Objectives & Eligibility

Objectives

•  Strengthen, acknowledge and grow Arts education in schools by recognising and rewarding effective and outstanding teaching and learning practice in the Australian Curriculum: The Arts and/or in the SACE (Arts subjects).

•  Identify role models who demonstrate creativity and innovation by outstanding teachers in The Arts in guiding students to realise their potential.

•  Acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contribution made by outstanding Arts educators.

•  Celebrate the role of Arts education and its place in the community.

•  Recognise and reward individual outstanding Arts educators.

•  Stimulate further opportunities for creativity and innovation amongst educators for children and young people.

•  Provide opportunities for outstanding teachers of The Arts to engage in quality professional learning in The Arts

Eligibility

Applicants for the public school category of the awards must be a teacher of The Arts who is school-based and has been working for at least 3 consecutive years with the Department for Education.

Applicants for the non-government school category of the awards must be a teacher of The Arts who is school-based and has been working for at least 3 consecutive years in an Independent or Catholic school.

Applicants for the early career category must be a teacher of The Arts who is school based and in their first five years of teaching; this includes contract, TRT and ongoing appointments.

Previous recipients of the award are not eligible to reapply.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residence status in Australia.

Applicants are to propose a professional learning program at the time of application or indicate the type of professional learning they intend to undertake and if successful, manage their activities in consultation with the Executive Director, Educators SA.

All funding must be acquitted by the end of the 2023 calendar year unless otherwise negotiated. This timeline may be extended if COVID impacts on awardees’ ability to implement their plans.

The award cannot be used to support business development or private enterprises.

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