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LATEST SHOWS ADDED

17 June 2018

Some great new shows going up.

Check out Perth's AWESOME ARTS events - these first two are multifaceted experiences - with shows/workshops/exhibitions over 4 hours included in the ticket price.

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Latest Grants From Carclew

14 June 2018

South Australia's Carclew has just announced the latest recipients of their Development Grants. These are for young early career artists. The $55,000 pot was divided between 11 artists.

The largest grant of nearly $10,000 was to 26 year old Stephanie Jaclyn (pictured below) to make a short film.

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The full listing of the grant recipients, their funding and projects is below. So fantastic to see young artists encouraged!

Fi Fraser | funded $1,500
Mentorship with award winning South Australian author Rebekah Clarkson.

Gabrielle Lane | funded $6,525
To present 'Good Mother' at Adelaide Central Gallery at Adelaide Central School of Art.

Taylor Pfeiffer | funded $1,951
Travel for professional development to Nashville and North Carolina.

Liam Roche | funded $5,333
For Neon Tetra to undertake the recording, mixing and mastering of their upcoming EP 'When the Morning Comes Again' (working title).

Becky Hall | funded $6,725
To produce, record and release a debut EP.

Danielle Barrie | funded $5,031
For the research, professional development and creation of new works during a two-week residency at the Bundanon Trust.

Bernadette Klavins | funded $2,353
For the presentation of a body of new sculptural work.

Charlotte Campbell | funded $3,000
To attend the Mediterranean Opera Studio’s six-week intensive summer school.

Patrick Klavins | funded $2,930
Mentorship with acclaimed British actor, director and teacher Gerrard McArthur.

Shane Cook | funded $10,000
To undertake a professional and project development program mentored by local Adelaide professional graffiti artist, Adam Poole.

Stephanie Jaclyn | funded $9,930
To create a short film with the intention of entering it into major film festivals.

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Innovative new music course at Uni of Sunshine Coast

12 June 2018

From the beginning of 2018, USC is offering a new Music major. Led by internationally acclaimed musicians Sean O’Boyle AM (pictured at left) and Suzanne Kompass, the major is for music lovers, performers and producers who want to understand the modern music industry and hone their performance skills. 

The Music major is offered as part of USC's Bachelor of Creative Industries. Most Music courses do not have prerequisites and can be studied as electives.

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Congrats to all those honoured today!

11 June 2018

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Have a great long weekend!

8 June 2018

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Only a few weeks to holidays

4 June 2018

Make the most of these last hard working weeks before the winter break. 

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Coming soon

3 June 2018

Don't miss Expressions Dance Company's fantastic new collaborative work 4Seasons 四季

Opens at QPAC on June 14. Discounts for students. Detials

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New month, new season.

1 June 2018

Enjoy winter! Go to the theatre, concerts and exhibitions.

Image: Moliere's The Hypochondriac at Darlinghurst Theatre later this month. Details

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Haven't booked for book week yet?

31 May 2018

SFS has a number of great incursions for book week. Canny teachers booked last year if they wanted a show in the actual book week, but you might be lucky! Best idea is to give us a range of dates and if you know some days are better, tell which they are, so when we contact you, we can suggest dates/days that will suit.

Here are some of our shows targetting book week or reading variously for students from K-Yr 6.

Image: Book Week in Schools: Children's Book council of Australia shortlisted 2018 Picture Book.

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Naidoc Week 2018

29 May 2018

This year, Naidoc week is 8 -15 July.

If you would like to celebrate with an event with an indigenous element, here are some options.

As always, those who book earliest get the events in the actual week.

Image: Noongar for a Day (WA)

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Over 50,000 Australian school children booked into SFS events

24 May 2018

We're pleased to reach this milestone in May, auguring well for another big increase in our users this year. Thanks to all the teachers and companies who use our services. The aim was to make your lives easier and we guess it's working!

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Schools contribute to inequality

23 May 2018

Social and economic inequalities in schools is reflected in NAPLAN results. Schools with children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Year Five are two and a half years behind more advantaged schools in English, two years behind in Maths. By Year Nine, this has grown to four years in reading and numeracy, four and a half years in writing.

It's ironic that social and economic disadvantage is simply increased with schooling. The gap between the highest and lowest performing schools is the third largest in the OECD countries. Only Chile and Turkey have greater inequalities.

The recent report from the Committee for Economic Development in Australia (CEDA) suggests the answer is in socially integrated schools and intervening early if students start to fall behind.

This shameful gap needs to be addressed.

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