Creatives in Schools
The Creatives in Schools programme is delivered by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatū Taonga and Creative New Zealand.
The Ministry of Education invites schools and kura throughout New Zealand to apply for funding to deliver a new creative project in partnership with a professional artist or creative practitioner.
Schools, kura, and creative(s) will apply and plan a project together. If your proposal is successful, schools and kura will work with the creative to deliver the creative experience for students and ākonga, lasting from 8 to 20 weeks.
Schools and kura can either work with creatives from your community or select one or more creatives on the Available creatives page.
We encourage all creatives interested in participating in Creatives in Schools to complete an Expression of Interest with the Ministry, so that interested schools can find them on the Available creatives page.
The creative learning experience will enhance the well-being of students and ākonga and develop their knowledge and skills in communication, collaboration, and creative thinking and practice. It will also raise their awareness of careers in the arts and creative sectors and benefit their preparedness for the future of work.