Directorate.

The Artists-in-Schools Program seeks to give young people and their school communities the opportunity to work with practicing artists and to learn more about the creative thinking process. It also aims to increase awareness of the role of artists in the community and their work.

2015 Artists-in-Schools Program

In 2015 Artists-in-Schools programs operated in four ACT Government primary schools: Charnwood-Dunlop Primary; Charles Conder Primary; Duffy Primary and Franklin Early Childhood School.

Artists working with schools in 2015 were Sean Davey (a photographic artist), Amelia Zaraftis (a visual and sculptural artist), Marianne Mettes (a puppeteer and performance artist) and Ruth Oliphant (a glass artist). Projects were delivered across the third and fourth school terms to support arts education in the curriculum. 

Follow this link for information about the program aims and artist selection documentation.

Information about the outcomes of the 2015 Artists-in-Schools Program will be available shortly.

Previous Programs

For more information about the Artists-in-Schools Program, please contact artsACT on 02 6207 2384 or email

Franki Sparke at Mawson Primary School