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The Arts Centre in Melbourne is Australia’s
largest and busiest performing arts centre,
offering up to 6,000 music, theatre and
dance events involving two to three million
participants, visitors a nd patrons each year.
It also offers some of Australia’s most popu-
lar a rts education progra ms .
Education programs have been running
at the Arts Centre since its doors opened
in 1982. Programs are run on-site in the
Theatres Building – the one with the spire
on top! – and at Hamer Hall and in the
Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne’s
Royal Botanic Gardens. The Arts Centre
also takes its programs off-site in regional
re sidencies and direct part nership projects
with schools in Victoria. I ncreasingly, the
Arts Centre is delivering programs online
and including new programs for visual
arts students. In 2011, the Arts Cent re will
welcome more than 100,000 children, stu-
dents, teachers, youth and families through
a diverse array of projects and programs in
the performing arts and new media.
Our progra m a reas include:
❙ education performances
❙ in- school and access progra ms
❙ visual arts and exhibitions education
❙ digital education projects
❙ professional learning
❙ youth initiatives
❙ Kids at the Arts Centre, and
❙ the Digital Learning Hub.
from music technology workshops for prep students to professional
learning events in the spiegeltent for teachers, the arts centre has plenty
of programs to support schools’ arts education, writes JeSSICA BeNDell.
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