Partnering Up with PerthFest
A little something you should know by now about us - we love a bit of education
Particularly, we love schools.
So much so that each year, we partner up with a select number of schools to provide access to the arts in a way the school/community group may not otherwise experience.
Check out who our partner schools are this year and how they scored the golden Perth Festival ticket!
In 2018 & 2019 we had 3 partner schools - this year, we have 6
- Dianella Secondary College
- Gilmore College
- Swan View Senior High School
- Girrawheen Senior High School
- Balga Senior High School
- Edmund Rice Centre WA
You might have noticed one of these isn't a school - this year we are trialing a service organisation, Edmund Rice Centre WA, due to recognising their range of youth programs and the extraordinary work they already do for young people who might not be as engaged at school.
Idols workshop with 2019 Perth Festival artist Ramesh Nithiyendran at Dianella Secondary College
Why have Partner Schools?
We acknowledge that many students miss out on effective arts education due to inequity of access and inadequate resourcing, so the Partner Schools program provides students with opportunities to watch, connect with and learn from the world’s leading visionary artists.
We also see wonderful value in making space for discussion, collaboration, conversation and learning with international, national and local performers and practitioners.
By students participating in activities designed to challenge and extend learning, they build agency, self-efficacy and critical thinking - vital life skills.
So, what do they get?
Perth Festival provides:
- Access to a tailored program of performances, workshops and professional development, free of charge.
- This can include direct contact with artists & behind the scenes experiences.
- All transport costs to and from events covered.
- Opportunity to give feedback on the program to make sure it remains relevant and dynamic for students.
What does this year's program involve?
- Hecate at Subiaco Arts Centre
- In-school Hecate Noongar language workshop led by Perth Festival Associate Artist & Hecate Writer & Director, Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]
- Bran Nue Dae community preview
- In My Blood It Runs at UWA Somerville
- In My Blood It Runs education launch – Professional Development for teachers and education staff
- Nominate a student to take part in Young Creatives
Want to know other ways Perth Festival engages with our community? Check out our Connect program!