Carclew Receives Funding Boost To Help Disadvantaged Schools

Musica Viva in Schools. Image Credit: Keith Saunders
Scarlett Di Maio
| September 11, 2017

Carclew, South Australia’s only multi-disciplinary art form organisation dedicated to people aged 26 and under, has received a grant through Perpetual’s IMPACT Philanthropy Program to deliver a Collaborative Music Education Program (CMEP) across seven disadvantaged South Australian primary schools.

The $88,200 program will be tailored to the individual needs of the students and will involve arts bodies including Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Youth Orchestras, Adelaide Festival Centre and Musica Viva.

The program will be rolled out over the 2018 school year and will feature live performances, teacher professional development, and both ensemble and individual music tuition.

Carclew CEO, Tricia Walton, welcomes the opportunity to improve education outcomes for local disadvantaged schools. “This collaborative and coordinated approach will ensure that students receive a thorough, broad and high quality music education,” Walton said.

“There is a significant amount of research into the benefits of music education. It demonstrates compelling evidence for the positive impacts on literacy, personal, social, listening and language skills – enhancing overall academic attainment.”

The CMEP will trial a model of collaboration that allows connections with a larger, longer-term arts education program, with the capacity to be scaled up and rolled out across more schools in the future.

Perpetual is one of Australia’s largest wealth managers, and acts as trustee for approximately 1,100 charitable trusts and endowments distributing more than $80 million to not-for-profits via their IMPACT Philanthropy Program.

Perpetual’s National Manager of Philanthropy Caitriona Fay said Carclew stood out amongst competitors. “We invest in strengthening not-for-profit organisations like Carclew because we believe they can facilitate positive changes in their community.”

Established in 1971, Carclew provides young people with opportunities to try different art forms, supports emerging artists to develop their craft and advocates for youth arts practice. They run workshops, events, arts projects, funding programs, and skill development opportunities.

Music is known to be enormously beneficial for young people, our recently released Music is Good Fact Sheet contains all of the latest research.

For more information on the Carclew CMEP visit their website here.

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