Ambitious, empowering arts experiences

Arena’s Creative Classrooms Program delivers inspiring, high-quality, immersive arts experiences to young people who are limited by geographic and other social barriers to accessing arts programs. Using innovative technology and artistic practices, the workshops encourage and empower students to be creative, critical thinkers and cultural agents within their community and beyond.

The workshops investigate ideas around digital technology and performance, in line with Arena’s interests in innovative theatre and Victorian State Education targets for digital literacy and arts. Workshops take place over the course of a school day with Arena’s artists working intensively with 25 students to create new work. The workshop culminates in participating students performing their work for the school community.

Finally, Arena artists bring students’ reflections and ideas from these workshops into the professional creative development of new works, allowing young people to see themselves and hear their voices in new, original works unlike anything they’ve seen before.

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