Welcome to the new school year. The Arts Unit, as part of the Learning and Teaching Directorate of the Department's state office, continues to provide a broad range of arts and literacy programs, events and initiatives.
From 2017, the unit is led by team leaders, responsible for different aspects of the unit's activities:
Arts Programs and Initiatives Coordinator, John Benson, oversees performing arts, visual arts and literacy programs.
Manager, Arts Unit Operations and Administration, Richard Spiewak, oversees unit-wide resources and support, including the state responsibilities of Arts Coordination Officers from Educational Services, led by Student Access and Engagement Officer, Michelle Stephens.
Arts Initiatives Advisor, Sonja Sjolander, oversees events, arts initiatives and the creative direction of the Schools Spectacular.
In 2017 The Arts Unit will continue to identify student potential and provide opportunities to enhance student learning, develop teachers’ skills and knowledge and showcase outstanding student achievement. I encourage you to use The Arts Unit’s Strategic Plan and the Arts Education Framework to identify opportunities for students and teachers alike.
I wish you a successful 2017. We look forward to working with you and to realise the unit’s vision - that highly motivated and engaged students, led by exceptional staff, realise their creative potential in and beyond the school.
Director, Arts, Sports and Initiatives
Rural and Remote
As part of The Arts Unit’s support of the Department of Education and Communities’ Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a Participation Subsidies to students and teachers from rural and remote schools. This financial support is to facilitate engagement of students who are accepted into a number of our programs.
Many of our program attract a subsidy so please see each art form on this website for more information.
Please note: If interest exceeds available funds, allocation of the Participation Subsidy will be prioritised based on remoteness.
Subsidies will be confirmed with acceptance notification.
We currently have a position available for a digital strategies projects officer 2017. If you are interested in this position please complete the attached request for quote. For any further inquiries please contact The Arts Unit on 8512 1100.