Your opportunity to comment on the Australian Curriculum Review
Feedback is now invited on proposed revisions to the Australian Curriculum. Responses will help ensure the Australian Curriculum continues to remain world-class and meets the needs of students.
On 12 June 2020, Australia’s education ministers agreed it was timely to review the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum, which outlines the core knowledge and skills to be taught to students from Foundation to Year 10, wherever they live in Australia.
In addition to the previous email re Arts Funding, Drama Australia urges all members to write to their local Federal MPs.
Drama Australia has written to the Prime Minister and Federal Arts Minister advocating for increased funding to the Australia Council for the Arts to support theatre organisations that did not receive core funding beyond 2021 especially those companies that provide young people with creative pathways and opportunities beyond the classroom.
Drama Australia and Drama Victoria encourages each member to write to their local Federal politicians expressing their concerns about the Australia Council funding shortfall and the COVID-19 pandemic in regards to the decimation of the arts industry. Click here for Drama Australia letter as a guideline for your letter.
When you write to your local Federal MP please CC The Hon. Paul Fletcher Federal Minister for Communication, Cyber Safety and the Arts at Paul.Fletcher.MP@aph.gov.au.
PS: Salutation examples when sending emails to your members of parliament
Dear The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP
Dear Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Conclude your letter with: ‘Sincerely’ [your name], Drama [state/territory] member.
Thanks for your assistance in this important issue.
DRAMA AUSTRALIA NEWS
On Friday, 3rd April 2020, the Australia Council for The Arts announced the outcome of their Four Year Funding for organisations. This grant process is only for small to medium companies as the Major Performing Arts Companies fall under a different arrangement. A number of organisations were unsuccessful and will receive only one year of ‘transitional’ funding.
For a list of those who were successful and those who were unsuccessful/transitioning – CLICK HERE
Among the unsuccessful organisations are several youth arts theatre companies including Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP, NSW), Barking Gecko (WA), Shopfront Youth Arts (NSW), St Martins (VIC), and several other organisations like HotHouse Theatre (Albury/Wodonga), La Mama (VIC), Brown’s Mart Theatre (NT), Creative Recovery Network (QLD), Australian Script Centre, Feral Arts (QLD), Polyglot Puppet Theatre (VIC), PlayWriting Australia and many others across drama/theatre and all the other artforms.
The NAAE have released a statement and Drama Australia has also written to the Prime Minister and Federal Arts Minister.
We are committed to supporting our members teaching online. We will be sharing our resources with members. We also encourage and welcome your contributions.
November 26 to 28 Hedberg Centre
A 5 art forms conference where we can hopefully celebrate our release from self isolation
There’s always something coming up with Drama Tasmania. From our state conferences either in Hobart or Launceston, to the Drama Australia National Conference. This Year we are running a series of shorter workshops after school. These are relaxed and fun opportunities to meet other Drama Teachers, learn a few new things to do in class and share a laugh or two.
DRAMA TAS State Conference
Saturday 27 March– St Patrick’s College – Croagh Campus Launceston.
After an overwhelming response for live workshops to continue from our members survey – we have delivered again! Now is your time to reconnect and COLLABORATE with colleagues, recharge your batteries and register today. A fantastic variety of masterclasses on offer. Support your professional organisation and update some skills.
Conference Information and registration details to come
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