Cultivating Creativity: A study of the Sydney Opera House’s Creative Leadership in Learning Program in schools is the result of a research partnership between the Australia Council for the Arts and Sydney Opera House.
The report provides powerful evidence of the ways in which creative learning approaches can build confidence, improve academic engagement, positively impact the culture of a school and enhance a sense of community.
The research also demonstrates the value of arts and creative activities for anticipating times of challenge and change. Creative methodologies can equip both students and the teaching community with the skills and capabilities required to meet difference, difficulty and the previously unimaginable with confidence.
Cultivating Creativity comes at a moment when the need for agile and creative thinking is critical.
It identifies new areas of professional and creative engagement for artists and their work, while also pointing to new and vital areas of activity for cultural organisations, and the role of creativity in future educational and community contexts.
Cultivating Creativity is an optimistic, exciting and hugely useful document that will help schools and cultural organisations adapt for the 21st century.
‘I commend the Australia Council and the Sydney Opera House on partnering to deliver this report, which offers valuable insights into the crucial role of arts and creativity in equipping our young people with the resilience and confidence they will need for the future.’
– Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher