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Embed creativity in communities, schools and careers.


For over 45 years Carclew has given the children of South Australia outstanding creative experiences. Many South Australians can recall time spent at Carclew and many artists and arts workers across Australia can trace their early inspiration to a Carclew moment. Carclew has a role as influencer and connector for educators, training institutions, industry partners and government portfolios.

Providing strong leadership in arts and cultural programs that are relevant to today's children, young people and emerging arts professionals continues to be Carclew’s primary focus. We believe in the value of cultural literacy and our programs aim to nurture creative resilience. We keep a close and critical eye on how we design and deliver our programs so that we can be responsive in a changing world.

We know that: 

* Children and young people are, innately, analysts, commentators, problem solvers, collaborators and critical thinkers and bring curiosity and imagination to their art making.
* Responsive and innovative arts programming occurs in an environment of co-creation.
* Young South Australians who do not currently have access to arts experiences are our priority.
* Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have specific creative and cultural aspirations.
* Young makers are leaders in experimentation, emerging art forms, creative innovation and the use of technology in art making.
* The skills and tools for a successful arts career are complex and require ongoing development.
* Working with non-arts partners gives depth to our work and facilitates the exchange of skills and methodologies.
* Policy leadership emerges through critical discourse, evidence based research and industry benchmarking.

Our standards are unashamedly high – and we love what we do. We invite you to contact us.

Tricia Walton,
Chief Executive

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