Spotlighting Arts Education Offerings

Below are some video case studies and links that show a range of unique education programs ‘on the ground’, for and within school communities.

This currently represents only a snapshot of arts+schools activity by youth performing arts companies across Australia.

Please contact us if you have a video case study or program link that you’d love to share for inclusion in this growing collection of examples.

South Australia

  • Patch and Windmill Theatre are examples of companies working to create curriculum integrated/or and interactive student engagement opportunities attached to live experiences. 
  • SA’s Act Now Theatre offers a number of interactive performances and workshops including Generation of Change, created with Reconciliation SA and reaching over 1200 students across the state. 
  • Cirkidz have created online circus learning with Tackerz TV and this vid shows their work helping students transition to high school. 
  • Now supported by the South Australian Department of Education, Carclew Youth Arts’ engagement model shows how a comprehensive program can reach and empower both students and teachers, including those in regional, remote and indigenous communities. 
Carclew Youth Arts Case Study


Goat Track Theatre Case Study


  • As well as extensive ongoing engagement across Tasmanian schools, DRILL Performance partnered with the Tasmanian Department of Education to create a series of online videos teaching contemporary dance and movement for upper primary students. 
  • Primary STOMPIN, an inclusive dance project, invites students from Northern Tasmanian primary schools to make a work about issues important to them.
STOMPIN Case Study

Western Australia

Sensorium Theatre Case Study


Arena Theatre Case Study

New South Wales

Tantrum Youth Arts Case Study

The Northern Territory

  • Corrugated Iron Youth Arts has had success engaging students by integrating circus into the whole-school PE Curriculum at Ludmilla Primary School, with circus now featured in the school song! The schools’ partnership with Corrugated Iron Youth Arts was sighted as being one of the most beneficial and productive partnerships seen in a school via a Northern Territory Government assessment.


  • Canberra Youth Theatre run popular, custom-designed after-school drama programs in several near-by schools, and offer other school show engagement opportunities.

National Connections

  • National connections are maintained with widespread school touring and engagement initiatives like those delivered by NSW’s Monkey Baa Theatre and CDP, VIC’s The Songroom and QLD’s Shake & Stir theatre co who send in-school touring teams across the country.  
  • In recent digital developments, Neo Learning, connected to the remote Western Australian community of Roebourne, is TAS-based Big Hart’s innovative online program that shares education content developed by First Nations young people.
  • As well as free access for online theatre shows and drama games through On Demand, ATYP’s On Demand Plus offers an online package for teachers, using literacy and drama strategies to explore the curriculum. 
  • Poetry in Action bring poetry to life through performances across the nation and internationally, including the Lilla Project in remote Central Australia.