Creative Learning Partnerships (CLP)

Up to $35,000 is available from CLP to provide Victorian schools the opportunity to partner with creative professionals or arts and cultural organisations.

Creative Learning Partnerships (CLP)

Creative Learning Partnerships (CLP)

Creative Learning Partnerships provides the opportunity for Victorian schools to partner with creative professionals or arts and cultural organisations.  It involves school communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and creative professionals with diverse and challenging learning experiences.  The program generates innovative ways to engage students across the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10.



Creative Victoria is bringing together its two Education Partnerships school residency programs, Artists in Schools (AIS) and Virtual Creative Professionals in Schools (VCPS), into the new CLP program. The new, broader program will allow schools to partner with individual creative practitioners or creative organsations and for projects to roll out flexibly – either face to face or via virtual communication platforms.

CLP aims to show how creativity can enhance and advance education outcomes across the curriculum.



  • $10,000 for projects with one or two individual creative professionals working with the school for approximately 20 days.
  • $35,000 for projects with an arts or cultural organization working with the school for at least 20 days.



Victorian government, and non-government Schools can apply for funds to partner with either an individual creative professional or a creative organisation. Note: The school must be the applicant.

Applications are accepted from Victorian primary and secondary government and non-government schools, including schools for students with special needs.

Creative professionals or creative organisations partnering with the school must be Victorian.

For projects that involve an organisation, the organisation must be legally constituted.

2018 Program target groups:

  • Schools in the 2018 Regional Centre for Culture
  • Economically, socially and / or geographically challenged schools.
  • Secondary school projects with a creative industries pathways focus.
  • Creative professionals and organisations experienced in working with schools.
  • Projects that engage strongly with the Digital Technologies Curriculum learning area.
  • Projects that demonstrate STEM curriculum links.
  • Projects that engage Aboriginal or diverse creative professionals or



Applications close October 2017.


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