Perth Arts Education Initiative


The Crown Resorts and Packer Family Foundations today announced that applications are now open for the third grant round of the $25 million Melbourne and Perth Arts Education Initiative.

The purpose of this funding is to provide support for Perth arts programs which are focussed on supporting education and promoting creativity, using art as the vehicle with which to engage participants with learning and their community.

Organisations based or delivering arts education programs in Perth schools and through local arts or community centres are invited to apply for funding. A broad spectrum of programs have previously been supported. For example, successful programs have included funding for music and dance programs in local primary schools; funding for Indigenous and cultural community programs; and funding for music programs delivered in juvenile detention centres.

Gretel Packer, Chair of the Packer Family Foundation and the Crown Resorts Foundation Advisory Board, said “We have been thrilled with the outcomes that our arts education program partners have achieved over the last few years. They have further demonstrated to us how arts programs can be wonderful, powerful tools to help all of us build self-esteem and confidence - two qualities that are integral to creating healthy, happy lives.”

Successful programs will be focussed on supporting education and fostering creativity, using art as the vehicle with which to engage participants with learning and their community.

For information on how to apply for funding from the Perth Arts Education Initiative visit – all applications must be received by 5pm on 10 May, 2019.

Round Two Program Outcomes:
In the Foundations’ most recent Perth Arts Education Initiative grant round, three years of funding (financial year 2017 to financial year 2019) was provided. Over three years, these programs annually provided the opportunity for:

  • over 9,000 students across Perth to participate in arts education programs, with a total of 52,000 hours of creative learning programs being delivered
  • 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to participate in arts education programs, with 9,400 hours of creative learning opportunities
  • 50 people with disability to participate, receiving almost 2,800 hours of creative learning opportunities
  • over 130 teachers to receive teacher training to support creative learning opportunities in schools across Perth.
Applications close
10 May 2019
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Arts organisation
All artforms
Grant Type
Community Partnership
Presentation & Promotion
Youth Arts
Applicant Type
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Crown Resorts Foundation Limited
+613 9292 8871