The Creatives in Schools programme funds professional artists and creative practitioners to partner with schools and kura to share specialist artistic knowledge and creative practice with ākonga and students.
The Creatives in Schools programme is delivered by Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education in partnership with Te Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Creative New Zealand.
The Creatives in Schools learning experiences enhance students’ wellbeing; improves their core competencies in communication, collaboration, and creative thinking; and inspires their awareness of careers in the arts and creative sectors.
Pragmatica has evaluated the programme in 2020 and 2021, finding that Creatives in Schools is delivering important benefits to students, schools, creatives and communities, in fact beyond what could have been expected at this stage.
Two case studies were prepared to illustrate the benefits of the Creatives in Schools programme, showcasing Pacific performing arts and student led-choregraphy.
Click here to access the case studies.