Evidence shows that participation in the arts and cultural activities can enhance the wellbeing of children and young people.
Report of the 2011 Thinker in Residence: Unlocking creativity
Creativity and Education
Submission to the Department of Culture and the Arts, May 2015
Towards a Strategic Directions Framework 2015-2030 Discussion Paper
Children’s Week Art Awards
The Commissioner has supported the Commissioner’s Choice Art Award as part of Children’s Week celebrations since 2008. Information about Children’s Week is available on the Children’s Week WA website.
Symphony for Perth – Perth Festival 2014
In 2014 the Commissioner supported the involvement of primary and high school students in an innovative musical production titled ‘Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea’, which ran as the Perth Festival 2014 finale. The students’ created music based on the sounds that represent Perth to them, which was submitted to Tod Machover, composer and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. Tod then crafted a symphony played live by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra on 1 March 2014. Read more about the Symphony for Perth 2014 project.
Children, Young People and the Arts Seminar 2013
Several leading arts practitioners took part in this seminar and they spoke passionately about their innovative projects and how children and young people have influenced productions and the final creative outcome.
House of Dreaming 2013 – Perth Festival 2013
As part of the Commissioner’s support of the Perth International Arts Festival performance House of Dreaming, several leading arts practitioners took part in a seminar that outlined their innovative projects and how children and young people have influenced productions and the final creative outcome. Read more about the Children, young people and the arts seminar.