Community Outreach Program

Australian National University Community Outreach Program

The ACT Government has a funding Deed with the Australian National University (ANU) to deliver a Community Outreach Program through the School of Music and the School of Art.

In 2013, the ANU School of Music, ANU School of Art, artsACT and Education and Training Directorate reviewed the programs offered through the ANU Community Outreach Program External Link, and revised the 2014-16 Program to more closely align it with the ACT Arts Policy Framework. It is anticipated that the revised Program will increase community participation levels, arts activity and professional development opportunities for artists and educators.

The 2014-16 ANU Community Outreach Program consists of the following projects:

  • Music Engagement External Link: The project provides professional development for teachers delivered at the School of Music and at identified ACT schools. The project provides on-going support for music in schools and for off campus music events. Performances include a combination of students, adults, professional musicians and community members. Materials and methods are both for specialist and generalist educators, and practice-related research outcomes that benefit the community.
  • Music Development: The project will have a priority for students in Years 7 to 12, however other year students can be involved. The project includes: advanced aural musicianship/theory classes (based on existing tertiary level classes and providing students with credit towards a BMus degree); chamber ensemble tuition and performance experience, with pathways for progression; participation in tertiary-level practical workshops and a range of other activities and performance/learning opportunities. The program is designed to complement school based and instrumental music programs.
  • Music for Colleges: The project delivers accredited music courses in classical and jazz. The project extends the ACT Education and Training Directorate curricula and enables students to complete a major in music for their Year 12 certificate.
  • Student Outreach and Engagement: School of Music students propose activities through an application process to realise music projects in partnership with external parties, including ACT Key Arts and Program funded organisations. This project supports outreach and engagement initiatives with both educational and performance outcomes that are championed by students, the ANU or ACT Government. Assessment against academic criteria will be undertaken by School of Music staff and artsACT representative.
  • Visual Arts Access: A range of open access visual arts community education courses offered annually at the School of Art, through the ANU Centre for Continuing Education
  • Visual Arts Community Outreach: Art Forum, The ACT Teachers Connections, Limelight Exhibition, Street Art Schools Event, Community Education
  • Library Access: Support for relevant ACT music and visual arts organisations to have access to the ANU libraries. Up to 25 standard corporate memberships are available on an annual basis. The membership includes borrowing rights for library material.
Llewellyn Hall Funding

Llewellyn Hall Funding is part of the Community Outreach Program. The Program supports ACT arts organisations with the cost of hiring Llewellyn Hall. Follow this link for more information about the Llewellyn Hall Funding Program.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Community Outreach

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra receives funding under this program to increase accessibility and engagement in music across the community including performing in non traditional places, regional ensemble touring and presenting new Australian work.